PHLP: Master of Public Health with Health Care and Prevention Concentration (MPH Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
PHLP: Master of Public Health with Health Care and Prevention Concentration (MPH Residential)

Overview of PHLP Master of Public Health with Health Care and Prevention Concentration (MPH Residential)

Program Focus

Provides physicians and medical students with a population perspective and skills to use that perspective in clinical as well as community settings. After viewing the GPS overview, see our MPH in Health Care and Prevention partner page for additional information.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
42
Expected Duration:
1 yr
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall
You may apply for fall 2015 admission between 9/1/2014 - 3/1/2015. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
March 1, 2015
You may apply for fall 2015 admission between 9/1/2014 - 3/1/2015. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 2:
March 10, 2015
Deadlines vary - see "Application Details" for more information

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Physicians or physicians-in-training who seek training in population health and healthcare
Applications Received:
~55
Applicants Admitted:
~45
Enrolled Student Demographics:
  • 57% / 43% female to male
  • 33% minority, including 20% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 2% international
  • mean age of 31
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
All Residential MPH: ~80
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 30-39

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~$15,000 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
~$31,000 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Funding:
For 2011-2012, students in this program received funding from various UNC sources, including department, School and University. Data below include only funding administered by UNC. Categories are not mutually exclusive.
All Residential MPH:

  • 49% of students received some tuition support.
  • 21% of students received grants.
  • 52% of students received some loans.
  • 40% of students received non-service awards.
  • 6% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
MD (existing or in-progress)
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
MCAT
Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
All Residential MPH: On average, incoming students had 60th percentile verbal and 58th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
Undergrad G.P.A.:
All Residential MPH: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.6
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
Yes
Applicants must be physicians or physicians-in-training.
Visit Opportunities:

The department hosts a recruiting visit in the fall for promising prospective students. There are also School-wide conference calls and orientation opportunities.

During the Program

Required Courses:
  • PUBH 600 Health Care in the United States | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh600_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf
  • ENVR 600 Environmental Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/600-0011.pdf
  • PUBH 741 Quantitative Methods for Health Care Professionals I | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh741_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf
  • PUBH 749 Master's Seminar | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh749_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
  • PUBH 750 Strategies of Prevention for Clinicians | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh750_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf
  • PUBH 760 Clinical Measurement/Evaluation | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/701504469_sy_epid711_20099.pdf
  • PUBH 886 Field Practicum in Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh886_syllabus_2014.pdf
  • PUBH 992 Master's Paper | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh992_syllabus_2014.pdf
  • Elective(s):
    • PUBH 751 Critical Appraisal of Medical Literature I | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh751_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf
    • PUBH 752 Seminar In Critical Appraisal of Health Literature | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh752_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 701 Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh701_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 702 Systematic Review | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh702_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 703 Quality Improvement in Health Care and Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh703_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 704 Foundations of Global Public Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh704_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 705 One Health: Philosophy to Practical Application of Human, Animal and Environmental Health | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh705_syllabus_2013_spring.pdf
    • PUBH 746 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh746_syllabus_2013-fall.pdf
    • PUBH 750 Strategies of Prevention for Clinicians | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh750_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf
    • PUBH 756 Addressing Health Inequalities in the US | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/700577565_sy_pubh756_20092.pdf
    • PUBH 763 Policy Issues in Health Outcomesand Quality of Care | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/phnu763_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive written exam
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's paper
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Field practicum
Global Options Available:

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

Many enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

After the Program

Employment Opportunities:
Medical practice
Example Job Responsibilities:
Design and give direction to hospital-based program that reduces readmits for patients who have undergone surgery.
The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Anthony Viera
Director Associate Professor Distinguished Associate Professor Adjunct Associate Professor
(919) 966-0758
590 Manning Drive
CB 7595
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA
Sue Tolleson-Rinehart
Adj. Associate Professor; Assoc. Dir-HC&P
(919) 843-9477
319C MacNider
Pediatrics
CB 7220
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7220
USA