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

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

The Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) works to prepare public health practitioners for leadership positions by developing population-level knowledge and skills with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Building upon varied professional experience, students learn collaboratively to assess community health needs, develop innovative policies and programs and assure that new systems are maintained and improved.

We weigh multiple factors in admissions decisions. If you have questions about your qualifications for the program, please contact us.

Overview of PHLP Master of Public Health with Healthcare 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 spring 2014 admission between 9/1/2013 - 10/1/2013, and fall 2014 admission between 9/1/2013 - 3/1/2014. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
March 1, 2014
You may apply for spring 2014 admission between 9/1/2013 - 10/1/2013, and fall 2014 admission between 9/1/2013 - 3/1/2014. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 2:
March 8, 2014
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

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.

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