EPID, PHLP: Certificate in Field Epidemiology (FEPI Online) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
EPID, PHLP: Certificate in Field Epidemiology (FEPI Online)

Overview of EPID, PHLP Certificate in Field Epidemiology (FEPI Online)

Program Focus

This is a 12-credit hour program of graduate study that addresses: core functions of outbreak investigation; surveillance systems and methods; infectious disease epidemiology; and field epidemiology methods. All courses are taught completely online. No travel to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus is required. Online certificates are available to any interested student NOT currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. After viewing the GPS overview, see our Certificate in Field Epidemiology partner page for additional information.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
12
Expected Duration:
1.5 yrs
Learning Environment:
Online
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
June 16, 2015
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Students with high math competency and excellent writing skills. This program should be considered essential for public health preparedness staff, nurses, communicable disease investigators, epidemiologists, environmental health specialists, health educators.
Applications Received:
~100
Applicants Admitted:
~90
Enrolled Student Demographics:
School-wide demographics:
  • 70% / 30% female to male
  • 38% 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)
  • 10% international
  • mean age of 31
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~15
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 20-29

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~475 per credit hour
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:
~1,300 per credit hour
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:
None available.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree or international equivalent
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
None required
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
School-wide: On average, incoming students had 77th percentile verbal and 65th 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.:
School-wide: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.5
Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
Yes
3 yrs education and/or experience in a health or social science related field (includes volunteer experience) is recommended.
Visit Opportunities:

Interested students are welcome to attend our School-wide open house.

During the Program

Required Courses:

  • EPID 600 Principles of Epidemiology | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/sample_schedule_epid600_classroom.pdf
  • EPID 750 Fundamentals of Public Health Surveillance | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/703873037_sy_epid750_20129.pdf
  • EPID 758 METHODS AND PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPID | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/213/7/7334487_sy_epid758_2124.pdf
  • EPID 759 METHODS IN FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY | Syllabus: https://sakai.unc.edu/access/content/user/mystery1/Syllabus/

Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
No comprehensive exams
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
None required
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Not required
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.

NOTE: Certificate students don’t have opportunity for global study outside courses comprising program.

After the Program

Employment Opportunities:
Epidemiologists and local, state and national healthcare organizations
Example Job Responsibilities:
Epidemiologic and other surveillance activities related to outbreak investigations
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:

Michele Fulton
Student Services Specialist
919-843-5758
4113 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Campus Box 7469
Chapel Hill, NC
27599-7469