HB, JOMC, SPH: Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Communication (CIHC Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
HB, JOMC, SPH: Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Communication (CIHC Residential)

Overview of HB, JOMC, SPH Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Communication (CIHC Residential)

Program Focus

Provides current degree-seeking residential UNC graduate students with specialized training in health communication. Courses are designed to build expertise for applied practice, academic, and research settings. IHC faculty represent 6 disciplines and conduct research on e-health, message tailoring, risk communication, health decision-making, dissemination, media effects, usability of electronic medical information, and health marketing. Residential certificate programs are available to students currently enrolled in a residential graduate degree program at UNC Gillings.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
12
Not a stand-alone certificate. Students may earn the certificate in the context of a dedicated degree program.
Expected Duration:
>1 yr
Learning Environment:
Residential
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Applications Received:
~40
Applicants Admitted:
~25
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:
Cost included in tuition & fees for full-time, degree-seeking students.
Cost is included in UNC-Chapel Hill tuition and fees. 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:
Cost included in tuition & fees for full-time, degree-seeking students.
Cost is included in UNC-Chapel Hill tuition and fees. 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.
School-wide:

  • 42% of students received some tuition support.
  • 13% of students received grants.
  • 27% of students received some loans.
  • 18% of students received non-service awards.
  • 31% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
None
Required Prerequisites:
None
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:
None required
Visit Opportunities:

Contact us to discuss the certificate.

During the Program

Required Courses:
  • HBEH 825 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Health Communication | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/HB_sy_hbeh825_fall2014.pdf
  • HBEH 826 Interdisciplinary Health Communication Colloquium | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/HB_sy_hbeh826_fall2014.pdf
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:
N/A
Example Job Responsibilities:
N/A
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