We are part of a top school of public health within a university long seen as one of the “public ivies.” Public Health Leadership prepares public health practitioners for leadership positions by developing their population-level knowledge and skills with an interdisciplinary emphasis. Students learn collaboratively to develop skills in assessing community health needs, developing innovative policies and programs, and maintaining and improving new systems. Public Health Leadership offers:
Online Academic Certificate Programs in:
All certificate programs are offered online, with some featuring an in-person component. Certificate programs are open to any interested student not currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Credits earned through certificate programs are fully transferable to the MPH Program in Public Health Leadership if a student applies, and is admitted, to that program.
An interdisciplinary MPH Program with three concentration areas in:
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12 full-time faculty
50 adjunct faculty
Our faculty have strengths in:
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For general questions regarding the department, degrees or admissions, contact:
Sue Robeson, Student Services Specialist
In Public Health Leadership at Gillings, we:
As a small but diverse group of educators, faculty in Public Health Leadership:
Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs:
MPH with Leadership Concentration: A 15-month degree program for new graduates and experienced professionals that can be completed in fewer than 3 years. Designed for those who wish to broaden their knowledge and skills in public health philosophy and sciences. Applicants come from a variety of disciplines and have a range of experiences. The curriculum builds on previous work experiences, which allows some program flexibility.
MPH with Healthcare and Prevention Concentration: One-year degree program that provides physicians and medical students with a population perspective and skills to use that perspective in clinical and community settings. Typically earned during students’ third and fourth year of medical school.
MPH with Occupational Health Nursing Concentration: A terminal degree program for working professionals that can be completed in 2-2.5 years. Provides education and training to professional nurses in occupational health nursing to promote worker health and safety. Interdisciplinary curriculum supports the scientific and disciplinary development of occupational health nursing and provides opportunities to apply knowledge through a mentored practicum experience. Students are prepared for leadership/ management positions in industry, government, and other occupational health settings, to act as consultants to business, industry, and government, and to provide program planning and evaluation expertise.
Online Certificate Programs:
Online Certificate in Public Health Leadership: An 11-credit hour program open to any interested student not currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Designed for public health professionals aiming to further develop their leadership skills and potential, covers core content taught in PHLP’s Leadership MPH concentration. Provides leadership development directed at the individual, team, organizational and community levels within the context of public health and health care. Students will master competencies that will enable them to have a greater influence and effectiveness within their organizations. Students may register, receive materials, interact with faculty and successfully complete this program while only traveling to campus once for three days.
Online Certificate in Core Concepts in Public Health: A 15-credit hour program open to any interested student not currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. This interdepartmental program covers the required core content taught within UNC’s MPH programs – epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, environmental health, and health behavior. All courses are taught completely online.
Online Certificate in Global Health: A 12-credit hour program open to any interested student not currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. This interdisciplinary 12-program examines the complexities inherent in improving health on a global scale. Prepares students to work in changing environments and with diverse populations and to respond competently to health challenges presented by permeable geographic and cultural boundaries. All courses are taught completely online.
Online Certificate in Field Epidemiology: A 12-credit hour program open to any interested student not currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. Program addresses: core functions of outbreak investigation; surveillance systems and methods; infectious disease epidemiology; and field epidemiology methods. All courses are taught completely online.
Online Certificate in Occupational Health Nursing: A 12-credit hour academic program developed specifically for distance education and open to any interested student not currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill. All credits earned are completely transferable as part of the requirements for the completion of the OHN Concentration MPH degree. Students may register, receive materials, interact with faculty and successfully complete this program while only traveling to campus once for eight days.
With a degree in Public Health Leadership, Gillings alumni are prepared to:
They are successfully employed across NC and around the world in:
Recent alumni positions include:
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Faculty and student colleagues in Public Health Leadership create and participate in a welcoming, interactive online and residential classroom environment using twenty-first century teaching methods, technologies and facilities.
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