Gillings School Practicum Day

Every year, we send more than 425 graduates into the world with the tools to solve complex public health problems. Our Gillings School students have these skills not only because they engage with our School’s world class faculty and superb resources, but also because they gain direct experience working with community partners during their practicum,... Read more »

MPH Practicum

This 200 (minimum) hour planned, mentored, and evaluated work experience (paid or unpaid) gives you the real-world opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, skills, and values from Year One of your Gillings MPH training in a professional public health setting such as a nonprofit organization, hospital, local or state health department, or for-profit firm (public... Read more »

Residential MPH Frequently Asked Questions

Admissions Can students transfer courses into the program, and if so, how many? In general, upon recommendation of the academic program (and approval by The Graduate School), up to 20 percent of the total hours required for the master’s degree may be graduate-level courses transferred from another approved institution, or from this institution for courses... Read more »


The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers degree and non-degree options, from bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, to certificates and continuing education.

MPH/RD Program

What You’ll Learn With the MPH/RD program from the Gillings School, aspiring clinical dietitians who are motivated to help people live healthier lives through better nutrition can earn a master’s in public health from a leading school. The program offers customized internship placement services to assist you in fulfilling the course and internship requirements to... Read more »

Public Health Data Science Concentration

What You’ll Learn Data science draws upon multiple disciplines, combining the statistical skills to manipulate data and make inferences, the mathematical skills to model phenomena and make predictions, and the computer science skills to manage and analyze large data sets. Steeped in the public health context, our program offers a unique focus on leveraging the... Read more »

Population Health for Clinicians Concentration

What You’ll Learn Building on two decades of collaboration between the UNC schools of medicine and public health, this concentration offers an opportunity for medical students, physicians, and other clinicians to gain mastery in public health and population science. It also offers a unique interdisciplinary focus on clinical, prevention, population and social sciences. Developed with... Read more »