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 a decades-long collaboration between the UNC schools of medicine and public health, this concentration offers an opportunity for 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 the needs of clinical professionals in... Read more »

Maternal, Child and Family Health Concentration

What You’ll Learn The Master of Public Health (MPH) concentration in Maternal, Child and Family Health focuses on the determinants, mechanisms and systems that promote and maintain the health and safety of women, children and their families to enhance the future health and welfare of society. Our field is population-based and interdisciplinary, and we provide... Read more »

Health Policy Concentration

What You’ll Learn Our Health Policy concentration will empower you with the skills required to design, implement and evaluate health care and public health policies in a variety of settings, and to advocate for and lead changes in a policy setting. You will gain an intricate understanding of the current United States health care system... Read more »