Interdisciplinary Certificate Program Prospective Students

Frequently asked questions

Who can enroll in the Interdisciplinary Certificate Program?
UNC System Affiliate graduate or professional students and professional learners with some graduate level course and research experience are eligible to apply.
Are there any prerequisites for admission into the program?
You must be a graduate or professional student, in any academic course of study, and in good standing at UNC-Chapel Hill. Working professionals must have at least an introductory knowledge of research and competence in the review of scientific journals.
How do I apply for the certificate program?
Please complete the online application and submit electronically. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
For students or professionals completing coursework through Part-time Classroom Studies who are not currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill (non-matriculating students), please visit The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education website for an online UNC Continuing Education/Part-time Classroom Studies Application. This is an additional application process for non-matriculating students. For additional questions about this process including deadlines, course fees, location, and times, please contact the Part-time Classroom Studies office, at 919-962-1134.
What does the certificate program require of enrolled students?
The certificate program requires completion of 10 credit hours towards the certificate:

  • The required three-credit course: Translational Health Disparities; Research, Practice, and Policy- HPM 830
  • The required one-credit Interdisciplinary Seminar in Health Disparities- EPID 892 (pre-requisite MHCH/PUBH 890)
  • At least one additional course from the Health Disparities Certificate Curriculum must be taken before the seminar course EPID 892.
  • A series of courses from those within the Health Disparities Curriculum (six total credit hours).
    • See Curriculum section for approved course
  • Attend certificate program’s academic progress meetings held each semester
  • Attendance at four monthly ECHO Health Disparities Seminars over the course of each academic year
  • Active participation in the online discussion board
  • Completion of the certificate program’s exit survey.


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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Program on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health Outcomes
Room 265 Rosenau Hall, CB#7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435