The Department of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers master’s and doctoral degrees.


As part of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Applied Epidemiology Concentration, students learn to apply epidemiologic tools and approaches to describe patterns of disease or public health issues affecting diverse populations using an epidemiologic framework and, in turn, help drive solutions to problems.

Students in the cross-cutting, interdisciplinary Master of Public Health (MPH) Health Equity, Social Justice, and Human Rights (EQUITY) Concentration develop skills to improve population health through measuring, identifying, and intervening to eliminate health inequities and improve social justice and human rights.

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Applied Epidemiology Concentration
Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights Concentration

Overview of the MPH

MPH Contact:
Karla Townley-Tilson, MBA, Coordinator for Residential MPH
Nancy Foskey, MA, MA, Coordinator for MPH@UNC

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The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is for students who want to develop the skills necessary for a successful career as a principal investigator and collaborator in clinical and translational research. The program emphasizes study design, fundamentals of data analysis and collaboration with methodologists including biostatisticians. Students also learn about proposal development and grant writing, project oversight, including patient safety and IRB compliance, interdisciplinary collaboration, presentation of study results and professional development. The MSCR program is jointly sponsored by the TraCS (North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences) Institute.

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) provides students with research and teaching skills in epidemiology through coursework, doctoral research, practice opportunities, and preliminary doctoral examinations.

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Minoring in Epidemiology

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