Department of Epidemiology

Degrees and Certificates

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

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Master of Public Health (MPH)

The redesigned UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is for people who are passionate about solving urgent local and global public health problems. With a legacy of outstanding education, cutting edge research and globally-recognized leadership, the UNC Gillings School is creating the next generation of public health leaders through our integrated training program and 21st century curriculum. The Department of Epidemiology hosts the Applied Epidemiology and the Health Equity, Social Justice and Human Rights concentrations.

Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)

The Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is for physician-scientists and others who want to develop the skills necessary for a successful career 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.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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

Minoring in Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology offers a minor in epidemiology for eligible doctoral students.

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Certificate in Field Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology offers an online certificate in field epidemiology.