Departmental resources for current students are available here.
All course information can be found in the UNC Course Catalog.
Additional courses may be added on a semester basis at the discretion of the department. See the UNC Registrar’s Directory of Classes page for more information.
Handbook and Program Guidelines
Current Year Program Guidelines:
Previous Program Guidelines (2007-2018):
- Program Guidelines (2017-2018)
- Program Guidelines (2016-2017)
- Program Guidelines (2015-2016)
- Program Guidelines (2014-2015)
- Program Guidelines (2013-2014)
- Program Guidelines (2012-2013)
- Program Guidelines (2011-2012)
- Program Guidelines (2010-2011)
- Program Guidelines (2009-2010)
- Program Guidelines (2008-2009)
- Program Guidelines (2007-2008)
Graduate School Resources
MPH and MSPH Practicum Materials
Before starting the practicum
Entered program Fall 2017
- 2017-2018 MPH and MSPH Practicum Guidelines
- 2017-2018 Practicum Preceptor Guidelines
- 2017-2018 Practicum Proposal Form
- 2017-2018 Practicum Proposal Form Submission Link
Entered program Fall 2018
- 2018-2019 MPH and MSPH Practicum Guidelines
- 2018-2019 Practicum Preceptor Guidelines
- 2018-2019 Practicum Learning Agreement Epidemiology Form
- 2018-2019 Practicum Learning Agreement Submission Link
After completing the practicum
- Master’s Practicum Report Submission Link
- Master’s Practicum Abstract Form
- Master’s Practicum Abstract Form Submission Link
- Student Practicum Evaluation Form Link
- Preceptor Practicum Evaluation Form Link
- EPID 900 Grading Form Link (to be used by Faculty Practicum Coordinator)
Degree Audit Checklists
- Milestones in the Life of a PhD Student
- Milestones in the Life of an MPH or MSPH Student
- Milestones in the Life of an MPH (VET) Student
- Milestones in the Life of an MSCR Student
- Sample Dissertation Proposals
- Word Tips for Dissertation Formatting
- Advisor Assignment/Change
- EPID 710 Exemption Request
- EPID Required Course Exemption
- SPH Core Exemption, See: Course Exemptions/Substitutions, SPH Core Courses.
- SPH Data Use Agreement
- EPID 886 Graduate Independent Study Learning Agreement
- EPID 696 Undergraduate Independent Study Learning Agreement
- Master’s Paper Proposal
- Master’s Paper Oral Presentation
- MSPH Review Meeting Form
- Verification of IRB Compliance
- Intradepartmental Review
- Practicum Verification
- Request for Doctoral Dissertation Committee Approval
- Verification of IRB Compliance
- Verification of Submission of Manuscript
- Interim Doctoral Committee/Close-Out Meeting
It is a requirement that all SPH students own a laptop that meets minimum requirements*. The university provides 24/7 computer support as well as on-site computer repair for PC and Mac computers purchased through the campus CCI program. Our faculty members increasingly are incorporating a wide variety of computer-based technologies into course content. Some courses include presentations on student laptops, use of laptops for taking notes or accessing the web, and use of social media tools, polling tools or other course-specific software during class. Students also use laptops for sharing group projects and other assignments. In short, laptops have become essential tools for 21st century students.
- The specifications listed in this link are minimum requirements. For the Department of Epidemiology, we encourage incoming students to upgrade, if possible, the processor, memory, and hard drive capacity (in that order) at the time of purchase. This should provide more assurance that your system will handle computation and data analysis requirements throughout the program.
- If you intend to run SAS (required for our courses) on your laptop you must have a Professional or higher version of Microsoft Windows. SAS will not install on a Home Edition Windows operating system.
- For students interested in Mac laptop options, please use the configurations of the current MacBook Pro models as guidelines for recommended specifications. Current models available through CCI are found here: CCI Laptops
- SAS for Mac users: SAS is only compatible with a Windows operating system (Professional or higher). A dual-boot system (BootCamp) or VM software is required for Mac users installing SAS. The Windows operating system is available to students through campus IT services.
Contact your academic coordinator.
September 19, 2023 The Gillings School is one of 13 funded partners working with the CDC’s Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics to establish the Outbreak Analytics and Disease Modeling (ODAM) Network. This funding will support the creation of the Atlantic Coast Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Analytics, which will serve as the OADM Coordinating Center and as a Center of Innovation.