At UNC Gillings we believe that local health is global health and global health is public health. Global and local content is infused across our courses, programs and degrees. In addition, we have several specific global health academic program offerings. A snapshot of the global health academic offerings is provided below.

Check out our list of courses infused with global health specific content at UNC Gillings

Degree Programs

  • The Master of Public Health in Global Health. Designed to train current and aspiring professionals to solve public health problems locally and globally, the Global Health concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills to advance the health and well-being of populations in diverse global settings. The program is for people who are passionate about solving urgent local and global public health problems.
  • The Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership prepares mid-to-senior level professionals for top positions in organizations working to improve the public’s health. The three-year, cohort-based distance program confers a DrPH in Health Administration. The Program targets diverse individuals working full-time in the U.S. or internationally with substantial leadership responsibilities in communities, organizations and institutions.

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  • The Online Certificate in Global Health strengthens the global health competencies and abilities of healthcare practitioners throughout North Carolina, the nation and the world. It is a formal academic certificate for non-degree-seeking students that examines complexities inherent in improving health on a global scale.