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Global Health Academic Offerings

Group shot of PUBH 716 students with the Taj Mahal in the background. Photo by Ariana Katz

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.

Degree Programs

  • The 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 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.

Interested in a degree program? Fill out a Graduate Program Prospective Student Inquiry Form.


  • The Residential Graduate Certificate in Global Health enhances students’ capability and capacity to perform as public health professionals with a global perspective and with collaborative and cross-cultural sensitivity and skills in communication, diversity and cultural competency, professionalism and ethics, and systems thinking. The Certificate in Global Health is open to students enrolled in a residential graduate degree program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • 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.

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