Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program in Health Policy and Management is to improve the health of individuals and communities and reduce health inequities in the U.S. and abroad by educating future health leaders, managers, policymakers, practitioners and researchers. Our graduates excel in a broad range of positions and graduate and professional degree programs.

Our vision is high quality, accessible and affordable health systems that achieve optimal population health in North Carolina, across the United States and around the world.

Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) - Residential

The Residential Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) degree focuses on developing competencies for students interested in pursuing careers in health-care management and consulting. A broad range of management competencies are addressed in the degree, including finance, leadership, human resources management, information technology and health-care strategy.

Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) - Executive

The Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) - Executive degree is designed for people who work full-time in health care/public health. The degree provides students with a comprehensive understanding of public health and health care, management methods, finance and quantitative values; the curriculum also offers insight into policy-related careers in health services management. This program will also help students improve decision-making capabilities and leadership skills, especially related to the delivery of health-care services. This program comprises faculty-guided, Internet-based distance learning weekly classes in Adobe Connect, as well as brief, but intensive sessions on the Chapel Hill campus.

Master of Public Health

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 Health Policy and Management hosts the Health Policy concentration.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree is particularly appropriate for individuals interested in pursuing careers at consulting firms, contract research organizations, federal and state government entities, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, health insurers, and international health organizations. Students obtain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare system, research and analytic methods.

Dual Master's

The Department of Health Policy and Management offers several dual master's programs.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree combines rigorous training in research methodology with a substantive knowledge base. Graduates receive the academic foundation and research experience to become creative and independent researchers.

Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH)

The Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH) Program is designed for mid- to senior-level professionals who seek the skills to assume greater leadership roles in either public or private sector settings at the local, national and international levels. Our program enables students to learn – from anywhere in the world -- how to shape public health policy, lead and effect change in a wide range of organizations and institutions, and conduct and capitalize on practice-based research. Our small, diverse cohorts, renowned faculty and innovative teaching and learning environments create a rewarding and stimulating student experience. Students must come to campus for multiple short visits


The Department of Health Policy and Managements offers several certificates.

Cancer Care Quality Training Program

HPM also collaborates with the UNC Lineberger Cancer Outcomes Research Program in offering The Cancer Care Quality Training Program (CCQTP), which provides 2-years of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training to clinician and non-clinician scientists who wish to work in multidisciplinary research teams to improve cancer care quality across the cancer care continuum.

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