The latest information on costs for the DrPH program can be found by visiting the most current Tuition and Fee Rates document, found under the Charges for Attendance heading on the University Finance Division web site. Scroll down to the Off-Campus Programs section, School of Public Health DrPH in Health Policy and Administration section of the document. DrPH students pay by the credit hour, so the total tuition and fees will change depending on the number of credit hours taken in any semester.

The 2020-2021 tuition and fees per credit hour are below. Note, the minimum number of credits to complete the degree is 43 credits.

DrPH in Health Policy and Leadership

CostsResident Non-Resident

Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change each year.

Other Costs

Note that students who enter the program without an MPH/MSPH from an accredited school of public health must take an additional 3-credit hour core public health course.

In addition to tuition, students will need computers, web cameras and headsets that conform to program specifications. Students will also be responsible for travel expenses related to their three annual visits to campus (including most food, lodging, and transportation). An overseas trip or a trip to a site outside North Carolina may replace one of the required on-campus visits over the two years of required coursework.


If you are in the military, the University’s military tuition benefit is described here.

Contact Information

Program Questions
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
DrPH Program Director

Office of Student Affairs
Contact your academic coordinator.

BSPH, MSPH and Resident MHA:
Academic Coordinator: Yolonda N. Childs

Doctoral and Executive MHA:
Academic Coordinator: Kim Sieler

Assistant to Chair: Stephanie Forman
Looking for someone else?
MPH@UNC (MPH Online) Only:
Program Coordinator, John Sugg

Mailing Address
135 Dauer Drive
1101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411