The Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers master’s and doctoral degrees.

Master’s

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.

Overview of the MPH Core

MPH Core Contacts

Karla Townley-Tilson, MBA, Coordinator for Residential MPH

Nancy Foskey, MA, Coordinator for MPH@UNC

MPHCoordinators@unc.edu

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Program and Application Details

Maternal, Child and Family Health Concentration

MPH Contact: (919)966-2018

 

The Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree prepares students who have, or are expected to have, a terminal health professional or allied health professional degree related to maternal and child health.

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MSPH Contact: (919)966-2018


Dual Master’s

The Dual Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH-MSW) imparts knowledge of the major factors associated with maternal and child health, key principles and methods for improving the health of mothers and children, and core principles and methods for conducting program planning, management, consultation and policy analysis locally, in the United States and across the globe.

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MPH-MSW Contact: (919)966-2018

Public Health and Master of Social Work (MPH-MSW) provides a grounding in the major factors associated with maternal and child health, key principles and methods for improving the health of mothers and children, and core principles and methods for conducting program planning, management, consultation and policy analysis in the United States and across the globe.

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MSPH-MSW Contact: (919)966-2018


Master’s to Doctoral

The Master of Public Health to Doctor of Philosophy (MPH-PhD) enables applicants with a bachelor’s degree to pursue a research career, whether in basic or applied research, that focuses on the maternal and child health populations. Students in this program complete all requirements for the MPH and, if approved to proceed to doctoral study, all requirements for the PhD.

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MPH-PhD Contact: (919)966-2018

The Master of Science in Public Health to Doctor of Philosophy (MSPH-PhD) enables applicants with a bachelor’s degree to pursue a research career, whether in basic or applied research, that focuses on the maternal and child health populations. Students in this program complete all requirements for the MSPH and, if approved to proceed to doctoral study, all requirements for the PhD.

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MSPH-PhD Contact: (919)966-2018

The Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD) prepares students for pharmacist roles that, increasingly, require proficiency in medication therapy management and health promotion on the patient, regional, state and national levels. A public health pharmacist is expected to use their pharmacotherapeutic knowledge and skills in combination with their public health skills to plan, organize, manage, and perform drug-related activities within a specific public health focus or setting.

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MPH-PHARMD Contact: (919)966-2018


Doctoral

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree develops research scholars capable of producing and disseminating new knowledge and methods for the public health profession in the field of maternal and child health. Each doctoral student is expected to develop and demonstrate competence in at least three areas: core maternal and child health content, research methods and a chosen area of specialization. The specialization area will be related to the student’s dissertation research.

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PhD Contact: (919)966-2018


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