The Department of Public Health Leadership and Practice at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers master’s degrees and certificates.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

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 Public Health Leadership Program (PHLP) hosts the Leadership in Practice, Place-Based Health and Population Health for Clinicians concentrations. Additionally, PHLP also co-leads the Global Health concentration.

Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD)

The Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD) program 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.


In addition to our master's degrees, PHLP also offers the following online graduate-level certificates in the following areas. We are currently accepting applications for the Field Epidemiology and Public Health Leadership certificates.


Contact Public Health Leadership

135 Dauer Drive
4104 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7469
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7469
(919) 966-5285