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Leadership in Practice and Population Health for Clinicians | Degrees and Concentrations

Master’s Degree (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.

To learn more, visit these pages:

MPH Overview – More information about online and residential MPH offerings is available here.

MPH Core  – All students who enroll to earn a Master of Public Health degree will complete an integrated, 12-credit curriculum and then complete a concentration in one of 11 concentrations.

Leadership in Practice Concentration – This concentration teaches current and aspiring public health professionals how to lead teams, projects, organizations and systems in eliminating inequities, improving conditions and fostering change in local and global communities.

Population Health for Clinicians Concentration – This concentration teaches current and aspiring clinicians how to provide excellent care to individuals and also to improve systems of care for the benefit of all. The Population Health for Clinicians concentration was formally known as the Health Care and Prevention Track.

Contacts for the Master of Public Health degree:
Karla Townley-Tilson, MBA, Coordinator for Residental MPH
Nancy Foskey, MS, MA, Coordinator for MPH@UNC

Dual Master Degree

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.

Program Details
MPH-PHARMD Contact: Johnston King


In addition to concentration, PHLP also offers the following online graduate-level certificates in the following areas:

Core Concepts of Public Health
Field Epidemiology
Global Health
Public Health Leadership

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