Continuing Education: I is for Investigation (CE-IINV)

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers a wide variety of continuing education programs, from face-to-face courses to online trainings. One of NCIPH’s goals is to strengthen the practice of health and human services professionals, research and educators through well-designed and targeted training programs. Please NCIPH’s catalog of courses for a full list of continuing education offerings.

I for Investigation

No visits to campus, no fees, and no applications are required. Simply create an account and take the course here: Provides an overview of outbreak investigation.

General Information

Expected Duration

~4.5-5hrs to complete

Learning Environment


Application Cycle

rolling admissions

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply

Public health graduate students and working public health professionals

Enrolled Student Demographics

  • Total Enrollment 1620
  • Female 72%, Male 28%
  • Underrepresented Minority Students 16.3%
  • International 11%

Program Costs & Funding

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required


Required Prerequisites


Standardized Test(s) Accepted

Not required

Standardized Test(s) Scores

Undergrad G.P.A.

School-wide: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate of 3.5

Letters of Recommendation Required

Not required

Faculty-Student Match Required

Not required

Interviews Required

Not required

Work Experience Required

Not required

Visit Opportunities

Learn about opportunities to come to UNC Gillings to meet faculty, staff, and current students. If you are unable to come to campus – don’t worry – our representatives attend a variety of recruitment events around the United States as well as host virtual fairs and webinars.

During the Program

Required Courses


Comprehensive Exam Type(s)

No comprehensive exams

Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation

Not required

Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork

Not required

Global Options Available

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

NOTE: Continuing education students don’t have opportunity for global study outside courses comprising program.

After the Program

Register for continuing education event
  1. Complete online application
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    1. Please register here.

  2. FYI: application review process
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    1. SPH application review:

      • Interview
        • No interview required.
      • You will be notified via email regarding program decision.

The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

  • Rachel Wilfert
  • Research Associate
  • (919) 966-4085
  • NC Institute for Public Health
    CB 8165
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165