Program Details

Minimum Credit Hours

Application Cycle
Fall; Spring

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Application Deadline
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Expected Duration
1 Year

Learning Environment

Dual Degree Options Available

How To Apply

Fee: $45

Application Deadline: April 7, 2023
(The Graduate School Application is a common application system for UNC-Chapel Hill programs.)
Application Steps

Start UNC Application

1. Important Note(s):

See program details for requirements such as perquisites, prior degree, work experience, any test score waivers, as well as a tuition estimate and program overview.

2.Applicant information, including North Carolina residency information.

3. Educational history
Please upload a copy of your most recent transcript(s), including your current term grades, if applicable. (If grades are not yet available, send them to the UNC Gillings program contact as soon as they become available.) Be sure the transcript reflects the name of the institution and any degrees you received.

6. Community Standards
You will be asked about honor code, crime, academic sanction, military discharge, etc.

7. Upload your personal statement

Upload a document that answers the following questions (no more than 2 pages).

    • State your purpose in applying for this program.
    • Explain how the certificate will be of value to you.
    • Describe any experience you have had with distance education.
    • Ten-twelve hours of student work per course, per week are required for successful course completion. Describe how you will schedule that time.
    • If you will be working full-time, explain what mechanisms you have or can put in place to ensure that you will be able to handle the demands of both work and school. Specifically, detail the support your supervisor has offered and whether release from work/school is available.
    • Describe what contributions you could make to this certificate program.
    • Please list all college level math courses you have taken–(honors courses taken in high school can be included).
  • 8. Upload your resume or CV.

    9. Enter names of recommenders. UNC will then send them an email with instructions for submitting a letter on your behalf. We encourage references from professors or teachers (or teaching assistants) or work/research supervisors who have worked directly and closely with you and who can speak about you with specificity.

    • 3 (academic and/or professional; at least one academic)

    10. Document submission (check legibility of uploads)

    11. Pay the Graduate School application fee.

    12.Track your progress.

    You will be able to track status through the Graduate School application. Once a decision is made, you will receive an email instructing login to the Graduate School application portal to see the decision letter.

    More Information

    1. SPH application review:

    • No interview required.

    Department recommendation will be sent to the Graduate School for final approval.

    2. UNC Graduate School application review and final decision:
    The UNC Graduate School reviews all admissions recommendations made by programs. Once final decisions have been made, the Graduate School will send you an email instructing login to the Graduate School application portal to see the decision letter.

    Applicant Information

    Who Should Apply
    Current, residential School of Public Health graduate student who has an interest in informatics or is working on an informatics related concentration.

    Admissions Information

    Prior Degree Required
    Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent.

    Required Prerequisites

    Standardized Tests Accepted

    Standardized Test Scores
    None required.

    Letters of Recommendation Required
    Not Required.

    Faculty-Student Match Required
    Not required.

    Interviews Required
    Not Required.

    Work Experience Required
    Informatics experience is preferred, but not required. Must have advisor approval to apply.

    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 and After The Program

    Required Courses

    • PUBH 711: Critical Issues in Global Health
    • PUBH 712: Global Health Ethics
    • PUBH 714: Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health 

    Employment Opportunities
    Future clinicians for leadership roles including CMIO, CNIO, clinician champion for Health IT implementations, and Health IT directors for clinical or public health departments.

    Example Job Responsibilities
    Clinical/Public Health Leader role; Health Information Management and Exchange Specialist; Programmer and Software Engineer; Health-IT sub-specialist.

    Additional Career Information
    Career paths, job titles, employers, and destinations of our graduates.

    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.

    Many enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

    Jason West
    Graduate Admissions Director

    Gillings Admissions: 233 Rosenau Hall, (919) 445-1170
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    135 Dauer Drive
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400