As climate and environmental change pose a greater threat to humans and the natural environment, there is an urgent need for public health professionals who are trained to lead teams that address complex problems at the intersection of environment, climate and health – to identify environment and climate-related health risks and design, implement and evaluate interventions to protect public health – and to do so through the lens of health equity.
Environment and climate-focused solutions have far-reaching implications for the field of public health, and the skills and knowledge you will accrue through this program are relevant to a wide range of sectors.
99% of Gillings graduates have a job or continue their education within one year of graduating.
Learn more about the career opportunities that await you with an MPH from the Gillings School.
“I currently am working on the WaSH MEL project, which is dedicated to creating, sharing and implementing cutting-edge monitoring, evaluation and learning tools for water, sanitation and hygiene practitioners. Since most of the projects are public health-related, I have been able to apply much of the knowledge I learned in the classroom, especially skills related to data analysis and interpretation.”
Students fund their education through a combination of sources, including loans, fellowships and awards, assistantships and grants. Several awards and scholarships are supported by generous contributions to the School and University who value the current and future contributions of our students.
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Office of Scholarships and Student Aid
The UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid advises, assesses and approves students for a variety of financial aid opportunities. These include scholarships, grants and loans.
Funding from the Graduate School
The Graduate School offers resources that are designed to help students compete for internal and external grants and fellowships critical to the financial support of our graduate students.