THE ONLINE MPH PROGRAM

FROM UNC GILLINGS

Help Us Create a Healthier World

At the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, the No. 1 public school of public health and the No. 2 overall,1 we are working to make a world of difference.

Our work brings us face-to-face with emerging and systemic threats to equity, health and well-being. To keep fighting these threats, we need people who share our determination and commitment to progress. People like you.

MPH@UNC, our CEPH-accredited online Master of Public Health (MPH) program, will prepare you to combat society’s most urgent public health challenges — from pandemics to opioid abuse to systemic disparities — while you continue to work from anywhere in the world.

The Online MPH at a Glance

4 CONCENTRATIONS

16-36 MONTHS TO COMPLETE

FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME OPTIONS

NO GRE REQUIRED

Master of Public Health Online Curriculum

The curriculum for the online MPH program begins with the Gillings Core, in which you’ll establish an integrated foundation in public health. You’ll then build focused expertise through concentration courses and electives.

Depending on your concentration, you’ll complete either the MPH practicum — a mentored, evaluated work experience where you’ll apply your training in a real-world setting — or 1,000 hours of supervised practice experiences.

CHOOSE YOUR CONCENTRATION

When you apply to the program, you will select a first- and second-choice concentration:

MPH LEADERSHIP | MPH NUTRITION | APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY | MPH/REGISTERED DIETITIAN

The online MPH Leadership, MPH Nutrition and Applied Epidemiology concentrations are CEPH-accredited, and MPH/RD is ACEND-accredited. With all concentrations, you’ll graduate with an interdisciplinary understanding of the cultural, environmental and social issues that define the modern public health landscape.

LET’S GET TO WORK

Learn how MPH@UNC equips you to lead change and advance your career.

ADMISSIONS: MPH DEGREE ONLINE

The Gillings School seeks applicants who are passionate about eliminating public health inequities and are prepared to meet the rigorous demands of our online MPH degree program.

ADMISSIONS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Four start dates per year: January, May, August, September
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • No minimum work experience
  • Prerequisites required for MPH/RD applicants

No GRE is required to apply. If you have any questions, you can speak with an admissions counselor at 855-534-2409 or admissions@onlinemph.unc.edu.

Review the application requirements for UNC Gillings’ online MPH program.

“I wasn’t going to settle for any degree just to say I had it. I very patiently waited for the right one to come along. The online format of the Gillings MPH gave me the opportunity to pursue my dream at one of the best public health schools in the country while still going about my life.”

JENNA NAZARIO

MPH@UNC CLASS OF 2020

GILLINGS’ APPROACH TO ONLINE LEARNING

One of the cornerstones of the UNC Gillings School is our open-door culture and inclusive community — and our online programs are no exception.

We’ve spent years working with leading educators and technology experts to design a truly collaborative online learning experience. You’ll connect with peers and faculty in live classes, strengthen your expertise with interactive coursework and find unparalleled support at every stage.

Additional Online Offerings From UNC Gillings

In addition to the master’s in public health online program, Gillings offers online public health education options for those who are seeking professional development or a set of specific skills instead of a graduate degree.

Join Us on the Front Lines of Public Health

When you earn your Master of Public Health online from the top-ranked Gillings School, you join a community of practical idealists who approach public health challenges with evidence-based action and interdisciplinary innovation.

We’re on it. Join us.

1 Best Public Health Schools, U.S. News & World Report (2021)arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference