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The Department of Epidemiology offers a master's and a
doctoral degree and cosponsors a certificate. The Master's and Doctoral programs offer a body
of research skills,
together with the opportunity to work closely with faculty on key
research questions, and to share the challenge and rewards that
Master of Public Health (MPH)
The Master of Public Health (MPH) is a terminal degree program for
physicians and other doctoral-level professionals. The MPH
degree requires a minimum of 42 semester hours of credit, and is
designed as a two-year program. MPH students with limited
time on campus may compress the course and examination requirements
into eighteen months.
MPH degree requirements
Master of Public Health Program (MPH) with a Veterinary Epidemiology Concentration
The Department of Epidemiology, in collaboration with the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is jointly sponsoring a targeted curriculum opportunity for veterinarians interested in careers in public health. This 2 year program requires a minimum of 56 total credit hours. This unique program is designed to provide graduate training for veterinarians interested in pursuing public health service oriented careers with local, state, federal and international public health and animal health agencies.
Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR)
The MSCR program is an interdisciplinary research degree
program housed within the Department of Epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global
Public Health but jointly sponsored by the TraCS (North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences) Institute
(tracs.unc.edu). The program is designed to develop the skills necessary for a
successful career as a principal investigator and collaborator in
clinical/translational research. The MSCR requires a minimum of 36 semester
hours of credit and is designed as a two-year program with at least two full
semesters in residence. The program may
be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis.
MSCR degree requirements
For additional information regarding the MSCR program, contact
Susan Pusek, Director, Education Programs, TraCS Institute (919-966-0128, firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions related to the
application process, please contact Carmen Woody, Student Services Manager
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in epidemiology prepares students for
careers in research and teaching, often at a university, federal or
state agency, or private research institution. Students develop
research and teaching skills in epidemiology through coursework and
practice opportunities. The doctoral program includes coursework, preliminary doctoral examinations, and doctoral research. Students who have already earned a relevant master's or professional degree (MD, DDS, DVM, etc.) typically complete the doctorate in three to five years after admission.
Students who have not earned a relevant master's or professional degree may still be admitted to the doctoral program; however, these students are required to complete the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in the Department of Epidemiology before they begin their doctoral coursework. This may add one to two years to the program. These applicants should still apply directly to the PhD program.
Questions? Please contact: Carmen A. Woody, Student Services Specialist. Phone: (919) 966-7458
Certificate in Field Epidemiology
The Certificate in Field Epidemiology
is cosponsored by the Department of Epidemiology and the Public Health Leadership Program.
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