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Welcome to one of the world's leading Health Policy and Management departments. Consistently ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Health Policy and Management programs in the U.S., we have distinguished ourselves with our collaborative learning environment, first-rate research and outstanding faculty.
For a brief description of each of our programs, just scroll down. For more detailed information, select the "more information" link at the end of the description, select the link for the program you wish to see below, or use the menu items on the right.
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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) in the Department of Health Policy and Management is a professional program for undergraduate students who are interested in careers in health policy and health organization leadership.
Residential Master's Programs
The Health Policy and Management department offers three outstanding residential master's programs for high-quality individuals who aspire to become leading health care professionals:
The department also offers dual degrees with the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the School of Information and Library Science, and the Department of City and
Regional Planning, along with concurrent degree opportunities with the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Law.
PLEASE NOTE: The MPH is a professional degree intended for those
students who hold a doctoral-level professional degree (e.g., JD, MD, DDS, PhD),
or are in the process of completing a doctoral-level degree.
MPH Students gain a comprehensive understanding of public health
philosophy, methods, and values and are provided with an orientation to
management and policy-related careers in the health field. The degree
is suitable for individuals who have an interest in either healthcare
management or health policy. MPH graduates successfully pursue careers
in a variety of healthcare sectors including health systems, hospitals,
consulting firms, managed care organizations, medical group practices,
government agencies, public policy organizations, public health
departments, and global health organizations.
Students currently pursuing a professional doctoral degree (or a PhD in another field) can simultaneously earn an MPH degree. Such students are awarded the MPH degree after, or concurrently with, being awarded the doctoral degree. For these students, eligibility for award of the MPH degree requires completion of the doctoral degree.
The MSPH is a professional degree designed to prepare students for careers in health policy analysis, planning, development, evaluation, and advocacy at local, state, federal, and international levels as well as in the private sector. The MSPH degree is particularly appropriate for individuals interested in pursuing careers with public policy organizations, public advocacy organizations, consulting research organizations, federal and state government entities, public health departments, and international health organizations. Students obtain a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare system, policy analysis, and analytic methods.
Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
Executive MHA and Executive MPH Programs Ranked #2 by Modern Physician magazine
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a small,
select number of incredibly bright and motivated working health care
professionals in the U.S. and abroad for admission into our top-ranked,
rigorous Executive MHA and Executive MPH programs. If you think you can
meet our standards, please begin the application process.
The Executive MPH program is aimed at working professionals seeking top executive positions in public health and leads to a Master of Public Health (MPH). The curriculum consists of "clusters" in public health, financial and general management, analysis and systems -- culminating in the development and presentation of an integrated business plan.
The doctoral programs in Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina are designed to provide students with the competencies they need for successful careers in health policy research or health administration leadership. As a result of our program, students develop scholarly expertise, rigorous research skills, confidence in their teaching and a high standard of professionalism that is unmatched.
Two programs are offered:
The Department of Health Policy and Management's PhD program combines rigorous training in research methodology with a disciplinary-based education to provide the academic foundation and research experience to become creative and independent researchers.
The Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership prepares mid-career professionals for senior-level positions in organizations working to improve the public's health. The three-year, cohort-based distance program confers a DrPH in Health Administration.
The Community Preparedness and Disaster Management Certificate Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides community leaders, emergency management personnel and other disaster responders with the latest information and knowledge of management systems used to prepare for natural and man-made disasters, including bioterrorism.[more information]
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The Health Policy and Management department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers eight dual degree programs. Under these programs students simultaneously pursue two specified study programs.
Content for this page provided by the Department of Health Policy and Management. If you have further questions about admission requirements or programs, please contact the respective program director (contact information above) or the HPM Student Services Office. For technical questions or problems with the online admissions form, contact the Graduate School.
|Last updated October 10, 2013|