|MCH Leadership: Who Should Apply?
Master's Degree in Maternal and Child Health: Who Should Apply?
The target audience for the online MPH and MSPH degree programs in MCH will be on average 5-10 years older than our residential students and working full-time alongside their graduate studies. This audience includes individuals:
- With an MPH degree in another field whose professional work is primarily in MCH.
- Who work in MCH settings but who have never had formal public health education.
- With advanced degrees in related fields (e.g. medicine, nursing, social work, allied health) who wish to enhance their professional knowledge of key MCH concepts, methods, and competencies.
- Who wish to pursue an online master's degree in public health with a population focus in MCH.
The UNC Department of MCH seeks to admit applicants whose career goals are firmly based in fields related to maternal and child health. 1st round admission (applications due October 15) is for the Spring semester. Application information and materials are available online at the Graduate School website. Admission requirements include:
Submission of completed application materials by the deadline
- Applicants with post-bachelor's MCH-related experience will be given priority
- BSN, MSN, MS, MSW, MD, DDS/DMD or bachelor's degree in related fields
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Statement of professional goals (maximum 1000 words) as described in supplemental instructions for MCH online degree applicants
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts for all completed academic work
- GRE, MCAT or equivalent entrance exam scores taken within five years of application
- TOEFL for international applicants
MCH Leadership Certificate: Who Should Apply?
The Certificate Program in MCH Leadership seeks applicants whose career goals are firmly based in fields related to Maternal and Child Health.
Applicants with any of the following characteristics are encouraged to apply:
- Those with an MPH degree in another field whose professional work is primarily in MCH
- Those with advanced degrees in related fields (e.g., medicine, nursing, social work, allied health) who wish to enhance their professional knowledge of key MCH concepts, methods, and competencies
- Those with a desire to pursue an online master's degree in public health and expect to apply credits from a Certificate in MCH Leadership toward that goal
Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate:
- Experience in the field of MCH and/or public health
- Excellent English language (speaking and writing) skills
- A Statement of Purpose demonstrating MCH career goals and leadership potential within the field of MCH
Eligibility: The Certificate in MCH Leadership is not open to students currently enrolled in a residential graduate degree program of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Last updated June 24, 2011