Inside the Student Experience

MPH@UNC, the online Master of Public Health (MPH) program offered by the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, creates a student-centered online experience for aspiring public health leaders across the country.

Through live classes, immersive coursework, on-call support options and an active online campus, you will develop strong connections with the UNC Gillings community.

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Attend Live Online Classes

Using the program’s online platform, you will attend weekly live classes designed and led by the same renowned faculty who teach on campus.

Breakout rooms: Break into small groups to facilitate team problem solving sessions or to engage in intimate discussions.

Live chat: Ask questions or share insights with classmates, faculty or the class at any point in the session.

Recorded live sessions: Access live sessions, which are recorded using the online platform, at any time.

Presentation mode: Share slides, graphics and videos with faculty and classmates.

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Gain Practical Skills With Immersive Coursework

Developed by a diverse group of Gillings students, faculty and staff, MPH@UNC coursework is designed for a collaborative online learning environment. Explore progressive, dynamic material in a variety of formats, including:

Recorded lectures: Unpack key issues and concepts, delivered by professors who are leaders in the field of public health.

Interactive content: Learn from classmates in real-time by providing feedback on assignments and coursework.

Video case studies: Watch real-life case studies to develop a deep understanding of complex public health issues.

Learn more about the MPH@UNC curriculum.

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Access Expert Support

Whether you are starting your application or preparing for graduation, MPH@UNC provides a suite of support resources. That means you spend less time navigating academic or tech challenges and more time advancing your education.

Admissions support: When you apply to the program, a dedicated admissions counselor will provide assistance, guidance and feedback throughout the entire process.

Student support: A student support specialist will track your progress in the program and assist with non-academic issues.

Technical support: On-call technical experts are available 24 hours a day to help resolve IT issues and streamline your online experience.

Placement support: A placement specialist will help you secure in-person applied practicum experiences with health related settings in your community.

Take the Next Step in Your Public Health Career

Request information today and an admissions counselor will contact you.

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Become Part of the UNC Community

Live classes are just one part of the MPH@UNC online campus. A range of communication channels and collaborative tools will help you forge lasting relationships with faculty, classmates and the larger UNC community.

Social groups: Join groups with classmates who share specialized interests, just as you might on any other social networking tool.

Virtual hangouts: Continue classroom discussions, participate in group working sessions or arrange a virtual study group.

Community events: Meet other members of the UNC Gillings community by attending both digital and in-person events, including the National Health Equity Research webcast and the Minority Health Conference.

Office Hours: Have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one online office hours with faculty mentors and experienced adjunct lecturers.

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Get Global Access to WeWork

Learn on your own terms in a productive, inspiring setting. As an MPH@UNC student, you will receive a Global Access subscription to WeWork, a growing community of workspaces in 20+ countries.

Use WeWork spaces for focused individual study sessions, in-person group work or as an on-the-go travel resource. This subscription gives you complimentary access to all 240 WeWork locations, plus special WeWork events and amenities like:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Printing and copying
  • Private rooms
  • Refreshments
  • On-site support
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Strengthen Your Network With LinkedIn Premium Career

As a student in the online MPH program, you'll also receive access to LinkedIn Premium Career to help you showcase your evolving public health skills and gain exclusive insights that other applicants may not have.

Your membership included the following tools and resources:

  • The ability to send InMail messages directly to job posters ad recuiters
  • Insight into who's viewed your profile in the last 90 days
  • Applicant Insights to see how you compare to others
  • Access to in-demand skills through LinkedIn Learning
  • Instant access to salary insights and career data
  • Interactive interview preparation to practice for job interviews
  • Resume review by an expert coach

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Learn more about MPH@UNC.