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When it comes tackling to the world’s greatest health threats, the UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health — the nation’s No. 2 public school of public health and No. 2 overall — has always been on it.1
Now, we’re online, too.

MPH@UNC, our online Master of Public Health (MPH) program, gives the next generation of public health professionals the chance to earn a world-class MPH degree without leaving their jobs or uprooting their lives.

Nationally Accredited


Council on Education for Public Health


Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Why Online?

Train with the best.

Learn from the same engaging, award-winning faculty and complete the same rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum as our on-campus students.

Learn from anywhere.

Our online campus is available on mobile, desktop or tablet, which means you can attend classes, study groups and office hours from anywhere.

Build real-world experience.

A placement specialist will help you look for in-person, applied practicum experiences that are located close to home and tailored to your interests.

Customize your expertise.

Choose from three concentrations — MPH Leadership in Practice, MPH Applied Epidemiology, or MPH Nutrition — or our ACEND-accredited Nutrition and Dietetics program.

Learn from anywhere.

Collaborate with leading public health professionals, get personalized career support and connect with thousands of UNC Gillings alumni who live around the world.

Complete in as few as 20–36 months.2

We offer rolling admissions, three annual start dates and options for full-time, part-time and accelerated schedules — so you can apply, enroll and study on your time frame.

Change the World — Wherever You Are

“I knew I wanted to be in D.C. and pursue my master’s at the same time. The online format gave me the best of both worlds: I’m able to work in the health policy capital of the country and earn my degree from a top university.”

Grace Lee, Fall 2019 cohort

Whether you’re starting or enhancing your public health career, your location shouldn’t limit your potential. Complete this brief form and an admissions counselor will contact you.

1 Best Public Health Schools (2024) U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 28, 2024  arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference

2  For MPH Leadership, MPH Nutrition and MPH Applied Epidemiology only. MPH/RD students begin the program in January of each year and complete the program in 32 months.  arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference