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: Connect online with supportive faculty members in a one-on-one setting.

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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

Get Started

Learn more about MPH@UNC.