Programs

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Master of Public Health, Community Health Education

This concentration allows you to tailor your program to your areas of interest by selecting elective courses from a wide variety of offerings each semester from all partner institutions, including classes in women’s health, built environment, physical activity, nutrition, health disparities, and health communication.

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Master of Public Health, Global Health and Community Health Education

This concentration focuses on working on health issues in the global context. Elective options are offered at partners institutions (UC Anschutz Medical Campus and CSU) and include classes such as: Health and Human Rights, Global Health Policy Issues, and Nutrition in the Global Community. Students in this concentration are encouraged to take advantage of international opportunities for classes and practicum projects.

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Master of Public Health, Healthy Aging and Community Health Education

This concentration focuses on working with older adults and addresses the essential need for trained professionals to help the growing senior population with health issues. The elective classes are taught by experienced Gerontology faculty and include titles such as: Community Resources for the Elderly and Psychological Aspects of Aging.

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 Certificate in Public Health Sciences

Explore the core science of public health through the Certificate in Public Health Sciences. Many students use the certificate to supplement existing graduate training in non-public health fields or as a pathway toward completing the Master of Public Health. A certificate program is a great way to retool, refine and reinvest in your professional development.

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Graduate Assistantships

MPH students who select UNC as their home campus may apply for available Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions.  Several students are selected annually to serve as GAs in the Colorado School of Public Health at UNC, and a limited number of GA positions are available in other programs on the UNC Campus through the Graduate School & International Admissions.

In return for ten hours per week of assistance with faculty research, class preparation and programmatic support, GAs in the Community Health Program receive a stipend and payment of a portion of ColoradoSPH tuition and UNC student activity fees (excluding technology fees). The terms of GA positions outside Community Health vary by program. Many programs calculate tuition benefits based on UNC, versus ColoradoSPH, tuition rates and do not pay any portion of fees. Be certain you review and understand the terms of your employment.

 

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