Community Health Education, M.P.H.

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In addition to the minimum admission materials required by the Graduate School, applicants should submit:

  • A resume.
  • A one-page statement of professional goals as related to the M.P.H. program. In your statement, include consideration of:
    • How the program will help advance your personal and career goals.
    • How you became interested in pursuing a career in public health generally and in community health specifically.
    • How your volunteer, educational, work, and/or personal experiences led to your decision to pursue a career in public health.
    • What specific areas of public health and community health education you are interested in.
    • What your vision is for your future career in public health or community health education.
    • Why you are interested in the M.P.H. program at UNC Greensboro.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Your reference providers are required to write a letter on your behalf in addition to filling out the required form. We also recommend that at least one of your letters of recommendation come from a professor or course instructor.

Applicants can enroll as either full-time or part-time students. All required courses except the internship are offered in the evenings. Full-time students are expected to take four courses each fall and spring semester for two years. Part-time students usually take two courses each fall and spring semester, and one course each summer, over three years.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 45 credit hours

Core Courses (21 credits)
HEA 601Foundations of Public Health3
HEA 602Epidemiology Methods3
HEA 604Quantitative Methods3
HEA 607Determinants of Health3
HEA 619Systems, Leadership, and Policy I3
HEA 624Systems, Leadership, and Policy II 3
HEA 621Public Health Theories and Strategies3
Required Professional Courses (9 credits)
HEA 618Assessment and Program Planning I 3
HEA 623 Assessment and Program Planning II 3
HEA 625Evaluation Methods3
Electives (9 credits)
Select three courses (9 credits) of electives *9
Capstone Experience (6 credits) **
HEA 650Community Health Internship/Practicum6
Total Credit Hours45

Chosen in consultation with the student's advisor.


In addition to the field-based learning experiences in courses throughout the program, students are required to integrate and synthesize their acquired skills and knowledge in an applied situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice in community health education. This is done through an internship/practicum in a community health agency. Prior to the internship/practicum, students plan their work in an applied program planning class.