Executive Program in Health and Population for Developing Countries


EPDC Admission Requirements


Admission is open to applicants from all countries, including the United States; successful applicants will show interest in health and population problems of developing countries. All applicants for MPH or MHA degrees, or for enrollment in a workshop, must meet the following minimum admission requirements:

Applicants from countries with acute health manpower shortages may be exempted from some of the admission requirements.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 30 FOR FULL-TIME DEGREE PROGRAM STUDENTS. Others may apply at any time.

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Cost

The total cost of an EPDC degree is significantly lower than for a similar degree at any university in the U.S. The EPDC-MPH tuition is only $15,000; tuition at comparable universities is often much higher. In addition, the EPDC-MPH can be completed by taking twelve months of full-time studies; most universities in the U.S. require up to two years.

A limited number of fellowships for full-time study are available on a competitive basis. No financial assistance is available for part time studies, workshops, study tours, or visiting scholars.

All applications to the UNC graduate school must be accompanied by an application fee of $55.

Degree requirements

Credit Hours: Completion of 54 credit hours for basic MPH, and 66 credit hours for MHA. The credit requirement for the extended MPH varies with specialization.

Master's Paper: A field-research-based paper.

Comprehensive Examination: An oral defense of the Master's Paper.

Time Limitations: All requirements for the degree must be completed within five years.

MPH vs. MHA

The Masters in Public Health, requiring 54 credit hours, offers a concentration on methods of policy analysis and management. This degree can be earned in twelve months by full-time study, or completed on a part-time basis.

Those interested in further specialization can take a Masters in Health Administration. This program continues on the basic MPH curriculum, allowing specialization in three different tracks: hospital administration, population, or reproductive health. Students will design their programs with the help of the EPDC director and a UNC faculty advisor.

The MHA requires only five additional months and a total of 66 credit hours. All additional time beyond basic MPH will be spent on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill. a


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