MPH in Community Health Education

In this program, you’ll learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate programs that promote the health of individuals and communities. You’ll have access to faculty who are making a mark in the community, getting out there and doing. Our faculty and students are passionate about working with diverse populations to improve health. And because this is an evening program, it's a great fit for working professionals looking to advance their education while maintaining a day job.

Quick facts, careers, and skills

When you finish this program, you’ll be ready to promote healthy living, prevent disease, and change the health of individuals and communities for the better. 

Quick facts

Evening program
Program location: UNC
Credit hours: 42-45
Est. time to complete: 2 years
Option: Emphasis in global health

Sample careers

Health educator
Community organizer
Health department administrator
& more

Skills you'll gain

Community engagement
Program evaluation
Program planning
& more


This 42- to 45-credit hour evening program offers both in-classroom and applied learning experiences. In addition to the public health core areas, you'll take classes in program planning and evaluation, community health engagement, and research methods. You’ll also choose from a variety of elective courses so that you can hone in on what matters most to you. And if your interests are bigger than one country can contain, we offer the option to add an emphasis in global public health, where you’ll learn how to apply community health education principles in the global arena.

Total credits: 42


IdentifierCompetenciesCourse Where Competency is Addressed/Assessed
MPH-CHE 1​​​Examine the accessibility of community health resources and services from a health equity lens and analyze how access impacts individual and community health.CHBH 5350
MPH-CHE 2Explain how cultural beliefs and practices both positively and negatively influence participation in community health initiatives.

CHBH 6100

CHBH 5350

MPH-CHE 3​Synthesize knowledge of community health education and public health to illustrate best practices for effective community engagement.CHBH 5350
MPH-CHE 4Apply public health theoretical concepts of models to create a community health initiative that includes a logic model for aligning the mission, goals and measurable process, outcomes and impact objectives of the initiative.CHBH 6100
MPH-CHE 5​Apply cultural theories and frameworks when working with community groups/stakeholders on a community-engaged initiative.

CHBH 5350

CHBH 6150

Adding an emphasis in global health

The MPH in Community Health Education + Global Health is a 45-credit-hour program that's designed to provide you with a public health perspective of globalization and global health issues. As a student in this program, you'll gain the skills you need to apply public health methods to address global challenges.

Total credits: 45

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