MPH in Community Health Education

The Master of Public Health in Community Health Education (MPH) is a professional preparation program for students interested in careers that involve the development and management of population-based health promotion and disease prevention activities within communities. In the program students receive academic preparation in the traditional public health fields of epidemiology, statistics, environmental health, health policy with course work and field-based experiences emphasizing the development of practitioner competencies. The degree program prepares graduates for careers in public health and health care settings at local, state, regional, or national level.



Mission Statement:

The UNCG MPH program prepares community health education practitioners committed to promoting the health of communities.

Goal 1: Teaching

The PHE-MPH program offers classroom, field, and professional development experiences that afford students the opportunity to acquire and apply core public health and health education knowledge areas.

Goal 2: Scholarship and Research

The PHE faculty and students will engage in the pursuit of new public health and health education knowledge.

Goal 3: Service

The PHE faculty and students will provide service to the profession and local, state and national communities.


The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is an independent agency, recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. In June of 2013 the CEPH Board met and granted the UNCG MPH program the maximum period of accreditation renewal of seven years. Meeting the standards of accreditation provides a foundation for the program and establishes the fundamentals essential for educational quality. A copy of our final MPH CEPH Accreditation report is provided below.



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