Certificate in Field Epidemiology

Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Certificate in Field Epidemiology CERT CERFEPI Summer I April 9, 2024
Program Coordinator Gillings School of Global Public Health
Public Health Leadership Program
Attn: Business Office
221 Rosenau Hall, Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8165
Web Address http://sph.unc.edu/programs/?ppk=phlp-cfepi-o
Letters of Recommendation Not Required
Supplemental Documents

The Certificate in Field Epidemiology is a 12-credit hour program of study. The curriculum addresses the core functions of:

  • outbreak investigation
  • surveillance systems and methods
  • infectious disease epidemiology
  • field epidemiology methods

All courses have been specially designed and developed for delivery via the Internet. Students will be able to register, receive materials, interact with faculty, order books, and successfully complete this program without traveling to campus. A connection to the Internet is all that is required.

Statement of Purpose Page: Statement of Purpose Upload

Your application requires a written statement to be uploaded within your application. Your written statement is a critical component of your application for admission and can sometimes be the determining factor in your admittance. Therefore, your statement should reflect your leadership or management experience, your interest and experience in health care or public health, and your professional goals as well as familiarity with the program and faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Detailed instructions are below.

Upload a document that answers each of the following questions in numeric order (the entire document should be no more than 2 pages).

  1. State your purpose in applying for the Certificate in Field Epidemiology program.
  2. Explain how the certificate will be of value to you.
  3. Describe any experience you have had with online/distance education.
  4. Ten-twelve hours of student work per course, per week are required for successful course completion. Describe how you will schedule that time.
  5. If you will be working full-time, explain what mechanisms you have or can put in place to ensure that you will be able to handle the demands of both work and school. Specifically, detail the support your supervisor has offered and whether release from work/school is available.
  6. Describe what contributions you could make to this certificate program.
  7. Please list all college-level math and/or statistics courses you have taken, and the grade earned for each – (honors courses taken in high school can be included).

Work and Volunteer Experience Page: CV/Resume Upload


Academics Page: Transcript Upload