The UNC Gillings School's MPH Program in Asheville is part of UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, an academic health center that breaks down the boundaries between medical education, research, and clinical practice to drive public health transformation in Western North Carolina and beyond.
During the 2018–19 academic year, weekly onsite classes for the UNC Gillings School's Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in Asheville are held on UNC Asheville's campus. By fall of 2019, the program will move to its permanent location at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC, an academic health center on the Asheville campus of the Mountain Area Health Education Center. MAHEC has been a leader in rural health education and practice for more than 40 years and is the largest Area Health Education Center in the state and one of the largest in the nation.
In addition to the UNC Gillings School's MPH Program in Asheville, the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC campus includes the UNC School of Medicine Asheville Campus, residency and fellowship training programs, an integrated research center, graduate medical and continuing education programs, rural health initiatives, healthcare practice consultants, and primary care, ob/gyn, and dental clinical practices.
UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC partners include
- UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
- UNC Asheville
- UNC Chapel Hill
- UNC School of Medicine
- UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
- Western Carolina University
- Mission Health
Students in the Asheville MPH program will have unparalleled opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students across disciplines, national and regional public health experts, healthcare system leaders, academic researchers, and community partners who are all dedicated to improving rural and community population health.