Our History

Chronology of the Department

 Department of Public Health Sciences: From the Beginning

Year Event
…BS in Health Systems Management has first graduates at the May 2019 Commencement ceremony
…PhD in Public Health Sciences has first graduates at the May 2019 Commencement ceremony
…significant revisions to BSPH curriculum
…significant revisions to Public Health minor curriculum
…new MPH concentration in Epidemiology established
…new MPH concentration in Population Health Analytics established
…Camina Davis Memorial Scholarship established in honor of late faculty member Ms. Camina Davis
…BS in Health Systems Management established
…PhD in Health Services Research moved under Department of Public Health Sciences administrative structure


…MSPH degree changed to MPH degree 
...Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences proposal to establish was submitted to General Administration
…Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society in Health Care Administration established
...Master of Health Administration ranked among the top 50 in the nation in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools
...School of Public Health Strategic Planning Session: Models That Work
...Board of Governors approves request for authorization to plan a Ph.D. program in Public Health Sciences
...The Master of Health Administration program was re-accredited for 6 years (2016) by The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
...School of Public Health Planning Committee established, made up of faculty and administrators from each of the university's seven academic colleges, Academic Affairs, and Metropolitan Studies & Extended Academic Programs
...School of Public Health Steering Board established comprised of colleagues, partners, and collaborators from area health departments, hospitals, and industry, as well as local, state, and national academic and research institutions.
...Public Health Programs receive initial five-year accreditation by CEPH
...Proposal to offer PhD in Public Health Sciences submitted
...Health Information Technology Retreat
...Thompson, M. E., Harver, A., & Eure, M. (2009). A model for integrating strategic planning and competency-based curriculum design in the establishment of a public health program: The UNC Charlotte experience. Human Resources for Health, 7:71 (11 August 2009)
...The Interdisciplinary Health Studies Minor was renamed to Minor in Public Health
...Public Health Roundtable: Planning for a School of Public Health - At the Midpoint
...Department renamed, Department of Public Health Sciences
...Community Roundtable: Response to the CAHME Site Team Visit
...Health Care Management Advisory Board established
...MHA receives initial three-year accreditation by CAHME
...Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree program launched
...School of Public Health Planning and Steering Committee established
2006 ...Master of Science in Health Promotion transformed to Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
2005 ...Interdisciplinary Health Services Research doctoral program established
...Community Health Roundtable: Forging Partnerships
...Public Health Advisory Board established
...Inaugural Strategic Planning Retreat for the new Department
...Report of the Task Force on Behavioral Health submitted to Provost Trauth

...Proposal to Establish the College of Health and Human Services submitted to the Board of Trustees
2000 ...Report of the Health Commission submitted to Provost Trauth
...Master of Health Administration (MHA) established

...Master of Science in Health Promotion (MS) established
1993 ...White paper, “New Health-Related Programs at UNC Charlotte,” prepared by Provost  Dubois
1992 ...Drs. Siegfried (Faculty Associate) & Patterson (Interim Graduate School Dean) generate health-related memo to Provost Dubois