BIOS: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Residential) Application Details

UNC Gillings Application Details
BIOS: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Residential)

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Spring rarely, pending department approval. See application details page for more info.

1. Complete online ApplyYourself application

Details
Application Deadline: February 10, 2015    |    Fee: $85    |    Step Link

(ApplyYourself is a common application system for UNC-Chapel Hill programs.)

  1. IMPORTANT NOTE(S):

    See program details in GPS for requirements such as prequisites, prior degree, work experience, any test score waivers, as well as a tuition estimate and program overview.

    All UNC Gillings applications for graduate-level programs fall under the purview of the UNC Graduate School. Accordingly, you will apply to UNC Gillings via ApplyYourself, and UNC Gillings programs will make admissions recommendations to the UNC Graduate School for final approval.

    Once a recommendation is finalized, you will receive notice via email from the UNC Graduate School. Throughout the process, most of your questions can be answered by your program contact.

    NOTE: To be considered for UNC Graduate School scholarships, apply before priority deadline.

  2. Faculty interest(s)/mentor(s)

    We do not require that you list faculty who support your application. Such information is not considered in the admissions process. You are also not required to list faculty with whom you'd like to work, but this information can be helpful to the admissions committee.

  3. Applicant information,  including North Carolina residency information.
  4. Area(s) of interest

    Select all applicable areas of interest from the dropdown.

  5. Educational history

    Please upload a copy of your most recent transcript(s), including your current term grades, if applicable. (If grades are not yet available, send them to the UNC Gillings program contact as soon as they become available.) Be sure the transcript reflects the name of the institution and any degrees you received.

    We advise that you order two copies of your transcript(s) to be sent to you.

    1. If you are admitted and choose to enroll, UNC will require official transcript(s) showing degree(s) awarded.

  6. Community standards

    You will be asked about honor code, crime, academic sanction, military discharge, etc.

  7. International students

    1. UNC does not accept a WES transcript as an acceptable substitute for an official transcript.
    2. TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than 2 years old). The TOEFL institutional code for UNC is 5816.

    3. Financial Certification (U.S. Immigration requirement for entry into the United States) showing support for one year. A completed and signed International Student Data Form and Financial Certification Instruction/Worksheet in addition to the required documentation must be uploaded in the online application.

  8. Upload your personal statement.

    Statement of purpose that should include why and or how you became interested in Biostatistics. It would also be helpful to discuss research and work experience relevant to your proposed plan of study.

  9. Upload your resume or CV.
  10. Enter names of recommenders. UNC will then send them an email with instructions for submitting a letter on your behalf.

    1. 3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)

  11. Report test scores to UNC via ApplyYourself

    GRE code 5816. TOEFL/IELTS information above. GRE test scores must be official, no more than 5 years old and reported directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). See our program details page for information regarding test scores.

  12. Document submission (check legibility of uploads)

    Applicants should preview all documents uploaded into the application system to ensure that all documents are legible for committee review.

  13. Pay the ApplyYourself application fee.
  14. Track your progress.

    You will be able to track status through ApplyYourself. Once a decision is made, you will receive an email instructing login to the ApplyYourself portal to see the decision letter.

2. FYI: costs and funding (separate from the admissions process)

Details
  1. Check out our Costs and Funding page.

  2. Note priority deadline to be eligible for UNC Graduate School scholarships and fellowships. Departments will decide which applicants to nominate. No additional application required.

  3. Apply for FEDERAL financial aid by March 1, 2014 (please verify this date via FAFSA) via FAFSA. If you've been admitted and completed the FAFSA form by their deadline, the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid will create a financial aid package for you.

  4. Department funding

    Our department contacts incoming students regarding funding opportunities.

    We consider all applicants for funding.

3. FYI: application review process

Details
  1. SPH application review:

    Interview

    1. No interview required.

    Department recommendation will be sent to the Graduate School for final approval.

  2. UNC Graduate School application review and final decision:

    The UNC Graduate School reviews all admissions recommendations made by programs. Once final decisions have been made, the Graduate School will send you an email instructing login to the ApplyYourself portal to see the decision letter.

  3. NOTE: Financial aid is separate from the admissions process. For more information, please refer to our School's Costs and Funding page and/or UNC-Chapel Hill's Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (OSSA) website.

The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Veronica Stallings
Student Services Specialist
919-966-7262
3104B McGavran-Greenberg
CB # 7420
Chirayath M Suchindran
Professor
(919) 966-7258
3103-A Mcgavran-Greenberg Hl
CB 7420
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599-7420
USA