EPID: Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD Residential) Application Details

UNC Gillings Application Details
EPID: Dual Master of Public Health and Doctor of Pharmacy (MPH-PHARMD Residential)

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

1. This is a two-step process.

1-0-0-0 118644 (sec) (You will need to complete two applications (and pay related fees) to both SOPHAS and UNC ApplyYourself.)

2. Complete online SOPHAS application

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  1. 2-1-0-0 118646 (prim) IMPORTANT NOTE(S):

    2-1-0-0 118646 (sec) 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.

    2-1-1 118647 (prim) Application to UNC is a two-step process. Please apply separately to (1) SOPHAS and (2) UNC-Chapel Hill (via the Graduate School application). See SOPHAS website for complete checklist of SOPHAS steps as not all are listed here.

    2-1-1 118647 (sec) Once your application is submitted, it will be verified by SOPHAS. You will receive an email from UNC soon thereafter prompting you to complete the Graduate School application. Components of the SOPHAS application will be exported to the Graduate School application system, but you will still be asked to answer residency and honor code questions, and upload an unofficial copy of your transcript(s). UNC will have access to your SOPHAS application at the time you submit. However your application will not be reviewed until you've completed both SOPHAS and Graduate School applications. 2-1-1-1 118648 (prim) You will receive an email from the UNC Graduate School directing you to complete the ApplyYourself application.

    2-1-2-0 118649 (prim) For dual degrees, select all component programs that require SOPHAS.

  2. 2-2-0-0 118650 (prim) Applicants will need to enter all coursework information into SOPHAS and submit an official transcript to SOPHAS.

    2-2-1-0 118651 (prim) We advise you order three copies of your transcript(s). (Be sure the transcript reflects the name of the institution and any degrees you received.)

    2-2-2-0 118652 (sec) One will be mailed directly to SOPHAS (detailed below).

    2-2-3-0 118653 (sec) If you are admitted and choose to enroll at UNC Gillings, you will be asked for an official transcript showing degree awarded. International applicants need to have a WES-evaluated transcript for upload via SOPHAS, but a WES-evaluated transcript is not an acceptable substitute for an official transcript according to UNC.

    2-2-4-0 118654 (sec) optional note 1

    2-2-5-0 118655 (sec) optional note 2

  3. 2-3-0-0 118656 (prim) International students

    2-3-1-0 118657 (prim) International applicants need to have a WES-evaluated transcript.

    2-3-2-0 118658 (prim) You will upload your test scores, resume or CV and letters of recommendation to SOPHAS, and upload a Financial Certificate via the ApplyYourself system (detailed below).

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  4. 2-4-0-0 118661 (prim) Upload your personal statement.

    2-4-1-0 118662 (prim) The essay is a critical piece of the admissions process. Please upload a personal statement of no longer than 4 double-spaced pages (750-1000 words max) that addresses the following questions in one cohesive essay.

    2-4-2-0 118663 (prim) 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.

    2-4-3-0 118664 (prim) All applicants should write an essay of 1000 words or less. The essay is a critical piece of the admissions process. We will evaluate both the content of the essay and your writing skills in considering your application. Applicants should include any additional information about their interests, prior background or special circumstances which may be helpful to the Admissions Committee in evaluation of the application. In this essay, please address the following questions:

    2-4-4-0 118665 (prim) Please describe your interest in the MSCR program in a 1-2 page essay.

    2-4-5-0 118666 (prim) The statement is a critical piece of the admissions process. We will evaluate both the content of the statement and your writing skills in considering your application. The statement should not exceed two pages in length. All applicants should review our six focus areas and include a ranked list of your preference in your personal statement: 2-4-5-1 118667 (prim) Doctoral applicants should include discussion of your research interests and how they mesh with the current research of ESE faculty. 2-4-5-2 118668 (prim) Master's applicants should include a discussion of personal goals and research interests. 2-4-5-3 118669 (prim) All applicants who have specific interests in lab, field, and/or computational research should indicate these interests in their statements. All statements should include the names of ESE faculty with whom the applicant would like to work. Please visit the 'Department Research' link on our departmental website toolbar for more information.

    2-4-6-0 118670 (prim) Please upload a double-spaced statement of purpose of up to 1500 words. Some applicants find it useful to draft the statement in a word processing program. The essay should address the following:

    2-4-7-0 118671 (prim) Please upload a two page (500 words) statement addressing the following:

    2-4-8-0 118672 (prim) Upload a brief essay (up to 4 pages in length) that addresses the issues listed below. Use this statement to provide the Admissions Committee with detailed information relevant to your application that is not otherwise available.

    2-4-9-0 118673 (prim) Please upload a personal statement of no longer than 4 double-spaced pages (750-1000 words maximum) that answers the following questions: Restate each question and then provide your answer. Repeating the question is not part of word count.

    2-4-10-0 118674 (prim) The personal statement should address the following issues (limit to 2-3 pages with no specific formatting).

    2-4-11-0 118675 (prim) Please address the following (no more than two pages):

    2-4-12-0 118676 (prim) Please upload a personal statement that answers the following questions. Please restate each question. The statement should not exceed two, single-spaced pages.

    2-4-13-0 118677 (prim) custom note a

    2-4-14-0 118678 (prim) optional note 3

    1. 2-4-15-1 118680 (sec) Identify a current departmental faculty member who has research interests that are close to yours, and explain why he or she would be an appropriate mentor for you.
    2. 2-4-15-2 118681 (sec) What specific areas would be the major concentration in your doctoral studies? List minor areas of study if applicable.
    3. 2-4-15-3 118682 (sec) What experiences have you had which are relevant to your education and career goals?
    4. 2-4-15-4 118683 (sec) If not offered admission, do you wish to be considered for the terminal master's program with the option to apply to the doctoral program later?
    5. 2-4-15-5 118684 (sec) What research problem(s) might you want to address for a dissertation?
    6. 2-4-15-6 118685 (sec) What career do you intend to pursue after the program?
    7. 2-4-15-7 118686 (sec) Describe briefly those responsibilities and activities that are relevant to MCH in your previous work and/or volunteer experience.
    8. 2-4-15-8 118687 (sec) How will this degree contribute to your career goals?
    9. 2-4-15-9 118688 (sec) What are your learning goals and objectives that motivate your application for admission to this department at this time?
    10. 2-4-15-10 118689 (sec) What knowledge, skills and strengths do you bring? What knowledge and skills need strengthening?
    11. 2-4-15-11 118690 (sec) What career objectives would you like to explore or prepare for as part of your graduate program?
    12. 2-4-15-12 118691 (sec) Restate each question and then provide your answer. Repeating the question is not part of word count.
    13. 2-4-15-13 118692 (sec) (Briefly) How did you learn about our program?
    14. 2-4-15-14 118693 (sec) What is it about epidemiology that appeals to you?
    15. 2-4-15-15 118694 (sec) What have you done to prepare yourself for training in epidemiology?
    16. 2-4-15-16 118695 (sec) How will you use your training in epidemiology?
    17. 2-4-15-17 118696 (sec) What area(s) within epidemiology do you wish to emphasize and why?
    18. 2-4-15-18 118697 (sec) Describe your interest in clinical research. What areas of research are you interested in?
    19. 2-4-15-19 118698 (sec) What types of research questions do you hope to address?
    20. 2-4-15-20 118699 (sec) What types of studies do you hope to perform in the future? You do not need to be highly specific.
    21. 2-4-15-21 118700 (sec) Describe the mentor support you have in place (or will have in place) at UNC or Duke.
    22. 2-4-15-22 118701 (sec) Describe your future plans. How will you use the MSCR degree?
    23. 2-4-15-23 118702 (sec) Contaminant sources, fate and transport;
    24. 2-4-15-24 118703 (sec) Design and analysis of engineered systems;
    25. 2-4-15-25 118704 (sec) Exposure biology, biomarkers and mechanisms of disease;
    26. 2-4-15-26 118705 (sec) Global environmental health;
    27. 2-4-15-27 118706 (sec) Impacts and mitigation of climate change; and
    28. 2-4-15-28 118707 (sec) Policy, decision-making and risk analysis.
    29. 2-4-15-29 118708 (sec) Why are you interested in pursuing training in the field of health behavior? Please explain how your previous training and experiences contribute to your interest.
    30. 2-4-15-30 118709 (sec) Describe your work and volunteer public health experience and how these experience(s) influenced your plans for pursuing graduate training in public health. Be sure to include the length of each experience, your responsibilities, products or services you delivered, and the impact of your work. If applicable, describe your public health-related research experience and any research products such as papers and conference presentations.
    31. 2-4-15-31 118710 (sec) What are your immediate and long-term public health-related career plans and goals, such as your ideal work setting or populations you want to work with? How will obtaining an MPH in Health Behavior help you meet your long-term plans and goals?
    32. 2-4-15-32 118711 (sec) Explain how your academic and personal background contribute to your understanding of the science of health behavior to promote public health.
    33. 2-4-15-33 118712 (sec) Describe your research experience in health behavior or other fields related to public health. Indicate your role in conducting research and any research products such as papers and conference presentations. Describe any other experience in public health, health behavioral science or related fields you believe is relevant.
    34. 2-4-15-34 118713 (sec)

      Tell us about research interests you would like to pursue during your doctoral studies. Also, indicate faculty members you would be interested in working with and why. Our faculty's research interests are summarized here: http://sph.unc.edu/hb/research-8/faculty-research-interests/.

    35. 2-4-15-35 118714 (sec) Outline your long-term career goals and how receiving training in our doctoral program could advance them.
    36. 2-4-15-36 118715 (sec) How will this degree program at UNC-Chapel Hill contribute to your projected career?
    37. 2-4-15-37 118716 (sec) We use a team-based learning approach and are looking for students who will benefit from and contribute to the learning environment. What do you bring to the table?
    38. 2-4-15-38 118717 (sec) Please provide any additional information that you think will strengthen your application.
    39. 2-4-15-39 118718 (sec) Why do you wish to study health policy and/or health services research?
    40. 2-4-15-40 118719 (sec) Please describe any previous research experience you have had.
    41. 2-4-15-41 118720 (sec) Please describe how your proposed minor area will fit into your projected career plans.
    42. 2-4-15-42 118721 (sec) Discuss the way in which your past education, research and/or work experience(s) will contribute to your proposed studies at UNC.
    43. 2-4-15-43 118722 (sec) Indicate faculty members in the Department who most closely match your interests.
    44. 2-4-15-44 118723 (sec) Why are you applying to his DrPH program?
    45. 2-4-15-45 118724 (sec) What are your career goals?
    46. 2-4-15-46 118725 (sec) We expect students in each cohort to learn from each other as well as from faculty and guest speakers. What might other students learn from you?
    47. 2-4-15-47 118726 (sec) Describe what you consider to be your most significant professional leadership accomplishment.
    48. 2-4-15-48 118727 (sec) Describe your biggest disappointment or failure in your work or career so far.
    49. 2-4-15-49 118728 (sec) Tell us about risks you've taken in your work or career.
    50. 2-4-15-50 118729 (sec) Why do you care about the public's health?
    51. 2-4-15-51 118730 (sec) What else do you want us to know about you, your work style, your ambitions, etc.
    52. 2-4-15-52 118731 (sec) custom note j
    53. 2-4-15-53 118732 (sec) custom note m
    54. 2-4-15-54 118733 (sec) custom note aaa
    55. 2-4-15-55 118734 (sec) custom note l
    56. 2-4-15-56 118735 (sec) custom note i
    57. 2-4-15-57 118736 (sec) What is your interest in public health, and how do you think you will use the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in your future career?
    58. 2-4-15-58 118737 (sec) What are your career goals? That is, what kind of work inspires you including the types of activities you hope to undertake in your career?
    59. 2-4-15-59 118738 (sec) Tell us about your experiences (paid or unpaid) that form your thinking about nutrition as a career.
    60. 2-4-15-60 118739 (sec) IMPORTANT: What prerequisite courses listed below have you taken or will be taking to meet our requirements for admission? Please indicate course name and number, where course was completed, term taken, and grade. If you have NOT taken a course, please indicate your detailed course plan for completing the course (name of university, course name and number, and term to be taken). Please include this information at the end of your essay.
      Inorganic Chemistry (Intro. to Chemistry I and II);
      Introduction to Organic Chemistry;
      Introduction to Human Anatomy;
      Introduction to Human Physiology -OR- a combined Anatomy/Physiology course;
      Introduction to Microbiology with Lab;
      Introduction to Biochemistry;
      Introduction to Psychology;
      Introduction to Sociology -OR- Anthropology;
      Introduction to Human Nutrition.
    61. 2-4-15-61 118740 (sec) Why have you chosen our master's of science program in nutrition?
    62. 2-4-15-62 118741 (sec) custom note c
    63. 2-4-15-63 118742 (sec) What laboratory experience have you had? Please describe in detail.
    64. 2-4-15-64 118743 (sec) A brief statement of what interests you most about the Nutrition doctoral program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    65. 2-4-15-65 118744 (sec) Specific aspects of nutrition, or research questions that interest you.
    66. 2-4-15-66 118745 (sec) Previous research or job experience. Please identify specific research skills (computer, laboratory methods, survey development, etc.). Applicants with prior research experience should describe in detail their research projects, including hypotheses tested, methods, results and conclusions.
    67. 2-4-15-67 118746 (sec) Career goals upon completion of graduate students.
    68. 2-4-15-68 118747 (sec) Describe your past and present public health experience.
    69. 2-4-15-69 118748 (sec) What experiences have led you to an interest in public/population health?
    70. 2-4-15-70 118749 (sec) How do you anticipate applying what you learn in the program to your future work?
    71. 2-4-15-71 118750 (sec) How do you believe this degree will help you meet your career goals?
    72. 2-4-15-72 118751 (sec) custom note h
    73. 2-4-15-73 118752 (sec) custom note a
    74. 2-4-15-74 118753 (sec) custom note d
    75. 2-4-15-75 118754 (sec) custom note c
    76. 2-4-15-76 118755 (sec) custom note g
    77. 2-4-15-77 118756 (sec) custom note f
    78. 2-4-15-78 118757 (sec) custom note e
    79. 2-4-15-79 118758 (sec) What are your immediate and long-term public health-related career plans and goals, such as your ideal work setting or populations you want to work with? How will obtaining an MPH in Health Behavior help you meet your long-term plans and goals?
    80. 2-4-15-80 118759 (sec) What else do you want us to know about you, your work style, your ambitions, etc.
    81. 2-4-15-81 118760 (sec) Applicants should also include any additional information about their interests, prior background or special circumstances which may be helpful to the Admissions Committee in evaluation of the application.
    82. 2-4-15-82 118761 (sec) custom note b
    83. 2-4-15-83 118762 (sec) custom note k
    84. 2-4-15-84 118763 (sec) State your purpose in applying for this program.
    85. 2-4-15-85 118764 (sec) Explain how the certificate will be of value to you.
    86. 2-4-15-86 118765 (sec) Describe any experience you have had with distance education.
    87. 2-4-15-87 118766 (sec) Eight-ten hours of study per course per week are required for successful course completion. Describe how you will
    88. 2-4-15-88 118767 (sec) If you will be working full-time, explain what mechanisms you have or can put in place to ensure that you will be
    89. 2-4-15-89 118768 (sec) Describe what contributions you can bring to this certificate program.
    90. 2-4-15-90 118769 (sec) Please list all college level math courses you have taken--(honors courses taken in high school can be included).
    91. 2-4-15-91 118770 (sec) optional note 1
    92. 2-4-15-92 118771 (sec) optional note 2
    93. 2-4-15-93 118772 (sec) optional note 3
    94. 2-4-15-94 118773 (sec) optional note 4
    95. 2-4-15-95 118774 (sec) optional note 5

  5. 2-5-0-0 118775 (prim) Upload your resume or CV.

    2-5-1-0 118776 (prim) optional note 1

    2-5-2-0 118777 (prim) optional note 2

  6. 2-6-0-0 118778 (prim) Enter names of recommenders. SOPHAS will then send them an email with instructions for submitting a letter on your behalf.

    1. 2-6-1-1 118780 (sec) Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. At least one of your letters should be from someone qualified to evaluation your academic qualifications.
    2. 2-6-1-2 118781 (sec) 2 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred; one must be from a quantitative teacher/professor)
    3. 2-6-1-3 118782 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)
    4. 2-6-1-4 118783 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional; at least one academic)
    5. 2-6-1-5 118784 (sec) 3 (recommend a mix of academic and/or professional)
    6. 2-6-1-6 118785 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional)
    7. 2-6-1-7 118786 (sec) 3 (professional)
    8. 2-6-1-8 118787 (sec) Not required
    9. 2-6-1-9 118788 (sec) optional note 1
    10. 2-6-1-10 118789 (sec) optional note 2
    11. 2-6-1-11 118790 (sec) Three (3) letters of recommendation are required.  Of the three individuals you select to provide recommendations, two should be qualified to evaluate your academic and personal qualifications, as well as, your potential for academic success in a professional program.

  7. 2-7-0-0 118791 (prim) Pay a SOPHAS application fee.

    2-7-0-0 118791 (sec) The fee is on a sliding scale based on the number of programs you choose.

    2-7-1-0 118792 (prim) If you plan to apply for a fee waiver, you may want to allow for additional processing time.

  8. 2-8-0-0 118793 (prim) Report test scores to SOPHAS.

    2-8-0-0 118793 (sec) (GRE code 0311 routes to both SOPHAS and UNC. You will need to make two requests for TOEFL/IELTS scores to be sent to SOPHAS and UNC. Code 5688 routes to SOPHAS only,  and code 5816 routes to UNC.)

    GRE test scores must be official and reported directly by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). By selecting the UNC-Chapel Hill SOPHAS code, your GRE scores will be transmitted to SOPHAS and UNC. They must be no more than five years old (to the month) at time of request, or ETS will not send. TOEFL/IELTS scores must be no more than two years old.

  9. 2-9-0-0 118794 (prim) Mail official transcripts (from each institution you have attended) directly to SOPHAS. Do not mail these to UNC. If admitted, you will be asked by UNC for an official transcript.
  10. 2-10-0-0 118795 (prim) Document submission

    2-10-1-0 118796 (prim) Applicants should preview all documents uploaded into the application system to ensure that all documents are legible for committee review.

  11. 2-11-0-0 118797 (prim) Check SOPHAS portal to track progress.

    2-11-0-0 118797 (sec) Applicants should check the SOPHAS portal to ensure that all required documents have been received by SOPHAS.

  12. 2-12 118798 (prim) Do NOT apply to UNC Gillings via the Graduate School application until you've received an email with instructions.
  13. 2-13 118799 (prim) Note: Time-to-decision varies from program to program at UNC Gillings. UNC will not render a decision unless you have completed both a SOPHAS and a UNC Gillings Graduate School application.
  14. 2-14 241365 (prim) NOTE: To be considered for UNC Graduate School scholarships, complete the SOPHAS application by December 1, 2016.

3. Complete online application

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  1. 3-1-0-0 118801 (prim) IMPORTANT NOTE(S):

    3-1-0-0 118801 (sec) 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.

    3-1-1 118802 (prim) 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 the Graduate School Application, and UNC Gillings programs will make admissions recommendations to the UNC Graduate School for final approval.

    3-1-1 118802 (sec) 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.

    3-1-2 118803 (prim) Apply to EACH program of interest separately via the Graduate School application (You will need to pay the application fee for each program.). IMPORTANT NOTE: Dual degrees have some overlap in credits, but each program admits students independently. Steps and requirements listed here, and program details pages on our site (sph.unc.edu) are for the UNC Gillings program, except when noted otherwise. Please check with your other program of interest to be sure you are satisfying their application requirements.

    3-1-3 118804 (prim) Apply to EACH program of interest separately via the Graduate School application (You will need to pay the Graduate School application fee for each program.), AND apply to SOPHAS once and choose the SPH degree in SOPHAS (for programs that require the SOPHAS application). IMPORTANT NOTE: Dual degrees have some overlap in credits, but each program admits students independently. Steps and requirements listed here, and program details pages on our site (sph.unc.edu) are for the UNC Gillings program, except when noted otherwise. Please check with your other program of interest to be sure you are satisfying their application requirements.

    3-1-4-0 118805 (prim) Students may apply in 2nd semester of sophomore year. Transfer students must have completed one semester at UNC-Chapel Hill.

    3-1-5-0 118806 (prim) Students must spend 2 yrs in UNC General College prior to application.

    3-1-6-0 118807 (prim)

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

    3-1-7-0 118808 (prim)

    NOTE: To be considered for UNC Graduate School scholarships, apply before December 1. Please disregard The Graduate School's priority deadline.

    3-1-8-0 118809 (prim)

    NOTE: HPM DrPH students are NOT eligible for Graduate School scholarships.

    3-1-9-0 118810 (prim)

    Apply before department deadline. If the application system is closed, please contact the department.

    3-1-10-0 118811 (prim) Current UNC students are eligible to apply to a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree program after completion of department-specific BSPH program prerequisites and most General College requirements. Students are eligible for admission after completing 52-60 credit hours of coursework or by examination/advanced placement credit. UNC students typically apply to the Gillings School of Global Public Health in the second semester of their sophomore year of study for fall admission the following academic year. You may apply to more than one department; however you will need to complete and submit an application to each department.

    3-1-11 118812 (prim) All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted no later than the application deadline (listed above).    

    3-1-12 118813 (prim) **Junior transfer applicants from other colleges and universities** interested in majoring in Health Policy and Management must submit a complete common application through the office of Undergraduate Admissions (including letters of recommendation, personal statement, and resume) by the second Tuesday in January. Incomplete applications and applications received after this date will not be considered by the BSPH Program in Health Policy and Management.      

  2. 3-2 118814 (prim) Once your SOPHAS application has been received by UNC, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the Graduate School application.

    3-2 118814 (sec) Although the Graduate School application will import some information from SOPHAS, you will be asked to answer residency and honor code questions, upload a copy of your transcript(s) and pay the application fee. Please only enter required information, and do not change the program/degree information. We estimate that this application should take you less than 30 minutes to complete.

  3. 3-3-0-0 118815 (prim) Applicant type
  4. 3-4-0-0 118816 (prim) Plans for undergraduate study
  5. 3-5-0-0 118817 (prim) Faculty interest(s)/mentor(s)

    3-5-1-0 118818 (prim) 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.

    3-5-2-0 118819 (prim) Please list faculty with whom you'd like to work.

    3-5-3-0 118820 (prim) Indicate up to three faculty members with whom you would like to work.

    3-5-4 118821 (prim) Students are assigned a faculty advisor as part of the acceptance process, but do not need to find their own advisor. Describing matches to faculty members’ interest areas in the personal statement is helpful in the matching process. Students should reference our faculty interests page to get a sense of faculty areas of interest and expertise.

    3-5-5-0 118822 (prim) Applicants must identify one mentor with experience in clinical research from their home clinical training program.

    3-5-6-0 118823 (prim) Not required. Skip this part of the application.

    3-5-7-0 118824 (prim) optional note 2

    3-5-8-0 118825 (prim) optional note 3

  6. 3-6-0-0 118826 (prim) Applicant information,  including North Carolina residency information.

    1. 3-6-1-1 118828 (sec) Is your mailing address different from your permanent address?
    2. 3-6-1-2 118829 (sec) Preferred telephone number
    3. 3-6-1-3 118830 (sec) Biographical information
    4. 3-6-1-4 118831 (sec) Birthplace
    5. 3-6-1-5 118832 (sec) North Carolina residency information
    6. 3-6-1-6 118833 (sec) Social security number (optional, but recommended)

  7. 3-7-0-0 118834 (prim) Area(s) of interest

    3-7-1-0 118835 (prim) Select one area of interest from the dropdown.

    3-7-2-0 118836 (prim) Select all applicable areas of interest from the dropdown.

    3-7-3-0 118837 (prim) Select MSPH-to-PhD as your area of interest from the dropdown.

    3-7-4 118838 (prim) Select up to two (2) areas of interest from the dropdown.

    3-7-5-0 118839 (prim) Select up to five (5) areas of interest from the dropdown.

    3-7-6 118840 (prim) Select no more than two areas of interest.

    3-7-7-0 118841 (prim) optional note 2

    3-7-8-0 118842 (prim) optional note 3

  8. 3-8-0-0 118843 (prim) Educational history

    3-8-1-0 118844 (prim) 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.

    1. 3-8-1-1 118845 (sec) Include copies of organizational charts.

    3-8-2-0 118846 (prim) We advise that you order two copies of your transcript(s) to be sent to you.

    1. 3-8-2-1 118847 (sec) Open the first copy to help you complete the SOPHAS application (and later to upload via the ApplyYourself system).
    2. 3-8-2-2 118848 (sec) If you are admitted and choose to enroll, UNC will require official transcript(s) showing degree(s) awarded.

    3-8-3-0 118849 (prim) Please upload an unofficial transcript, including your fall grades.

    3-8-4 118850 (prim) To obtain a copy of your UNC-Chapel Hill unofficial transcript, including your fall grades:

    1. 3-8-4-1 118851 (sec) Log in to ConnectCarolina.
    2. 3-8-4-2 118852 (sec) View your transcript under academics.
    3. 3-8-4-3 118853 (sec) Copy and paste your transcript into a MS Word document.
    4. 3-8-4-4 118854 (sec) Save as a PDF file.

  9. 3-9-0-0 118855 (prim) Prerequisite courses
  10. 3-10-0-0 118856 (prim) Work and volunteer experience

    3-10-0-0 118856 (sec) (Upload your resume in this section.) It is not necessary to enter this information if it is included on your resume.

  11. 3-11-0-0 118857 (prim) Awards, recognitions and activities

    3-11-0-0 118857 (sec) It is not necessary to enter this information if it is included on your resume.

  12. 3-12-0-0 118858 (prim) Community standards

    3-12-0-0 118858 (sec) You will be asked about honor code, crime, academic sanction, military discharge, etc.

  13. 3-13-0-0 118859 (prim) International students

    3-13-1-0 118860 (prim) International students

    1. 3-13-1-1 118861 (sec) UNC does not accept a WES transcript as an acceptable substitute for an official transcript.
    2. 3-13-1-2 118862 (sec)

      TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than 2 years old). The TOEFL institutional code for UNC is 5816.

    3. 3-13-1-3 118863 (sec) 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 submitted after a student has been admitted and before a student may enroll in classes.
    4. 3-13-1-4 118864 (sec)

      Financial Certification (U.S. Immigration requirement for entry into the United States) showing support for two years. 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.

    5. 3-13-1-5 118865 (sec)

      Financial Certification (U.S. Immigration requirement for entry into the United States) showing support for the duration of the program. 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.

    6. 3-13-1-6 118866 (sec) optional note 1
    7. 3-13-1-7 118867 (sec) optional note 2
    8. 3-13-1-8 118868 (sec) optional note 3

    3-13-2-0 118869 (prim) optional note 1

    3-13-3-0 118870 (prim) optional note 2

    3-13-4-0 118871 (prim) optional note 3

  14. 3-14-0-0 118872 (prim) Upload your personal statement.

    3-14-1-0 118873 (prim) Not required in ApplyYourself if you have completed the SOPHAS application.

    3-14-2-0 118874 (prim) The essay is a critical piece of the admissions process. Please upload a personal statement of no longer than 4 double-spaced pages (750-1000 words max) that addresses the following questions in one cohesive essay.

    3-14-3-0 118875 (prim) A personal statement (2 pages or less, single-spaced) is required.

    3-14-4-0 118876 (prim) 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.

    3-14-5-0 118877 (prim) All applicants should write an essay of 1000 words or less. The essay is a critical piece of the admissions process. We will evaluate both the content of the essay and your writing skills in considering your application. Applicants should include any additional information about their interests, prior background or special circumstances which may be helpful to the Admissions Committee in evaluation of the application. In this essay, please address the following questions:

    3-14-6-0 118878 (prim) Please describe your interest in the MSCR program in a 1-2 page essay. Applicants should include any additional information about their interests, prior background or special circumstances which may be helpful to the Admissions Committee in evaluation of the application.

    3-14-7-0 118879 (prim) The statement is a critical piece of the admissions process. We will evaluate both the content of the statement and your writing skills in considering your application. The statement should not exceed two pages in length. All applicants should review our six focus areas and include a ranked list of your preference in your personal statement: 3-14-7-1 118880 (prim) Doctoral applicants should include discussion of your research interests and how they mesh with the current research of ESE faculty. 3-14-7-2 118881 (prim) Master's applicants should include a discussion of personal goals and research interests. 3-14-7-3 118882 (prim) All applicants who have specific interests in lab, field, and/or computational research should indicate these interests in their statements. All statements should include the names of ESE faculty with whom the applicant would like to work. Please visit the 'Department Research' link on our departmental website toolbar for more information.

    3-14-8-0 118883 (prim) Please upload a double-spaced statement of purpose of up to 1500 words. Some applicants find it useful to draft the statement in a word processing program. The essay should address the following:

    3-14-9-0 118884 (prim) Please upload a two page (500 words) statement addressing the following:

    3-14-10 118885 (prim) Upload an essay (single-spaced and up to 4 pages) that addresses the following questions:

    3-14-11-0 118886 (prim) Please upload a personal statement of no longer than 4 double-spaced pages (750-1000 words maximum) that answers the following questions: Restate each question and then provide your answer. Repeating the question is not part of word count.

    3-14-12-0 118887 (prim) The personal statement should address the following issues (limit to 2-3 pages with no specific formatting).

    3-14-13-0 118888 (prim) Upload your statement in the Supplemental Documents section. Please address the following (no more than two pages, single-spaced):

    3-14-14-0 118889 (prim) The essay is a critical piece of the admissions process. We will evaluate both the content of the essay and your writing skills in considering your application

    Applicants should also include any additional information about their interests, prior background or special circumstances which may be helpful to the Admissions Committee in evaluation of the application.

    3-14-15-0 118890 (prim) Upload a document that answers the following questions (no more than 2 pages).

    3-14-16-0 118891 (prim) optional note 3

    1. 3-14-17-1 118893 (sec) Identify a current departmental faculty member who has research interests that are close to yours, and explain why he or she would be an appropriate mentor for you.
    2. 3-14-17-2 118894 (sec) What specific areas would be the major concentration in your doctoral studies? List minor areas of study if applicable.
    3. 3-14-17-3 118895 (sec) What experiences have you had which are relevant to your education and career goals?
    4. 3-14-17-4 118896 (sec) If not offered admission, do you wish to be considered for the terminal master's program with the option to apply to the doctoral program later?
    5. 3-14-17-5 118897 (sec) What research problem(s) might you want to address for a dissertation?
    6. 3-14-17-6 118898 (sec) What career do you intend to pursue after the program?
    7. 3-14-17-7 118899 (sec) (Briefly) How did you learn about our program?
    8. 3-14-17-8 118900 (sec) How will this doctoral degree contribute to your career goals?
    9. 3-14-17-9 118901 (sec) What knowledge, skills and strengths do you bring? What knowledge and skills need strengthening?
    10. 3-14-17-10 118902 (sec) What career objectives would you like to explore or prepare for as part of your graduate program?
    11. 3-14-17-11 118903 (sec) What are your learning goals and objectives that motivate your application for admission to this department at this time?
    12. 3-14-17-12 118904 (sec) Restate each question and then provide your answer. Repeating the question is not part of word count.
    13. 3-14-17-13 118905 (sec) Describe briefly those responsibilities and activities that are relevant to MCH in your previous work and/or volunteer experience.
    14. 3-14-17-14 118906 (sec) What is it about epidemiology that appeals to you?
    15. 3-14-17-15 118907 (sec) What have you done to prepare yourself for training in epidemiology?
    16. 3-14-17-16 118908 (sec) How will you use your training in epidemiology?
    17. 3-14-17-17 118909 (sec) What area(s) within epidemiology do you wish to emphasize and why?
    18. 3-14-17-18 118910 (sec) Describe your interest in clinical research. What areas of research are you interested in?
    19. 3-14-17-19 118911 (sec) What types of research questions do you hope to address?
    20. 3-14-17-20 118912 (sec) What types of studies do you hope to perform in the future? You do not need to be highly specific.
    21. 3-14-17-21 118913 (sec) Describe the mentor support you have in place (or will have in place) at UNC or Duke.
    22. 3-14-17-22 118914 (sec) Describe your future plans. How will you use the MSCR degree?
    23. 3-14-17-23 118915 (sec) Contaminant sources, fate and transport;
    24. 3-14-17-24 118916 (sec) Design and analysis of engineered systems;
    25. 3-14-17-25 118917 (sec) Exposure biology, biomarkers and mechanisms of disease;
    26. 3-14-17-26 118918 (sec) Global environmental health;
    27. 3-14-17-27 118919 (sec) Impacts and mitigation of climate change; and
    28. 3-14-17-28 118920 (sec) Policy, decision-making and risk analysis.
    29. 3-14-17-29 118921 (sec) Why are you interested in pursuing training in the field of health behavior? Please explain how your previous training and experiences contribute to your interest.
    30. 3-14-17-30 118922 (sec) Describe your work and volunteer public health experience and how these experience(s) influenced your plans for pursuing graduate training in public health. Be sure to include the length of each experience, your responsibilities, products or services you delivered, and the impact of your work. If applicable, describe your public health-related research experience and any research products such as papers and conference presentations.
    31. 3-14-17-31 118923 (sec) What are your immediate and long-term public health-related career plans and goals, such as your ideal work setting or populations you want to work with? How will obtaining an MPH in Health Behavior help you meet your long-term plans and goals?
    32. 3-14-17-32 118924 (sec) Explain how your academic and personal background contribute to your understanding of the science of health behavior to promote public health.
    33. 3-14-17-33 118925 (sec) Describe your research experience in health behavior or other fields related to public health. Indicate your role in conducting research and any research products such as papers and conference presentations. Describe any other experience in public health, health behavioral science or related fields you believe is relevant.
    34. 3-14-17-34 118926 (sec)

      Tell us about research interests you would like to pursue during your doctoral studies. Also, indicate faculty members you would be interested in working with and why. Our faculty's research interests are summarized here: http://sph.unc.edu/hb/research-8/faculty-research-interests.

    35. 3-14-17-35 118927 (sec) Why are you applying to this degree?
    36. 3-14-17-36 118928 (sec) How will this program at UNC-Chapel Hill contribute to your projected career?
    37. 3-14-17-37 118929 (sec) What is your experience working in teams and what can you contribute to a team?
    38. 3-14-17-38 118930 (sec) Please provide any additional information that you think will help us to evaluate your application.
    39. 3-14-17-39 118931 (sec) Why do you wish to study health policy and/or health services research?
    40. 3-14-17-40 118932 (sec) Please describe any previous research experience you have had.
    41. 3-14-17-41 118933 (sec) Please describe how your proposed minor area will fit into your projected career plans.
    42. 3-14-17-42 118934 (sec) Discuss the way in which your past education, research and/or work experience(s) will contribute to your proposed studies at UNC.
    43. 3-14-17-43 118935 (sec) Indicate faculty members in the Department who most closely match your interests.
    44. 3-14-17-44 118936 (sec) Why are you applying to this DrPH program? Explain what you hope to gain from the program.
    45. 3-14-17-45 118937 (sec) What are your career goals?
    46. 3-14-17-46 118938 (sec) We expect students in each cohort to learn from each other as well as from faculty and guest speakers. What might other students learn from you?
    47. 3-14-17-47 118939 (sec) Describe what you consider to be your most significant professional leadership accomplishment. (Please describe the role you played, and how this helped to improve the health of a population.)
    48. 3-14-17-48 118940 (sec) Describe your biggest disappointment or failure in your work or career so far. What did you learn or how did you overcome this challenge?
    49. 3-14-17-49 118941 (sec) Tell us about risks you’ve taken in your work or career.
    50. 3-14-17-50 118942 (sec) Why do you care about the public’s health?
    51. 3-14-17-51 118943 (sec) What else do you want us to know about you, your work style, your ambitions, etc?
    52. 3-14-17-52 118944 (sec) Please explain your global health interest.

    3-14-17-53 118945 (prim) Upload your statement in the Supplemental Documents section.

    1. 3-14-17-54 118946 (sec) Describe your occupational health nursing experience and career goals.
    2. 3-14-17-55 118947 (sec) When/how/why did you become interested in the BSPH program?
    3. 3-14-17-56 118948 (sec) Please explain your global health experience.
    4. 3-14-17-57 118949 (sec) Why have you chosen our master's program in nutrition?
    5. 3-14-17-58 118950 (sec) What are your career goals? That is, what kind of work inspires you including the types of activities you hope to undertake in your career?
    6. 3-14-17-59 118951 (sec) Tell us about your experiences (paid or unpaid) that form your thinking about nutrition as a career.
    7. 3-14-17-60 118952 (sec) IMPORTANT: What prerequisite courses listed below have you taken or will be taking to meet our requirements for admission? Please indicate course name and number, where course was completed, term taken, and grade. If you have NOT taken a course, please indicate your detailed course plan for completing the course (name of university, course name and number, and term to be taken). Please include this information at the end of your essay.

      Inorganic Chemistry (Intro. to Chemistry I and II);
      Introduction to Organic Chemistry;
      Introduction to Human Anatomy;
      Introduction to Human Physiology; (-OR- a combined Anatomy/Physiology course);
      Introduction to Microbiology with Lab;
      Introduction to Biochemistry;
      Introduction to Psychology;
      Introduction to Sociology -OR- Anthropology;
      Introduction to Human Nutrition.
    8. 3-14-17-61 118953 (sec) Why have you chosen our master's of science program in nutrition?
    9. 3-14-17-62 118954 (sec) Describe your leadership experience and career goals.
    10. 3-14-17-63 118955 (sec) What laboratory experience have you had? Please describe in detail.
    11. 3-14-17-64 118956 (sec) A brief statement of what interest you most about the Nutrition doctoral program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    12. 3-14-17-65 118957 (sec) Specific aspects of nutrition, or research questions that interest you.
    13. 3-14-17-66 118958 (sec) Previous research or job experience. Please identify specific research skills (computer, laboratory methods, survey development, etc.). Applicants with prior research experience should describe in detail their research projects, including hypotheses tested, methods, results and conclusions.
    14. 3-14-17-67 118959 (sec) Career goals upon completion of graduate students.
    15. 3-14-17-68 118960 (sec) Describe your past and present public health experience.
    16. 3-14-17-69 118961 (sec) What experiences have led you to an interest in public/population health?
    17. 3-14-17-70 118962 (sec) How do you anticipate applying what you learn in the program to your future work?
    18. 3-14-17-71 118963 (sec) How do you believe this program will help you meet your career goals?
    19. 3-14-17-72 118964 (sec) Please explain how you would use the knowledge gained from this certificate.
    20. 3-14-17-73 118965 (sec) Describe your interest in a distance-learning based program.
    21. 3-14-17-74 118966 (sec) What experience (volunteer or paid) contributed to your interest in the field?
    22. 3-14-17-75 118967 (sec) How do you believe this degree will help you meet your career goals?
    23. 3-14-17-76 118968 (sec) What do you feel you have to offer to the program and field?
    24. 3-14-17-77 118969 (sec) How will this program prepare you for your projected career?
    25. 3-14-17-78 118970 (sec) Applicants should also include any additional information about their interests, prior background or special circumstances which may be helpful to the Admissions Committee in evaluation of the application.
    26. 3-14-17-79 118971 (sec) custom note c
    27. 3-14-17-80 118972 (sec) custom note f
    28. 3-14-17-81 118973 (sec) State your purpose in applying for this program.
    29. 3-14-17-82 118974 (sec) Explain how the certificate will be of value to you.
    30. 3-14-17-83 118975 (sec) Describe any experience you have had with distance education.
    31. 3-14-17-84 118976 (sec) Ten-twelve hours of student work per course, per week are required for successful course completion. Describe how you will schedule that time.
    32. 3-14-17-85 118977 (sec) 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.
    33. 3-14-17-86 118978 (sec) Describe what contributions you could make to this certificate program.
    34. 3-14-17-87 118979 (sec) Please list all college level math courses you have taken--(honors courses taken in high school can be included).
    35. 3-14-17-88 118980 (sec) optional note 1
    36. 3-14-17-89 118981 (sec) optional note 2
    37. 3-14-17-90 118982 (sec) Please describe your resources available to complete this certificate, including time allocated to completing the certificate and technical and financial support.
    38. 3-14-17-91 118983 (sec) optional note 4
    39. 3-14-17-92 118984 (sec) How do you anticipate applying what you learn in the Public Health Leadership Certificate program to your future work?

    3-14-17-93 276405 (prim)
    • Please answer the above personal statement in two pages or less. Then, on an additional page: For each of the pre-requisites that you are taking for our program, please list the following:
    Department and Course number that you are using to satisfy this pre-requisite; College where you took it; Grade or AP Score you received if you took it BE (by exam) or “in-progress” if you are still taking it. Examples (please list the courses in this order as well):
    • BIOL 101; BE-3
    • BIOL Lab; UNC-CH; In progress
    • BUSI 106; UNC-CH; A
    • STAT 419; Elon University; A-
    • MATH 231; UNC-CH; B
    • ECON 101; North Carolina State University; B+

  15. 3-15-0-0 118985 (prim) Upload your resume or CV.
  16. 3-16-0-0 118986 (prim) Because you already applied via SOPHAS, you do NOT need to enter recommender information, upload a resume or add a personal statement.
  17. 3-17-0-0 118987 (prim) Upload Letters of Recommendation.

    1. 3-17-2-1 118989 (sec) 2 (academic and/or professional; at least one academic)
    2. 3-17-2-2 118990 (sec) Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Both recommenders should be qualified to evaluate your academic and personal qualifications, as well as your potential for academic success in a professional program. At least one of the recommenders must be from a quantitative (math or statistics) teacher.
    3. 3-17-2-3 118991 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)
    4. 3-17-2-4 118992 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional; at least one academic)
    5. 3-17-2-5 118993 (sec) 3 (recommend a mix of academic and/or professional)
    6. 3-17-2-6 118994 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional)
    7. 3-17-2-7 118995 (sec) 3 (professional)

    3-17-2-8 118996 (prim) Not required

    1. 3-17-2-8 118996 (sec) Not required
    2. 3-17-2-9 118997 (sec) Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Two recommenders should be qualified to evaluate your academic and personal qualifications, as well as your potential for academic success in a professional program.
    3. 3-17-2-10 118998 (sec) optional note 2
    4. 3-17-2-11 118999 (sec) optional note 3

  18. 3-18 119000 (prim) Enter names of recommenders. UNC will then send them an email with instructions for submitting a letter on your behalf. We encourage references from professors or teachers (or teaching assistants) or work/research supervisors who have worked directly and closely with you and who can speak about you with specificity.

    3-18-1-0 119001 (prim) If you already applied via SOPHAS, do NOT enter recommender information, NOR upload a resume or personal statement.

    1. 3-18-2-2 119003 (sec) Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. At least one of your letters should be from someone qualified to evaluate your academic qualifications.
    2. 3-18-2-3 119004 (sec) Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Both recommenders should be qualified to evaluate your academic and personal qualifications, as well as your potential for academic success in a professional program. At least one of the recommendations must be from a quantitative (math or statistics) teacher.
    3. 3-18-2-4 119005 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)
    4. 3-18-2-5 119006 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional; at least one academic)
    5. 3-18-2-6 119007 (sec) 3 (recommend a mix of academic and/or professional)
    6. 3-18-2-7 119008 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional)
    7. 3-18-2-8 119009 (sec) 3 (professional)
    8. 3-18-2-9 119010 (sec) Not required
    9. 3-18-2-10 119011 (sec) Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Two recommenders should be qualified to evaluate your academic and personal qualifications, as well as your potential for academic success in a professional program.
    10. 3-18-2-11 119012 (sec) optional note 2
    11. 3-18-2-12 119013 (sec) optional note 3

  19. 3-19-0-0 119014 (prim) Current UNC students: please click here to access our online application.

    3-19-1-0 119015 (prim) Once you have created an account please follow these directions:

    1. 3-19-1-1 119016 (sec) Level of Study - select "Undergraduates"
    2. 3-19-1-2 119017 (sec) Type of Applicant - select "Current UNC-CH Undergraduate applying to transfer to a professional school"
    3. 3-19-1-3 119018 (sec) Select major
    4. 3-19-1-4 119019 (sec) Area of interest - skip this question
    5. 3-19-1-5 119020 (sec) You may apply to more than one program; however you will need a PIN number for each program. When creating a 2nd PIN you will receive a "duplicate account" message - click on continue and create account.
    6. 3-19-1-6 119021 (sec) Click on continue and create account.

  20. 3-20-0-0 119022 (prim) Interested in a double major within the School of Public Health?

    3-20-1-0 119023 (prim) Review the guidelines for declaring a 2nd major within the School of Public Health and contact the Office of Student Affairs if you have any questions.

  21. 3-21-0-0 119024 (prim) Transfer students to UNC apply online directly through Undergraduate Admissions.

    3-21-1-0 119025 (prim) Transfer students must be eligible for admission into UNC as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, before the School of Public Health can render an admission decision. 

    3-21-2-0 119026 (prim) Upon confirmation, the appropriate UNC Gillings admissions committee(s) will review your completed application and determine eligibility for admission into one (or more, if applicable) programs.

    3-21-3-0 119027 (prim) Transfer students may only apply to the departments of Biostatistics and Health Policy and Management. Students interested in Environmental Health Sciences or Nutrition must matriculate for one semester into the College of Arts & Sciences.

  22. 3-22 119028 (prim) Report test scores to UNC via the Graduate School Application

    3-22-1-0 119029 (prim) If applying via SOPHAS and ApplyYourself, the ApplyYourself GRE code is 0311 and TOEFL code 5816.). (Scores already entered via SOPHAS.)

    3-22-2-0 119030 (prim) 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.

  23. 3-23-0-0 119031 (prim) Document submission (check legibility of uploads)

    3-23-1-0 119032 (prim) Applicants should preview all documents uploaded into the application system to ensure that all documents are legible for committee review.

  24. 3-24 119033 (prim) Pay the Graduate School application fee.
  25. 3-25-0-0 119034 (prim) Track your progress.

    3-25-1-0 119035 (prim) Check with your department/program point-of-contact to track progress.

    3-25-2 119036 (prim) You will be able to track status through the Graduate School application. Once a decision is made, you will receive an email instructing login to the Graduate School application portal to see the decision letter.

    3-25-3-0 119037 (prim) optional note 1

4. Complete an application form

Details
  1. 4-1-0-0 119039 (prim) Get your advisor's approval prior to application.
  2. 4-2-0-0 119040 (prim)

    Complete and submit an Interdisciplinary Certificate in Aging enrollment form.

  3. 4-3-0-0 119043 (prim)

    Complete and submit a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Informatics form to Mr. Bill Gentry via email.

    4-3-1-0 119044 (prim) Email Bill Gentry (add email link) to request the form.

  4. 4-4-0-0 119045 (prim) Meet with the Graduate Research Assistant GH Certificate Coordinator to complete the enrollment form.  Request a meeting via email (globalgateway@unc.edu).
  5. 4-5-0-0 119046 (prim)

    Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Health Communication form

    4-5-1-0 119047 (sec) Obtain a signature from your Degree Program Advisor. This is your academic advisor in your home department.

    1. 4-5-1-1 119048 (sec) Send the form in campus mail to your assigned IHC Certificate Advisor.
    2. 4-5-1-2 119049 (sec) Your IHC Certificate Advisor will obtain the signature from the appropriate Director of Graduate Studies and file the form.

  6. 4-6-0-0 119050 (prim) Please complete the ECHO online application.
  7. 4-7-0-0 119051 (prim)

    Biostatistics BSPH application/transfer form

  8. 4-8-0-0 119052 (prim)

    Environmental Health Sciences BSPH application/transfer form

  9. 4-9-0-0 119053 (prim)

    Health Policy and Management BSPH application/transfer form

  10. 4-10-0-0 119054 (prim)

    Nutrition BSPH application/transfer form

  11. 4-11-0-0 119055 (prim) Have your master's thesis or doctoral dissertation topic approved by the IHC Certificate Committee.
  12. 4-12-0-0 119056 (prim) Complete the fulfillment form (available in IHC Certificate fulfillment form_10-30-12 format).
  13. 4-13-0-0 119057 (prim) NOTE: For students or professionals completing coursework through Part-time Classroom Studies who are not currently enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill (non-matriculating students), please visit The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education website for an online UNC Continuing Education/Part-time Classroom Studies Application. This is an additional application process for non-matriculating students. For additional questions about this process including deadlines, course fees, location, and times, please contact the Part-time Classroom Studies office, at 919-962-1134.
  14. 4-14-0-0 119058 (prim) Submit your completed application via email to the program's point of contact.
  15. 4-15-0-0 119059 (prim) Use the UNC Common Application to apply

    4-15-1-0 119060 (prim) Go to the Common Application to create an account and start your application.

    4-15-2-0 119061 (prim) Submit the Common Application, the Common Application supplement, and application fee by the deadline above.

    4-15-3-0 119062 (prim) Upload the statement of purpose requested in your Common Application supplement.

    4-15-4-0 119063 (prim) Submit official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities attended to:

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    Jackson Hall, CB 2200
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-2200

    4-15-5-0 119064 (prim) Arrange for three letters of recommendation to be written on your behalf and sent to uncsubmit@admissions.unc.edu. Two of your recommendations should be academic. 4-15-5-1 119065 (prim) If you are applying to Biostatistics, the department requires that one of your recommendations be from a quantitative (math or statistics) teacher.

    4-15-6-0 119066 (prim) After you submit your application, you will receive instructions for creating your MyCarolina account, which will allow you to view the status of your application, including your admissions decision. Be sure to check your MyCarolina page frequently for important application updates.

  16. 4-16 204020 (prim) Complete application form and e-mail to globalsolutions@unc.edu.
  17. 4-17 204021 (prim) Meet with Graduate Research Assistant to review application and to receive Certificate in Global Health verification form.
  18. 4-18 204023 (prim) Meet with your advisor to receive approval and fill out Certificate in Global Health verification form.
  19. 4-19 204024 (prim) Return Certificate in Global Health verification form via e-mail or in-person to Graduate Research Assistant.

5. Register for continuing education event

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

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    Check out our Costs and Funding page.

  2. 6-2-0-0 119070 (prim)

    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. 6-3 119071 (prim) Apply for FEDERAL financial aid by March 1, 2017 (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. 6-4-0-0 119072 (prim)

    Apply for NON-FEDERAL financial aid via CSS Profile

  5. 6-5-0-0 119073 (prim)

    Applicants are eligible for a nationally-funded program, Environmental Engineers of the Future.

    6-5-0-0 119073 (sec)

    The MSEE degree requires that the applicant have an undergraduate engineering degree.

  6. 6-6-0-0 119074 (prim) Department funding

    6-6-1-0 119075 (prim) Our department contacts incoming students regarding funding opportunities.

    6-6-2-0 119076 (prim) We consider all applicants for funding.

    6-6-3 119077 (prim)

    See Epidemiology's funding opportunities webpage.

    6-6-4-0 119078 (prim) Department does not offer funding for this program.

    6-6-5-0 119079 (prim) Virtually all students are funded beyond the second year.

    6-6-6-0 119080 (prim) optional note 1

    6-6-7-0 119081 (prim) optional note 2

    6-6-8-0 119082 (prim) optional note 3

    6-6-9-0 119083 (prim) optional note 4

7. FYI: application review process

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  1. 7-1-0-0 119085 (prim) SPH application review:

    7-1-1-0 119086 (prim) Interview

    1. 7-1-1-1 119087 (sec) No interview required.
    2. 7-1-1-2 119088 (sec)

      Interviews are not required. However, they can be helpful to the admissions committee if you're in the area. See the Schedule a Visit tab on our Applicant Central page for more information.

    3. 7-1-1-3 119089 (sec) Department will contact selected applicants for an in-person interview.
    4. 7-1-1-4 119090 (sec) Department will contact selected applicants for a telephone interview.
    5. 7-1-1-5 119091 (sec) Interviews are not required. However, they can be helpful to the admissions committee if you're in the area. Contact us to schedule a visit.
    6. 7-1-1-6 119092 (sec) Prospective applicant must contact the director of the dual bachelor's/master’s program, Dr. William Gray to schedule an interview.
    7. 7-1-1-7 119093 (sec) Department will contact selected applicants for in-person interviews. For students living outside North America: Skype or telephone interview required.
    8. 7-1-1-8 119094 (sec) Department will contact selected applicants for interviews.
    9. 7-1-1-9 119095 (sec) optional note 1
    10. 7-1-1-10 119096 (sec) optional note 2
    11. 7-1-1-11 119097 (sec) optional note 3

    7-1-2-0 119098 (prim) The admissions committee considers the following when evaluating applications.

    1. 7-1-2-1 119099 (sec) Academic performance, including overall GPA, and, if relevant, performance in any prerequisite courses.
    2. 7-1-2-2 119100 (sec) Personal statement
    3. 7-1-2-3 119101 (sec) Letters of recommendation
    4. 7-1-2-4 119102 (sec) Resume, including work and volunteer experience
    5. 7-1-2-5 119103 (sec) Interview performance
    6. 7-1-2-6 119104 (sec) optional note 1
    7. 7-1-2-7 119105 (sec) optional note 2
    8. 7-1-2-8 119106 (sec) optional note 3

    7-1-3-0 119107 (prim) Strong applicants demonstrate the following qualities.

    1. 7-1-3-1 119108 (sec) Strong academic performance
    2. 7-1-3-2 119109 (sec) Strong written and oral communication skills
    3. 7-1-3-3 119110 (sec) Demonstrated interest in the field
    4. 7-1-3-4 119111 (sec) Professionalism and maturity
    5. 7-1-3-5 119112 (sec) Ability to work well on teams
    6. 7-1-3-6 119113 (sec) optional note 1
    7. 7-1-3-7 119114 (sec) optional note 2
    8. 7-1-3-8 119115 (sec) optional note 3

    7-1-4-0 119116 (prim) Department recommendation will be sent to the Graduate School for final approval.

    7-1-5 119117 (prim) Department recommendation will be sent to the Graduate School for final approval.

    7-1-5 119117 (sec) UNC Gillings will not render a decision unless you have completed BOTH the SOPHAS and UNC Graduate School applications.

    7-1-6-0 119118 (prim) You will be notified via email regarding program decision.

  2. 7-2-0-0 119119 (prim) UNC Graduate School application review and final decision:

    7-2-1 119120 (prim) 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 Graduate School application portal to see the decision letter.

    7-2-2-0 119121 (prim) Most recommendations are sent to the Graduate School by March 1.

    7-2-3-0 119122 (prim) The MPH Committee begins making admission offers among completed applications in early January on a rolling basis. Applications received after December 1st will be considered until the class is filled. No applications will be accepted by the Graduate School after January 14th.

    7-2-4-0 119123 (prim) optional note 1

    7-2-5-0 119124 (prim) optional note 2

    7-2-6-0 119125 (prim) optional note 3

  3. 7-3-0-0 119126 (prim)

    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.

8. This program admits students in both Fall and Spring.

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  2. 8-2-0-0 119129 (prim)

9. This program admits students in Fall.

Details

9-0-0-0 119130 (sec) (See this program's details page for more information regarding the application cycle and upcoming due dates.)

  1. 9-1-0-0 119131 (prim) Courses taken more than one academic year in advance of a student's application and acceptance in to the certificate program will not be accepted.
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:

Angelica Figueroa
Administrative Assistant
(919) 843-0908