EPID: Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR Residential) Application Details

UNC Gillings Application Details
EPID: Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR Residential)

Our Department of Epidemiology is one of the world's leading academic departments in epidemiology. Renowned faculty members provide students with training in effective research practices and methods. We also work with our students to apply their epidemiology research to a variety of health problems here in North Carolina and across the world.

We weigh multiple factors in admissions decisions. If you have questions about your qualifications for the program, please contact us.

Expand All Step DetailsClose All Step DetailsApplication Details for EPID Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) - Residential  
Spring rarely, pending department approval. See application details page for more info.

1. Complete online ApplyYourself application

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Application Deadline: January 14, 2014    |    Fee: $85    |    Step Link

3-0-0-0 118800 (sec) (ApplyYourself is a common application system for UNC-Chapel Hill programs.)

  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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

  2. 3-5-0-0 118817 (prim) Faculty interest(s)/mentor(s)

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

  3. 3-6-0-0 118826 (prim) Applicant information,  including North Carolina residency information.
  4. 3-7-0-0 118834 (prim) Area(s) of interest

    3-7-4-0 118838 (prim) Select up to three (3) areas of interest from the dropdown.

  5. 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.

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

    1. 3-8-2-2 118848 (sec) If you are admitted and choose to enroll, UNC will require official transcript(s) showing degree(s) awarded.

  6. 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.

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

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

    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.

    1. 3-14-17-18 118910 (sec) Describe your interest in clinical research. What areas of research are you interested in?
    2. 3-14-17-19 118911 (sec) What types of research questions do you hope to address?
    3. 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.
    4. 3-14-17-21 118913 (sec) Describe the mentor support you have in place (or will have in place) at UNC or Duke.
    5. 3-14-17-22 118914 (sec) Describe your future plans. How will you use the MSCR degree?

  9. 3-15-0-0 118985 (prim) Upload your resume or CV.
  10. 3-18-0-0 119000 (prim) Enter names of recommenders. UNC will then send them an email with instructions for submitting a letter on your behalf.

    1. 3-18-2-7 119008 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional)

  11. 3-22-0-0 119028 (prim) Report test scores to UNC via ApplyYourself

    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.

  12. 3-23-0-0 119031 (prim) Document submission (check legibility of uploads)
  13. 3-24-0-0 119033 (prim) Pay the ApplyYourself application fee.
  14. 3-25-0-0 119034 (prim) Track your progress.

    3-25-2-0 119036 (prim) 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)

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    Check out our Costs and Funding page.

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

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    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. 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.

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    See Epidemiology's funding opportunities webpage.

3. 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

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      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.

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

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

    7-2-1-0 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 ApplyYourself portal to see the decision letter.

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

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    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.

Program Contact:

Carmen Woody
Student Services Specialist
(919) 966-7458
2106C Mcgavran-Greenberg Hl
CB 7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435
USA