1-0-0-0 118644 (sec) (You will need to complete two applications (and pay related fees) to both SOPHAS and UNC ApplyYourself.)
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.
2-1-2-0 118649 (prim) For dual degrees, select all component programs that require SOPHAS.
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.
2-4-5-0 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: 2-4-5-2 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.
2-8-0-0 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.
2-11-0-0 118797 (sec) Applicants should check the SOPHAS portal to ensure that all required documents have been received by SOPHAS.
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.
3-1-3 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.
3-1-6-0 118807 (prim) NOTE: To be considered for UNC Graduate School scholarships, apply before priority deadline.
NOTE: To be considered for UNC Graduate School scholarships, apply before priority deadline.
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.
3-5-2-0 118819 (prim) Please list faculty with whom you'd like to work.
Check out our Costs and Funding page.
Note priority deadline to be eligible for UNC Graduate School scholarships and fellowships. Departments will decide which applicants to nominate. No additional application required.
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.
7-1-1-0 119086 (prim) Interview
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.
7-2-1 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.
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.