ESE: Dual Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Master of City and Regional Planning (MSEE-MCRP Residential) Application Details

UNC Gillings Application Details
ESE: Dual Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Master of City and Regional Planning (MSEE-MCRP Residential)

Expand All Step DetailsClose All Step DetailsApplication Details for ESE Dual Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Master of City and Regional Planning (MSEE-MCRP) - Residential  
You may apply for spring 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 10/14/2014, and fall 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 4/14/2015. See application details page for more info.

1. Complete online ApplyYourself application

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Application Deadline: April 14, 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)

    Please list faculty with whom you'd like to work.

  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.

    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: Master's applicants should include a discussion of personal goals and research interests. 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.

    1. Contaminant sources, fate and transport;
    2. Design and analysis of engineered systems;
    3. Exposure biology, biomarkers and mechanisms of disease;
    4. Global environmental health;
    5. Impacts and mitigation of climate change; and
    6. Policy, decision-making and risk analysis.

  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; at least one academic)

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

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

  5. 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:

Wake Harper
Student Services Assistant
(919) 966-3844
135 Dauer Dr
CB CB# 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA