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.
3-1-6-0 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.
3-5-2-0 118819 (prim) Please list faculty with whom you'd like to work.
3-7-2-0 118836 (prim) Select all applicable areas of interest from the dropdown.
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.
3-12-0-0 118858 (sec) You will be asked about honor code, crime, academic sanction, military discharge, etc.
3-13-1-0 118860 (prim) International students
TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than 2 years old). The TOEFL institutional code for UNC is 5816.
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.
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. 3-14-7-3 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.
3-22-2-0 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.
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.
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
7-1-4-0 119116 (prim) Department recommendation will be sent to the Graduate School for final approval.
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.