PHLP: Master of Public Health with Health Care and Prevention Concentration (MPH Residential) Application Details

UNC Gillings Application Details
PHLP: Master of Public Health with Health Care and Prevention Concentration (MPH Residential)

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You may apply for fall 2015 admission between 9/1/2014 - 3/1/2015. See application details page for more info.

1. This is a two-step process.

(You will need to complete two applications (and pay related fees) to both SOPHAS and UNC ApplyYourself.)

2. Complete online SOPHAS application

Details
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015    |    Fee: $120.00+    |    Step Link

(SOPHAS - Schools of Public Health Application Service - allows applicants to apply to ***multiple programs at participating schools of public health for one fee.***See UNC's SOPHAS profile.)

  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.

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

    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 ApplyYourself application. Components of the SOPHAS application will be exported to the ApplyYourself 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 ApplyYourself applications.

  2. Applicants will need to enter all coursework information into SOPHAS and submit an official transcript to SOPHAS.

    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.

  3. Upload your personal statement.

    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:

    Please address the following (no more than two pages):

    1. Describe your past and present public health experience.
    2. What experiences have led you to an interest in public/population health?
    3. How do you anticipate applying what you learn in the program to your future work?
    4. How do you believe this degree will help you meet your career goals?

  4. Enter names of recommenders. SOPHAS will then send them an email with instructions for submitting a letter on your behalf.

    1. 3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)

  5. Report test scores to SOPHAS.

    (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.

  6. 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.
  7. Applicants should preview all documents uploaded into the application system to ensure that all documents are legible for committee review.

  8. Check SOPHAS portal to track progress.

    Applicants should check the SOPHAS portal to ensure that all required documents have been received by SOPHAS.

  9. Do NOT apply to UNC Gillings via ApplyYourself until you've received an email with instructions.
  10. 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 ApplyYourself application.

3. Complete online ApplyYourself application

Details
Application Deadline: March 10, 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. Because you already applied via SOPHAS, you do NOT need to enter recommender information, upload a resume or add a personal statement.

4. 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. Department funding

    Our department contacts incoming students regarding funding opportunities.

    We consider all applicants for funding.

5. FYI: application review process

Details
  1. SPH application review:

    Interview

    1. No interview required.

    Department recommendation will sent to the Graduate School for final approval.

    UNC Gillings will not render a decision unless you have completed BOTH the SOPHAS and UNC Graduate School applications.

  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.

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

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

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:

Anthony Viera
Director Associate Professor Distinguished Associate Professor Adjunct Associate Professor
(919) 966-0758
590 Manning Drive
CB 7595
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA
Sue Tolleson-Rinehart
Adj. Associate Professor; Assoc. Dir-HC&P
(919) 843-9477
319C MacNider
Pediatrics
CB 7220
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7220
USA