Prospective Students

The School welcomes distinguished guests throughout the year. Her Excellency Tebelelo Seretse (on left), Botswana's ambassador to the U.S., visited Gillings to speak about Botswana's history and its experience with HIV/AIDS.

Thank you for visiting the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, one of America’s top schools of public health and the top public school of public health. Check out the resources below to learn more about starting your journey at the Gillings School.

Why us?

We are a community of engaged faculty, staff members and students who work with communities and across disciplines — in North Carolina and around the world — to solve some of our most challenging health problems. Students experience levels of support typically available only at a small school but enjoy all the advantages of a large, world-class university.

At the UNC Gillings School, we know we can make a world of difference, and we strive everyday to do just that.
Interested in a degree or program? Fill out a Prospective Student Inquiry Form.

The best way to learn about the School is to VISIT it in person. Start planning your visit today!

Visit Us: The best way to learn about the School is to visit it in person. Start planning your visit today!

Undergraduate Open House

Friday, October 13, 2017

The School’s Office of Student Affairs welcomes undergraduate students and their families to meet with faculty, staff and students from our four undergraduate majors: Biostatistics, Environmental Health Science, Health Policy and Management and Nutrition. Join us for tours of the classrooms and labs, informal question-and-answer sessions and refreshments. More information is available on the Undergraduate Open House page.

SOPHAS Graduate School Virtual Fairs

Prospective Gillings School students are invited to Virtual Fairs, which will be hosted by the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). You’ll have the chance to meet — live online — representatives from a number of public health schools. Registration information will be available at

Future Events





SOPHAS Virtual Fair


9 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


SOPHAS Virtual Fair


9 a.m. – noon; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Graduate Program Information Fairs

Please register to meet representatives from the eight academic units, Global Health and the Office of Student Affairs.

Departments at the Gillings School

Gillings Program Search

Find the right degree program for you with the Gillings Program Search (GPS) tool.

Not sure which area of public health is best suited to your interests and skills? Our Gillings Program Search (GPS) tool can help you find out. You also can explore our academic units:


Ready to apply? Visit our How to Apply page to learn what you need to know about the process.

International applicants will find additional information on our International Students page.

Update: If you’re admitted and enroll, we’ll refund your Graduate School application fee.
Check your eligibility on the Reimbursement Statement (PDF).

Tuition and Fees

Have a question about the admissions process?
Contact Johnston King for more information.
Johnston King, MA
Enrollment Management Coordinator
UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked consistently as one of the best values in higher education. At the Gillings School, we are committed to making education affordable. Visit our Tuition and Fees page to learn how your degree can be more affordable.