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.

2017 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

Upcoming Virtual Fairs:



9am – 12pm; 1pm – 4pm; 6pm – 8pm

9am – 12pm; 1pm – 4pm; 6pm – 8pm

9am – 12pm; 1pm – 4pm; 6pm – 8pm

Future Events

Graduate Program Information Fairs

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

Upcoming Information Fairs:

Date and Time


June 22, 2017
9am – 11:30am

Armfield Atrium, Michel Hooker Research Center at UNC Gillings

July 27, 2017
9am – 11:30am

Armfield Atrium, Michel Hooker Research Center at UNC Gillings

Graduate Open House

  • The schoolwide offices and departments invite prospective students to visit campus, learn more about our graduate degree programs and connect with current faculty, students and staff. Dates for 2017 will be announced soon. More information is available at the Graduate Open House page.

Undergraduate Open House

October 13th, 2017

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 look at our academic units here:

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!


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.

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.