HB: (PhD Residential) Application Details

UNC Gillings Application Details
HB: (PhD Residential)

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1-0-0-0 118644 (sec) (You will need to complete two applications (and pay related fees) to both SOPHAS and UNC ApplyYourself.)


Application Deadline: December 1, 2017    |    Fee: $135.00+    |    Step Link
  1. 2-1-0-0 118646 (prim)

    2-1-0-0 118646 (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.

    2-1-1 118647 (sec) 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 Graduate School application. Components of the SOPHAS application will be exported to the Graduate School application 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 Graduate School applications.

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    2-2-3-0 118653 (sec) 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.

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    1. 2-4-15-32 118711 (sec) Explain how your academic and personal background contribute to your understanding of the science of health behavior to promote public health.
    2. 2-4-15-33 118712 (sec) Describe your research experience in health behavior or other fields related to public health. Indicate your role in conducting research and any research products such as papers and conference presentations. Describe any other experience in public health, health behavioral science or related fields you believe is relevant.
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      Tell us about research interests you would like to pursue during your doctoral studies. Also, indicate faculty members you would be interested in working with and why. Our faculty's research interests are summarized here: https://sph.unc.edu/hb/research-8/faculty-research-interests/.

    4. 2-4-15-35 118714 (sec) Outline your long-term career goals and how receiving training in our doctoral program could advance them.

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    1. 2-6-1-6 118785 (sec) 3 (academic and/or professional)

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    2-8-0-0 118793 (sec) (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.

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    2-11-0-0 118797 (sec) Applicants should check the SOPHAS portal to ensure that all required documents have been received by SOPHAS.

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Application Deadline: December 12, 2017    |    Fee: $87.50    |    Step Link
  1. 3-1-0-0 118801 (prim)

    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 (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.

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    3-2 118814 (sec) Although the Graduate School application will import some information from SOPHAS, you will be asked to answer residency and honor code questions, upload a copy of your transcript(s) and pay the application fee. Please only enter required information, and do not change the program/degree information. We estimate that this application should take you less than 30 minutes to complete.

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    3-12-0-0 118858 (sec) You will be asked about honor code, crime, academic sanction, military discharge, etc.

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    1. 3-13-1-1 118861 (sec) UNC does not accept a WES transcript as an acceptable substitute for an official transcript.
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      TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than 2 years old). The TOEFL institutional code for UNC is 5816.

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      Financial Certification (U.S. Immigration requirement for entry into the United States) showing support for the duration of the program. 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.

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    1. 7-1-1-1 119087 (sec) No interview required.

    7-1-5 119117 (sec) UNC Gillings will not render a decision unless you have completed BOTH the SOPHAS and UNC Graduate School applications.

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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.

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