Welcome from the Chair

Til Stürmer, MD, PhD


"On behalf of the faculty, staff and continuing students, I would like to welcome you to the Department’s graduate program. The choice of graduate schools is important, and often difficult, but I believe that you have made the best decision in choosing UNC."

The following information represents the contents of your Epidemiology Enrollee Packet. Please review all of the sections thoroughly. Some items are time-sensitive (e.g., transcripts, registration information and residency). Be sure to note the mandatory orientation and CITI training. We hope to see you refreshed, rested, and ready for the challenges that lie ahead.

Fall 2024 Orientation
(Attendance is mandatory)


We will be coordinating orientation activities with the Gillings School Dean’s Office. More information will be available soon.


You will meet with the Program Director and Student Services. More information will be available soon.

Important Links

Registration Materials

You will not be able to register until your official transcripts have been received by the Graduate School.

Biostatistics Course Information

How to register in ConnectCarolina:

Sample Schedules

Degree Requirements

Exemptions and Substitutions

Items to Complete BEFORE Coming to Campus

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

CITI Instructions (PDF) (Mandatory – Due Friday, August 11, 2023)

The Graduate School

Refer to the Graduate School Admitted Students webpage for information on:

  • Transcripts
    All official transcripts must be received by The Graduate School before you can register for classes.
  • Immunization and Health Form (Mandatory- General deadline is June 15)
    Students will be WITHDRAWN FROM THE UNIVERSITY 30 days after classes begin if immunization requirements have not been met and the Immunization and Medical History information have not been received by Campus Health Services staff.
  • Checking residency status
    If admission offer letter lists your Tuition Classification as ‘Undetermined’ or ‘Non Resident,’ you will be charged out-of-state tuition. You can access your admission offer letter by logging into your UNC application.
For general questions about the department, the degree program, or admissions, contact us via email at epidemiology@unc.edu or call us at (919) 966-7430. Questions about employment should be directed to (919) 966-7460.

Main Department Contacts

Academic Coordinators

Mailing Address
Department of Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
135 Dauer Drive
2101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435

Our offices are located on the second floor of McGavran-Greenberg Hall.