Application Deadlines

See our application deadline page for specific dates.

Degree Requirement

No specific degree level is required for admission into the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management Certificate Program. The application fee is $75.  Instructions on how to submit the fee will be given to you during the online application process. Full-time UNC employees may fill out this form to waive the fee. The certificate is completed online with no campus visit required.

Required Application Materials

All applicants to the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management Certificate Program must submit the following:

  • Current Resume
  • Essay. Prepare a two page (500 word) statement of purpose addressing the following: How will this certificate program at UNC-CH contribute to your projected career? We use a team based learning approach, and are looking for students who will benefit from and contribute to the learning environment. What do you bring to the table? Please provide any additional information that you think will strengthen your application.
  • Completion of online Graduate School application. You may start your application by logging into
    Applications for the next academic year are available in August. A current email address is a required field on the application since all correspondence is conducted by email. If you have problems with the online form, contact Slate Support at


You will be required to upload a document to the college transcript section of your online application. If you do not have a college transcript, uploading a Word document indicating that a transcript does not apply is an acceptable alternative.

Mailing Address:
Department of Health Policy and Management
Certificate Programs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #7411
120 Rosenau Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411


For more information and to apply for residency, see the Registrar’s Residency information.

Tuition and Fees for the Current Academic Year

The latest information on costs for the CPDM program can be found by visiting the most current Tuition and Fee Rates document, found under the Charges for Attendance heading on the University Finance Division web site.

Scroll down to the Health Affairs/School of Public Health Off Campus Programs section of the document. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to change.

Contact information

Office of Student Affairs
Contact your academic coordinator, Kim Sieler.

Program Questions
Bill Gentry Program Director

BSPH, MSPH and Resident MHA:
Academic Coordinator: Yolonda N. Childs

Doctoral and Executive MHA:
Academic Coordinator: Kim Sieler

Assistant to Chair: Stephanie Forman
Looking for someone else?

Mailing Address
135 Dauer Drive
1101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411