Department of Health Policy and Management

BSPH Admissions

Application Deadline

Applications are due the second Tuesday in January. Application instructions can be found here.

Undergraduate students at UNC Chapel Hill typically apply to the HPM major in the middle of their second year. We generally only consider applications from first year students who are planning to graduate from UNC in three years. The HPM major is a cohort-based program with a structured curriculum that is designed to be completed in two years. We do not offer the option to spread out the HPM major course requirements over three years.

If you have any questions or encounter any problems with the online BSPH application, please contact:

Admission Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated on:
♦ Academic performance (overall GPA & performance in pre-requisite courses)
♦ Personal statement
♦ Letters of recommendation (at least one of your letters should be from someone qualified to evaluate your academic qualifications)
♦ Resume (including work and volunteer experience)
♦ Interview performance
Strong applicants have:
♦ Excellent academic performance, especially in the pre-requisite courses
♦ Strong written and oral communication skills
♦ Demonstrated interest in health policy, health management and/or public health (such as through experience, coursework and/or exploration)
♦ Clear understanding of the HPM major and rationale for how their goals relate
♦ Strong references
♦ Professionalism and maturity
♦ Desire and ability to work well on teams
We encourage applicants to complete as many prerequisites as possible before applying, but it is OK to have one in progress during the spring of your second year. If you have two or more prerequisites in progress at the time of your application, the admissions committee may hold your application until spring grades are available.

Pre-requisite Coursework

General Requirements:
BIOL 101 & 101L – Principles of General Biology and Lab
ECON 101 – Introduction to Economics
One of the following statistics courses:
STOR 120 – Foundations of Statistics and Data Science
STOR 155 – Introduction to Statistics l
One of the following accounting courses:
Note: BUSI 102 or 107 will no longer be required for admission beginning with students applying in January 2024 for Fall 2024 entry.
BUSI 102 – Management Accounting
BUSI 107 – Management Accounting, Summer School
One of the following pre-calculus or calculus math courses:
MATH 130 – Precalculus
MATH 152 – Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
MATH 231 – Calculus of Functions of One Variable I
MATH 232 – Calculus of Functions of One Variable II
MATH 233 – Calculus of Functions of Several Variables
STOR 113 – Decision Models for Economics