Health Policy and Management program manuals and forms

Welcome to one of the world’s leading Health Policy and Management departments. Consistently ranked by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Health Policy and Management programs in the U.S., we have distinguished ourselves with our collaborative learning environment, first-rate research and outstanding faculty.

This page contains the student manuals/program guidelines for both our residential and distance programs, along with other helpful documents. For more information on each program, select the Degrees and Certificates link from the menu on the right and choose your preferred program.

BSPH Student Handbook:

Residential Master’s Student Guide:

Students who matriculated in AY 2017-2018:

Students who matriculated in AY 2016-2017:

Students who matriculated in 2015-2016:

Guidelines and Procedures for the HPM Doctoral Program (PhD):

Community Preparedness and Disaster Management Certificate Student Manual:

Executive Master’s Student Manual (for students who matriculated in AY 2017-2018):

Handbook of Guidelines and Procedures for the HPM Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH):

Survive and Thrive – A guide for incoming international public health students from across the globe

Graduate School Handbook

Graduate School Form Finder (residency, leave of absence, graduation, etc.)

HPM Degree Worksheets




HPM Degree Programs Course Sequence




Student Services Forms

All forms should be submitted to the HPM Student Services Office (120 Rosenau Hall) 

  • HPM Core Course Exemption Application (Word document)
  • The SPH Core Course Exemption Application,  SPH Core Curriculum Checklist (includes approved substitutions for MPH, MSPH, DrPH effective for students entering the School of Public Health Fall 2009 and later), and SPH Core Curriculum Checklist (includes approved substitutions for MHA, PhD – effective for students entering the School of Public Health Fall 2011 and later) can now all be found on the SPH Student Resources web page.
  • As of April 2010, students who wish to audit any HPM course must acquire written permission from the course instructor and HPM department chair.
    • Current UNC students must fill out a drop/add form at HPM Student Services. The drop/add form will need to be initialed by the instructor and will be signed by the HPM Registrar on behalf of the department chair.
    • Non-UNC students need to fill out both the drop/add form and an Audit Approval Form.

    After the documents are received by University Registrar’s office, the student will be entered in the course record as an auditor and be given access to the course Blackboard or Sakai space automatically at the next database update.

  • Inter-Institutional Approval form (PDF)
  • Graduate School Forms

Resource Manuals

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