Applying to the Gillings School
Each program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health has a different set of criteria, application expectations and application deadlines.
If you're interested in the online MPH degree program, request information for MPH@UNC.
Fill out the Prospective Student Inquiry Form to request more information about a particular program or degree.
MPH Applications Open: Aug. 17, 2018
Priority Application Deadline for Funding: Dec. 11, 2018
SOPHAS Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
Graduate School Application Deadline: Feb. 12, 2019
- Choose the appropriate application steps for the program of your choice. You can find tailored information and application instructions for each program using the Gillings Program Search (GPS). Simply choose a program on the GPS, and then select the “Application Details” of that program.
- The online MPH program (MPH@UNC) does not use SOPHAS for applications. If you are interested in MPH@UNC, find your application details at Applying to MPH@UNC.
- Apply to your program.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Academics (academic performance and test scores)
- Work experience
- Research experience
- Letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
Prospective graduate students also should review The Graduate School's admissions criteria.
- Answer questions requested in the program's personal statement prompt.
- Clearly define your career goals.
- Demonstrate that you understand what the program offers and demands.
- Provide details of any experience relevant to your program of interest.
- Highlight strengths and experiences that extend beyond your grades and test scores.
- If you can identify weaknesses in your application, admissions committee members likely will be able to identify them, too. Address weaknesses directly by explaining extenuating circumstances as appropriate or providing evidence that your skill levels are reflected more accurately by some other assessment. These details may be included in your statement of interest.
- Recommendations should come from professional or academic sources best qualified to evaluate the applicant’s potential as a graduate student.
- Avoid soliciting letters from family friends, other students or employees you supervise.