Prospective Students

Gillings supports global opportunities for students. Victor Zhong (second from right), a nutrition student, traveled to China's Sichuan province where he and his group collected first-hand data in the field.

Thank you for visiting the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, one of America’s top schools of public health and the top public school of public health. Check out the resources below to learn more about starting your journey at the Gillings School.

Why us?

We are a community of engaged faculty, staff members and students who work with communities and across disciplines — in North Carolina and around the world — to solve some of our most challenging health problems. Students experience levels of support typically available only at a small school but enjoy all the advantages of a large, world-class university.

At the UNC Gillings School, we know we can make a world of difference, and we strive everyday to do just that.

Interested in a degree or program? Fill out a Prospective Student Inquiry Form.

Interested in the online MPH degree program? Request information for MPH@UNC.

Visit Us

The best way to learn about the School is to visit it in person. Start planning your visit today!

Visit Us: The best way to learn about the School is to visit it in person. Start planning your visit today!

SOPHAS Graduate School Virtual Fairs (2018 event information coming soon)

Prospective Gillings School students are invited to Virtual Fairs, which will be hosted by the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). You’ll have the chance to meet — live online — representatives from a number of public health schools. Registration information will be available at

Graduate Program Information Fairs (2018 event information coming soon)

Please register to meet representatives from the eight academic units, Global Health and the Office of Student Affairs.

Graduate Open House (2018 event information coming soon)

The schoolwide offices and departments invite prospective students to visit campus, learn more about our graduate degree programs and connect with current faculty, students and staff. More information is available at the Graduate Open House page.

Departments at the Gillings School

Gillings Program Search

Find the right degree program for you with the Gillings Program Search (GPS) tool.

Not sure which area of public health is best suited to your interests and skills? Our Gillings Program Search (GPS) tool can help you find out. You also can explore our academic units:


Have a question about the admissions process?
Contact Johnston King for more information.
Johnston King, MA
Enrollment Management Coordinator
Ready to apply? Visit our How to Apply page to learn what you need to know about the process.

International applicants will find additional information on our International Students page.

Check your eligibility on the Reimbursement Statement (PDF).

Tuition and Fees

UNC-Chapel Hill is ranked consistently as one of the best values in higher education. At the Gillings School, we are committed to making education affordable. Visit our Tuition and Fees page to learn how your degree can be more affordable.

Update: If you’re admitted and enroll, we’ll refund your Graduate School application fee.