Master of Public Health
|Master’s (residential)||MPH||MPH||Fall||February 13, 2024**|
|Master’s-Asheville site (residential)||MPH||MPH||Fall||April 9, 2024 ***|
|Master’s (distance)||MPH||MPHX||January 2024||November 14, 2023****|
|May 2024||March 12, 2024****|
|September 2024||July 5, 2024****|
|Fall Graduate School Fellowships||December 12, 2023 (Recommended)|
|Academic Program Aid/Financial Assistance||http://studentaid.unc.edu/|
|Director of Master of Public Health||Karla Townley-Tilson (email@example.com)|
|Director of Graduate Admissions||Jonathan Earnest (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Address||135 Dauer Dr
263 Rosenau Hall, CB #7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
GRE scores are neither required nor typically recommended for applicants to the Master of Public Health program
|Letters of Recommendation||3 – Letters of recommendation should come from letter writers who can attest to the applicant’s ability or potential to complete graduate public health training. Applicants who have graduated from an academic degree program in the past 5 years are recommended to have at least one academic letter of reference.|
|International Applicants Only||TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)|
|Other Requirements||In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.
Residential applicants must submit an application to the MPH through www.sophas.org first. After the SOPHAS application has been submitted, applicants will receive an email from the UNC Graduate School with instructions on how to submit the UNC Graduate School application. Applications will not be reviewed until all applications and application materials have been submitted and verified.
*For Fall 2024 Graduate School Fellowship consideration, SOPHAS must be submitted by December 1, 2023.
**For Fall 2024 MPH applicants, SOPHAS must be submitted by February 1, 2024.
***For Fall 2024 MPH-Asheville applicants, SOPHAS must be submitted by April 1, 2024.
****The School of Public Health also offers an online MPH degree program, MPH@UNC. Please visit https://onlinemph.unc.edu/ for more information and to apply. Applications will not be reviewed until all applications and application materials have been submitted and verified.
Statement of Purpose: Please respond to each of the following four prompts within one narrative response, not to exceed 1500 words. You may draw on the widest range of materials/experiences for your reflection.
Optional: (Please do not exceed 500 words): Please provide any additional context or information that might be helpful to the admissions committee’s review of your application.
Concentrations: The MPH Program allows applicants to apply to up to two concentrations in their application. Given that each residential concentration is limited in size and has unique preferences in the review process, applying to two concentrations maximizes an applicant’s consideration for admission. Public health is an interdisciplinary field and applicants often have interests and career goals that align with more than one concentration. Applicants for whom this is true are encouraged to designate a first and second concentration in their application, addressing both in their statement of purpose. An applicant will only be reviewed by their second concentration if they are denied by their first concentration.
Concentration specific admissions preferences:
(The residential format of the MPH Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration program admits for the fall term; the distance format of the MPH Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration program admits for the January term only)
*****Concentration also offered in the MPH@UNC online format
******Concentration offered only via the UNC Gillings MPH Program in Asheville.