Maternal and Child Health

*Admission to the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree in Maternal and Child Health is currently paused for 2022.  We encourage you to explore our other graduate degree and certificate options.

Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD MHCH Fall** December 14, 2021
Master’s MSPH MHCH Fall** *
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 14, 2021 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Master’s: Meghan Shanahan,

Doctoral: Jon Hussey,

Graduate Coordinator Sheneetra Wilson,
Address Maternal & Child Health
CB# 7445, 401 Rosenau Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-966-2018
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3 – (academic and/or professional)
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.

MCAT or equivalent entrance exams taken within last 5 years can also be used as test requirement.

Personal Statement

Doctoral and MSPH-to-PhD

Please upload a personal statement that answers the following questions: Please restate the question, the statement should not exceed two single spaced pages.

  • What experiences have you had which are relevant to your education and career goals?
  •  What specific areas would be the major concentration on in your doctoral studies? List minor areas of study if applicable.
  •  What research problem(s) might you want to address for a dissertation?
  • What career do you intend to pursue after the program?
  •  How will a doctoral degree in Maternal and Child Health contribute to your career goals?
  • Identify up to 3 current MCH faculty member who has research interests that are close to yours, and explain why they would be an appropriate mentor for you.
**Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.