Maternal and Child Health

*Admission to the Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) degree in Maternal and Child Health is currently paused for 2024.  We encourage you to explore our other graduate degree and certificate options.
Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD MHCH Fall** November 28, 2023
Master’s MSPH MHCH * *
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Doctoral: Siân Curtis (
Graduate Coordinator U’Ronda Higgs  (
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.

Statement of Purpose


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

  • What are your career goals and how will a PhD in public health and maternal and child health help you achieve these goals?
  • What experiences motivate your pursuit of a research-based degree in maternal and child health?
  • What knowledge and skills will you bring to the program?
  • What areas within the field of maternal and child health would you like to be the focus of your research?
  • Identify up to 3 current MCH faculty members who have 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.