Public Policy



Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PHD PLCY Fall* November 28, 2023
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Dr. Jeremy Moulton (
Graduate Coordinator Meredith Albright (

Melissa Edwards (

Address Department of Public Policy
CB# 3435, Abernethy Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-1600
Test Requirements
 GRE scores not required and will not be reviewed
Letters of Recommendation 3 – (see other requirements)
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.

At least two Letters of Recommendation from faculty members familiar with your academic ability are strongly preferred but not required.  For applicants with substantial work experience after college, letters from individuals who can describe applicant’s ability to be successful in doctoral level work may be substituted.

Statement of Purpose:  Applicants should state their specific policy field of interest, describe their motivation and explain how their policy interest aligns with the department’s areas of faculty expertise.

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.