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Applicants to the PhD and MSPH-to-PhD programs must submit a UNC Graduate School application for the Doctor of Philosophy program. Any MSPH-to-PhD applicant who wishes to also be considered for the MPH program must complete a separate application via SOPHAS.
Step 1: Review application instructions
Please review the Graduate School application requirements (across all departments and programs) and program specific application instructions.
Step 2: SOPHAS application
SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service) is a common application system for participating schools of public health. This admissions cycle, applicants to MPH programs at UNC will submit through SOPHAS. Once your application is complete and submitted, it will be verified by SOPHAS. During peak times, the verification process may take up to 4 weeks before it is sent to UNC.
Please be advised that SOPHAS will hold your application until the following conditions are met:
SOPHAS will not hold your application for standardized test scores or international transcripts. However, your file will be considered incomplete until all standardized test scores and transcripts are received from SOPHAS. Mail official transcripts (from each institution you have attended) directly to SOPHAS. Do not mail these to UNC.
Please note that GRE test scores must be official and reported directly by the Educational Testing Service. When you register for the GRE, you should indicate University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SOPHAS (institution #0311) as a score recipient. If you did not specify the UNC-Chapel Hill SOPHAS as a score recipient at the time of taking the test, you must promptly ask ETS to send your scores to SOPHAS (institution #0311). No departmental code is required. By selecting the UNC-Chapel Hill SOPHAS code, your GRE scores will be transmitted to SOPHAS and the UNC Graduate School. They must be current and no more than five years old.
Applicants should check the SOPHAS portal to ensure that all required documents have been received by SOPHAS and that the complete application has been forwarded to the UNC Graduate School.
Step 3: UNC Graduate School application
Applicants must submit the UNC Graduate School application online. Please refer to the application instructions for more information.
Please note that GRE test scores must be official and reported directly by the Educational Testing Service. When you register for the GRE, you should indicate the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School (institution #5816) as a score recipient. If you did not specify the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School as a score recipient at the time of taking the test, you must promptly ask ETS to send your scores to us (institution #5816). No departmental code is required. They must be current and no more than five years old.
International applicants should review directions for submitting additional admissions materials: TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old) and completed financial certificate showing support for 4 years (PhD) or 5 years (MSPH-to-PhD).
The Department's admissions committee will review your file and make an admissions decision regarding your application. Once the Department has reviewed your application, a recommended decision will be sent to the Graduate School for final approval.
The Graduate School reviews all admissions decisions made by Departments. Once a final decision has been made, the Graduate School will notify you of an official decision via the ApplyYourself portal. This letter serves as your official admissions offer.
Financial aid is separate from the admissions process. For more information, please refer to Awards and Funding.
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|Last updated October 14, 2013|