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School of Public Health (Biostatistics and Health Policy Management)

School of Public Health – Application Instructions for Junior Transfers

Thank you for your interest in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. This site provides information on applying to the following Bachelor of Science in Public Health programs:

Should you have questions about the application process, please contact sph-osa@unc.edu. For the latest information, please visit the website for the UNC Gillings School of Public Health.


Junior transfer applicants interested in majoring in Biostatistics or Health Policy and Management must submit a complete application (including letters of recommendation, personal statement, and resume) by the following dates

  • Biostatistics – February 15, 2020
  • Health Policy and Management – February 15, 2020

Incomplete applications and applications received after this date will not be considered by these programs.

Application Instructions

To apply for admission, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Common Application to create an account and start your application.
  • Submit the Common Application, the Common Application supplement, and application fee by the deadline above.
  • Upload the statement of purpose requested in your Common Application supplement.
  • Submit official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities attended to:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Jackson Hall, Campus Box 2200
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-2200

  • Arrange to have two letters of recommendation written on your behalf sent to uncsubmit@admissions.unc.edu.  If you are applying to Biostatistics, the department recommends that both letters be from academic references (teacher or professor) and at least one letter should be from a quantitative (math or statistics) teacher or professor.  If you are applying to Health Policy and Management, at least one of the recommendations should be from a teacher or professor or academic leader and the other letter may be from an employer or internship preceptor or coach or someone else who has closely watched you in work and team situations.
  • After you submit your application, you will receive instructions for creating your MyCarolina account, which will allow you to view the status of your application, including your admission decision. Be sure to check your MyCarolina account frequently for important application updates.

Additional Information

Should you have any questions about the application process or program, please contact:
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Gillings School of Global Public Health
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
135 Dauer Drive, Campus Box 7400
Chapel Hill, N.C.  27599-7400
Email: sph-osa@unc.edu

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