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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Health Behavior

Chapel Hill, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Department of Health Behavior is located in Chapel Hill, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Public Health/Master of Community and Regional Planning (MPH/MCRP)
Master of Science in Public Health/Doctor of Philosophy (MSPH/PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 47
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or MCAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Major paper, capstone, practicum
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Practicum

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

315
Applied
142
Accepted
48
Enrolled
45%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or MCAT
Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree, three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 10
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

129
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.53%
Black or African American 7.75%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.2%
Unknown 1.55%

Gender

Male (13%)
Female (86%)

Faculty

63
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 41
Male (18)
Female (45)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cancer prevention and control, aging health promotion and disease prevention, adolescent health, nutrition intervention
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 135 Dauer Drive
302 Rosenau Hall, CB# 7440
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7440
United States
Contact Dr. Kurt M. Ribisl
Chair
Email: kurt_ribisl@unc.edu
Phone: 919-843-8042

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