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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Public Health Sciences

Charlotte, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Public Health Sciences is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public health sciences
(Certificate) Community health
(Graduate Certificate) Public health core concepts
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health Community health practice, epidemiology, and population health analytics
Master of Health Administration (MHA) Health administration

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 49
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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 or MCAT (for MSPH); GRE or GMAT (for MHA)
Capstone
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

154
Applied
118
Accepted
47
Enrolled
77%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE or MCAT (for MSPH); GRE or GMAT (for MHA)
Master's Degree Requirements Career goal statement, current resume, letters of recommendation, undergraduate major or coursework that prepares students for graduate work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in public health or a related field with minimum GPA of 3.5 in all graduate work; statement of purpose detailing why applicant wants to pursue a PhD in public health sciences in the specified concentration at UNC Charlotte; three letters of recommendation (including at least two letters from former professors)
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree from regionally-accredited university; minimum GPA of 2.75 on all post-secondary work attempted; transcripts; personal statement outlining why the applicant seeks admission to the program

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 557
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

116
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.59%
Black or African American 24.14%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.86%
Two or more races 2.59%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (18%)
Female (81%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 4
Male (14)
Female (20)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Public health gerontology, aging and motivation to exercise, health behavior change, diffusion of innovation/translational science, analytic epidemiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
762,473

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow
Professor and Interim Chair
Email: jwarren1@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-7908

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