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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Public Health Sciences

Charlotte, NC

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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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
Master of Health Administration (MHA) Health administration
(Graduate Certificate) Public health core concepts
Master of Public Health (MPH) Public health

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 46
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

143
Applied
99
Accepted
46
Enrolled
69%

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
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: 523
TOEFL IBT score: 70
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

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

121
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.13%
Black or African American 23.97%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.65%
Asian 4.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.83%
Two or more races 4.13%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (15%)
Female (84%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
701,233

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Melinda Forthofer
Chair
Email: forthofer@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-5682
Fax: 704-687-1644

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