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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.

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 44
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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE or MCAT (for MSPH); GRE or GMAT (for MHA)
Thesis Required for some
Thesis or project; internship; capstone
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

169
Applied
101
Accepted
51
Enrolled
60%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th January 10th Yes
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th Yes

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

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

111
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
84%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.41%
Black or African American 25.23%
White or Caucasian 49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.7%
Asian 4.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6.31%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 3
Male (12)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
704,999

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