Exceptional undergraduate students selected for the early-entry program may begin graduate coursework in their senior year. Any undergraduate student may apply, regardless of whether or not they have a health related major or minor. The MPH Early-Entry program is accelerated; that is, up to twelve credit hours may be taken at the graduate level and double counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students may leave the program with their baccalaureate degree, or they may complete the remaining coursework required to earn the MPH. Students pursuing the early entry option may be able to reduce the time needed to earn both degrees by one semester.
Early entry admissions requirements
Applicants to the MPH Early-Entry program must:
1) Have junior standing at the time of application (and have completed at least 75 hours by the proposed entry semester)
2) Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at UNC Charlotte, and
3) Have at least a 3.50 overall GPA by the end of the fall semester prior to starting the early-entry program.
Early-entrance applicants should contact the MPH Program Director, Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow, to discuss a waiver of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Accepted early-entry students have provisional graduate admission pending the award of the baccalaureate degree and must complete their undergraduate degree requirements by the time they have completed 15 hours of graduate work. For a complete list of requirements for early entry, see the University Catalog.
Contact for Additional Information:
Dr. Lorenzo Hopper, PhD, MPH
Program Director, MPH Program
Department of Public Health Sciences
College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Office: CHHS 427B