MPH Admissions Profile

MPH Program Metrics

As part of its internal continuous quality assurance and performance monitoring processes and in response to reporting requirements to our accreditor, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the UNC Charlotte MPH Program regularly monitors a number of program metrics. 

Listed below are several measures that might be useful to students considering our program, along with any context needed to interpret this information within the UNC Charlotte environment.


On average, we receive approximately 70 applications for each concentration of approximately 20-25 new MPH students. 

Competitive applicants to the program typically have an undergraduate GPA above 3.0 and GRE scores whose verbal and analytic percentile scores sum to at least 90.  These averages aside, the admissions committee employs a holistic review of the entire application portfolio, where strength in one area might offset weakness in another.  This review process places added emphasis on the applicant’s statement of purpose to 1) convince the committee that the program is appropriate given the applicant’s goals and objectives and 2) to convince the committee that the applicant can be academically successful in the program.

Fall 2019 MPH Cohort

For the cohorts entering in Fall 2017 and Fall 2018, approximately 66% of all applicants were offered admission and 60% of those individuals enrolled.

For those offered admission:

  • The median undergraduate GPA was 3.3
  • The median Verbal GRE percentile score was 55
  • The median Quantitative GRE percentile score was 38