Department of Public Health Education


Approximately 30 new students are expected to enter the MPH program each Fall. Applications for prospective students interested in a graduate research or teaching assistantship are due by February 1. Students who are not interested in an assistantship should submit all application materials no later than March 1. If the deadline for assistantship applications has passed, contact Dr. Robert Strack, Director of Graduate Study, for information about late applications.

A complete application submitted to the UNCG Graduate School includes: information on the application form, official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate studies, official scores on the Graduate Record Examination taken within the past five years, at least three recommendations, and a one-page statement of professional goals as related to the MPH program in Community Health Education.

The Department Admissions Committee has not established GRE or GPA minimum levels, but comprehensively considers all materials to estimate the likelihood of the applicant successfully completing the MPH program. Successful applicants have tended to have undergraduate degrees with a variety of majors including: psychology, biology, nursing, business, physical education, nutrition, and sociology. Successful applicants should demonstrate a record of strong undergraduate achievement as well as GRE scores above the fiftieth percentile.

Statement of Interest for MPH Program

Documents to be submitted for admission


MPH in Community Health Education

Graduate Assistantships provide students an opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors/supervisors on research projects and teaching activities at UNCG. Assistantships allow students to develop professional relationships and skills under the mentorship of UNCG faculty and they offer another window into public health practice and research. Each year, a limited number of graduate assistantships are available to the most highly qualified applicants to the MPH program. It is our goal to assist the students who earn these assistantships to be successful.

To be eligible for an assistantship, a student must be admitted to the MPH program as a full-time, degree seeking student with full graduate status. This requires that the student has an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater and has been admitted without provisions.

Assistantships carry a workload of 20 hours / week averaged over the time of the appointment. (Sometimes, assistantships with fewer hours and lower stipends are available.) It is important to note that some weeks may have a lighter workload and some may have a heavier workload than the 20 hours/ week. Students are expected to be available on-site in Greensboro on Monday through Friday. Some assistantships require weekend and evening work as long as this work does not conflict with class meeting times.

Download the Assistantship Application

Assistantship applications should be uploaded to the Supplemental B section of your online application.