Admission Requirements

Students are admitted three times per year, with cohorts starting classes in January, May, and August.

  • Deadline for May admission – March 10
  • Deadline for August admission – June 9
  • Deadline for January admission – October 8
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (based on a four-year curriculum) completed before graduate study begins or its international equivalent with an accredited institution
  • Average grade of B (cumulative GPA 3.0) or better
Applicants must submit
  • An online application
  • Payment of an application fee ($90.00, non-refundable)
  • Transcripts for all coursework
  • Current letters of recommendation (the email address of three recommenders will be required within the online application)
  • International applicants must send scores on the TOEFL. The graduate school’s TOEFL minimum requirement for admission is 90. For the IELTS the minimum is 7
  • A statement of purpose
  • Copy of resumé/curriculum vitae
  • GRE or MCAT scores no more than five years old OR meet one of the criteria outlined below:
    • Applicants who hold a master’s degree or a terminal research degree (e.g. JD, MD, DDS, PhD) may request a waiver for the GRE. Please let Programs Officer Shirley Parker know in advance if you intend to seek a waiver.
    • Prospective students with a bachelor’s degree may opt to take the INLS 750 Introduction to Digital Curation as a non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate student by applying to the Friday Center for Continuing Education. If students perform adequately in this course, they can request a GRE waiver for their application.
International students

International students are encouraged to apply to the PSM programs. As this is an online program, students are not required to obtain a Visa.

Program costs

For information about program costs and funding resources, please visit the UNC Professional Science Master’s website.