Admission Requirements

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

  • Deadline for January admission - Closed for 2023
  • Deadline for May admission – March 14, 2023
  • Deadline for August admission – June 13, 2023 

For more information on the university admission process and deadlines, please visit the UNC Graduate School Admissions page

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 
  • 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

Visit our graduate program admissions page for more details about the application process. 

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.


Please contact Student Services Specialist Kaitlyn Marlowe at and Dr. Helen Tibbo at