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In recognition of the limited time provided for submitting applications for the new Master of Applied Professional Studies (MAPS), the application deadline has been extended to Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:59pm! Application requirements can be found on the MAPS webpage: MAPS Admission. If you have questions about MAPS, the application, or need information about tuition assistance, please contact Dr. Laura Kuizin at

You must meet Graduate School admissions requirements, which includes the minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree completed before graduate study begins or its international equivalent with an accredited institution, and an average grade of B (cumulative GPA 3.0) or better. The GRE is not required.

Spring 2023 admissions deadline: November 29, 2022

Fall 2021 admissions deadline: April 11, 2023

Required application materials include:

  • Statement of Purpose
    • The Statement of Purpose for the Master of Applied Professional Studies program application at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill should explain your professional goals, along with ideas, issues, and concerns you want to explore in your program of study. Describe how you will integrate classes from at least two programs to create a cohesive and comprehensive course of study. Your Statement of Purpose should be no more than 750 words, double-spaced, .pdf, and address the following questions:
      • List and describe your professional goals and provide justification for these goals.
      • How will this degree fulfill your professional and career goals (i.e., enhancement of your abilities in your current role, preparation for advancement to a new role, etc.) that other graduate degree programs currently offered at UNC Chapel Hill do not address?
      • What are the learning objectives for your concentration?
      • How will the knowledge and skills learned through the program align with your employment sector (i.e., non-profit, industry, administration) and contribute to workforce development?
      • What workforce/community issues or concerns will your program of study address?
      • Identify courses from two (or more) programs that will fulfill the objectives of your concentration and explain why you selected those courses.
      • What strengths do you bring that will make you a successful student in the program?
      • What ideas do you have regarding your capstone project?
    • Resume or Curriculum Vita
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • Three letters of recommendation
      • Three references from professionals familiar with your work performance and/or academic professors familiar with your academic success.
    • The Graduate School application
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