Admission Requirements

Student cohorts will be admitted to begin the program in January, May and August.

  • Fall 2019 admission: June 11, 2019

Admission decisions for the Digital Curation and Management program are based on a comprehensive review of each applicant

  • Minimum requirements (listed below)
  • Academic degrees and record
  • Written statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Test scores
  • Relevant work and research experience

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

Required information includes

  • An online application
  • Payment of an application fee ($85, non-refundable)
  • Complete transcripts for all coursework (one UNOFFICIAL transcript from each university attended must be uploaded within the application)
  • Current letters of recommendation (the email address of three recommenders will be required within the application for electronic submission)
  • GRE or MCAT scores (no more than 5 years old)
    • There are two options to waive this requirement for those who do not wish to take the GRE or have scores that are older than five years:
      • 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. Contact Graduate Student Services Coordinator Lara Bailey at 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. If students perform adequately in this course, they can request a GRE waiver for their application.
  • A statement of purpose
  • Copy of resumé/curriculum vitae

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.

How do I apply?

Application materials are received by The Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Visit The Graduate School Admissions website for additional information. The minimum requirement for admission to the Digital Curation program will be a Bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.0.

View additional admission requirements information on the The Graduate School website.

 Ready to apply?

Access The Graduate School’s online application to submit your application materials.