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Why Choose UNCW Graduate School?

When choosing a graduate school, prospective students consider many factors including:

  • Academic excellence
  • Faculty reputations and availability
  • Mentoring and support of students' academic achievement
  • Proactive efforts to build a diverse university community
  • Location
  • Financial feasibility
  • Safe and Attractive Campus

The University of North Carolina Wilmington scores high marks in all of these criteria, making it a popular choice among serious students in a broad range of disciplines. The University's graduate programs embody the values of scholarly learning, diversity, global citizenship, and community engagement. UNCW offers the advantages of a research university combined with the sense of community often found in smaller colleges. The Graduate School at UNCW provides students numerous opportunities for advanced research and one-on-one interaction with professors. Students also enjoy a supportive environment that encourages them to academic, professional, and personal accomplishment and excellence.

Rankings and Achievements

UNC Wilmington among Elite Group of Universities Producing Faculty Fulbright Scholars
The University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of this year's Fulbright Scholar "top producers." With two faculty Fulbright awards for the 2011-12 academic year, UNC Wilmington is in an elite group of top Fulbright producers among master's institutions nationwide on a list developed by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

"I am very proud of this designation for UNCW," said Chancellor Gary L. Miller. "It reflects both the high quality of scholarship of our faculty and their commitment to global engagement. Since 2000, UNCW has had 9 faculty Fulbright recipients, which is remarkable."


UNC Wilmington Again Among Best Universities in 2013 National College Guides from Fiske, Princeton Review
Once again, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been recommended to prospective students and parents by two of the nation's most prestigious college guides. UNC Wilmington is included, for the fourth consecutive year, in the 2013 revised and updated edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. UNCW is also featured for the ninth consecutive year as one of 136 colleges and universities named by The Princeton Review to the "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region."


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UNCW is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC).

Watson College of Education

The Watson College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Cameron School of Business

The Cameron School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is designated Top of National List of Affordable MBA Programs by U.S. News

College of Health and Human Services

The Master of Science and Nursing (MSN) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBN).

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation (CSWE COA).

Department of Public and International Affairs

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

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