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Graduate School

Graduate Degrees and Programs

We offer a wide variety of programs to meet your needs. Explore our doctoral, master, certificate, add-on licensure and non-degree programs to find the right fit for you.



Graduate Students


Doctoral Degree Programs


Master's Degree Programs


Learn More About the Graduate School

UNCW is a nationally ranked research university and is among the top-ranked public universities in the South yet maintains a sense of community found in smaller colleges.

Continuing and Lifelong Education

At UNCW we ensure all students have an opportunity to learn. Outside of our degree programs we offer continuing education including CEUs, test prep, career training and the opportunity to just be a curious life-long learner.

Graduate School Virtual Information Session

Join us for Zoom sessions led by experts from the UNCW Graduate Admissions team. Let us demystify the graduate application process and guide you towards the next chapter of your educational adventure.

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Writing Accountability Groups

Are you working on a thesis, dissertation or other long-term writing project? Would you like some structure and support to stay on track? Please attend the Interest Meeting on Tuesday, February 20th to learn more and be paired with writing partners.


3 Minute Thesis Winners

UNCW held the fall Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on November 16th during the Student Research and Creativity Showcase. The Graduate School sponsored the event, and prizes were funded via the Dr. Ralph W. Brauer Fellowship.

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Contact The Graduate School

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Summer Hours

Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 7:30-11:30 a.m.