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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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Graduate School Welcome Picnic

Mark your calendars for the second annual Graduate School Welcome Picnic, to be held in Burney Center on Saturday, September 7 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. This family-friendly event features food, games, information tables, and lots of fun. It's a great opportunity to meet fellow graduate students from across the university.


Graduate Programs Commencement Ceremony

We are gearing up for the Graduate Programs Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Friday, May 10 at 12:00 pm in Trask Coliseum. Graduates received an email with information about check-in, parking, name card pick-up, regalia, and guest tickets. Congratulations to all our upcoming graduates on this enormous achievement!

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3 Minute Thesis Winners

UNCW held the fall Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on April 23rd. 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.