Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the Master’s degree program are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  1. An application for graduate admission
  2. Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  3. Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields (employers, professors, supervisors)
  4. A 2-3 page word-processed letter of application, which includes a description of the applicant's professional goals, educational interests in pursuing graduate study, and philosophy of teaching.
  5. Hold (or be eligible to hold) a North Carolina “A” teaching license. For individuals who are licensed in other states, please contact the program coordinator.

To apply for admission to the UNCW Graduate School, click on the link below.

Criteria for graduate admissions decisions include:

  1. A grade average of "B" in the undergraduate major
  2. Satisfactory letters of recommendation from appropriate references
  3. Reasonable fit between students goals, interests, and the program
  4. Satisfactory writing skills, based on the letter of application

Application Deadlines

  • July 5 - Begin classes in the Fall
  • October 30 - Begin classes in the Spring
    Deadline for admission in Spring 2019 is extended to Nov. 15, 2018
  • April 15 - Begin classes in Summer Session 1
  • May 15 - Begin classes in Summer Session 2

Scholarship Information

Contact the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Watson College of Education, for more information regarding scholarship opportunities.

The information about financial aid, visit the Graduate School website: