The Graduate School

Hoggard Hall

Degrees and Programs

Application Deadlines and Requirements

Apply Now

Doctoral Degree Programs

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice D.N.P.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online except for the mandatory oncampus orientation and designated oncampus intensives scheduled throughout the program as indicated for each concentration.  
      Asynchronous - instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots.

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.  

    Test Scores

    • None required 

    Concentrations (Admission requirements & deadlines vary by concentration)

    • Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration B.S.N. to D.N.P.

      Deadlines  (11:59 p.m. EST)

      Semester Deadline
      Fall 2023 February 15, 2023

      Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

      • 3 professional references
        Recommender will submit a survey through online application tool.  An additional letter is not required.

      Additional Requirements

        1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
        2. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing: Bachelor's Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
        3. RN License:  Must have a valid unrestricted North Carolina registered nurse license or a compact state license to complete practicum hours in North Carolina.
        4. GPA:  Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A GPA as low as 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
        5. Resume:  1-page clinical work-history resume.
        6. Include Academic Credits on Resume:  Successful completion of academic credits in undergraduate community health, health and physical assessment, nursing research, and statistics.
        7. Include Registered Nurse Experience on Resume:  The 600 hours of Registered Nurse experience prior to beginning any clinical courses in the BSN to DNP program.
        8. Video (Save Video as Public):  Creation of time-limited professional video responding to prompted interview questions.   
          YouTube Video Creation Tips        Prompt Instructions & Time Limits
        9. International Applicants:  Must present evidence of professional standing in their home countries. This requirement excludes U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.
        10. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program.
          Click  HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
    • Nurse Executive Leadership Concentration M.S.N. to D.N.P.

      Deadlines  (11:59 p.m. EST)

      Semester Deadline
      Fall 2023 March 15, 2023

      Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

      • Three professional letters of recommendation to substantiate practice and leadership capabilities.

      Additional Requirements

        1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
        2. Degree Requirements: Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution. (Master’s degree in Nursing Leadership and Management preferred but applicants with an MS in a nursing specialty other than leadership will also be considered). Applicants with a BSN degree and a master’s in a non-nursing, health-related field (MBA, MPH, MHA, MMHC, etc.) are also eligible to apply for the DNP Executive Leadership Track.
        3. RN License:  Current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the state in which practice will occur.
        4. GPA:  Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A GPA as low as 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
        5. Curriculum Vitae or Resume:  1 page only
        6. Include on CV/Resume:  If applicable, include verification of practicum hours completed during previous graduate degree. In order to complete the DNP program, all students are expected to have 1,000 post-baccalaureate practice hours. If students do not have verified 500 practice hours in their prior master’s program, the student will need to complete additional hours to meet the 1000 hour graduation requirement. (Preference given to applicants with 2 or more years of post-master’s leadership.) Nurse Leadership or executive nursing history (1 page only). 
        7. Essay:  Written word limited essay addressing prompts to essay questions.
          Prompt Instructions
        8. Interview:  interview with the School of Nursing faculty may be required to determine congruence between student practice interests, career goals and faculty expertise.
        9. Computer Access:  Applicants must have access to a computer capable of supporting electronic mail, a web browser, a word processing programs and multi-media presentations.
        10. International applicants:  Must present evidence of professional standing in their home countries. This requirement excludes U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.
        11. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program.
          Click  HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees
    • Post APRN Concentration M.S.N. to D.N.P.

      Deadlines  (11:59 p.m. EST)

      Semester Deadline
      Fall 2023 March 15, 2023 

      Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

      • Three professional references.

      Additional Requirements

        1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
        2. Master’s Degree in Nursing or Post-Master’s Certificate:  Master’s degree in nursing or post-master’s certificate from a program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), or the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Accreditation (NLN CNEA).
        3. RN License:  Current unrestricted registered nurse (RN) license in the state in which practice will occur.
        4. APRN:  Advanced Practice RNs (APRN) must have current national certification and be licensed and approved to practice as an APRN in their state of residence and currently employed in an advance practice role.
        5. GPA:  Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A GPA as low as 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Evidence of completion of graduate level pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced physical assessment courses from a regionally accredited school.
        6. Essay:  Written word limited essay addressing essay questions.
          Prompt Instructions
        7. Resume:  1-page clinical work-history resume.
        8. Interview:  Interview with the School of Nursing faculty may be required to determine congruence between student practice interests, career goals and faculty expertise.
        9. International applicants:  International applicants must present evidence of professional standing in their home countries. This requirement excludes U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Resident.  
        10. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click  HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees
    • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner B.S.N. to D.N.P.

      Deadlines  (11:59 p.m. EST)

      Semester Deadline
      Fall 2023 February 15, 2023

      Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

      • Three professional references.

      Additional Requirements

        1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
        2. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing:  Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
        3. RN License:  Must have a valid unrestricted North Carolina registered nurse license or a compact state license in order to complete practicum hours in North Carolina.
        4. GPA:  Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. A GPA as low as 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
        5. Prerequisite Courses:  Official transcripts demonstrate successful completion of academic credits in undergraduate community health, health and physical assessment, nursing research, and statistics.  
        6. Resume:  1-page clinical work-history resume.
        7. Include on Resume:  Successful completion of academic credits in undergraduate community health, health and physical assessment, nursing research and statistics.
        8. Include on Resume:  Include the 600 hours of Registered Nurse experience prior to beginning any clinical courses in the BSN to DNP program.  
        9. Video (Save Video as Public):  Creation of time-limited professional video responding to prompted interview questions.
          YouTube Video Creation Tips      Prompt Instructions & Time Limits
        10. International applicants:  International applicants must present evidence of professional standing in their home countries. This requirement excludes U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.
        11. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.

  • Educational Leadership Ed.D.

    Information

    • Program Website | Watson College of Education Brochure
    • Complete applications are reviewed as a group after the priority deadline & application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority review. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed through the space available deadline if unfilled positions remain. Please submit your application prior to the priority deadline as cohorts fill quickly.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education

    Available Specializations

    • Leadership in Curriculum & Instruction
    • Leadership in Educational Administration
    • Leadership in Higher Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority Consideration

    Space Available Deadline
    Fall 2023 January 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 written recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields addressing the applicant’s potential to succeed in a doctoral program. Recommendations from individuals who have supervised the applicant will be given greater weight. 

    Additional Requirements - Uploaded After Application Submission

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Master's Degree:  A Master’s degree in school administration, supervision, curriculum, instruction, higher education, or related field from a regionally accredited university (official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate school are required).
      3. GPA Requirement: An overall graduate grade point average of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 in undergraduate and graduate coursework.  
      4. Education Statement of Interest Essay: Upload your essay after submission.
      5. Current CV or Resume:  Upload your CV or resume after submission. 
      6. Leadership Experience: A minimum of three years of documented leadership experience.
      7. Prerequisite:  Completion (within the last five years) of a graduate-level introductory research class (such as EDL 523) or successful completion of a research competency module provided by the EL department. This must be completed prior to the first semester of study.  Contact the program coordinator with questions about this requirement. 
      8. Interviews:  Interviews with Watson College of Education faculty to be conducted in the spring for selected candidates.
  • Integrative, Comparative, and Marine Biology Ph.D.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority
    Consideration

    Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendation letters by individuals in professionally relevant fields.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Ph.D. Research:  Statement of Interest for Ph.D. research, including a summary of relevant experience (maximum of three pages)
      4. Publications:  Copies of publications (if available)
      5. Degree Requirements:  A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related discipline from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its equivalent at an international institution based on a four-year program.
      6. Research Requirements:  A record of research, applied learning or relevant professional experience.
      7. UNCW Faculty:  Should make initial contact with the faculty with whom you wish to work
      8. Note:  Under certain circumstances, a student in the M.S. biology or marine biology program may, with the support of their faculty advisor, apply to the Ph.D. program rather than completing their M.S. degree. Students who choose this path after their first year of core courses and research planning must complete a new application, including letters of recommendation, to enter the Ph.D. program.
  • Applied Coastal and Ocean Sciences Ph.D.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority
    Consideration

    Deadline
    Fall 2023 January 15, 2023 April 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application with accompanying letters by individuals in professionally relevant fields, including those familiar with the student's performance in school.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Curriculum Vitae (2 page maximum)
      3. Previous Thesis Research:  Summary of M.S. thesis research (2 page maximum).
        If you are applying with an undergraduate degree only, upload a document that simply states “No master’s thesis.”
      4. Ph.D. Research:  Statement of PhD research interests (2 page maximum)
      5. Potential UNCW Faculty Mentor(s):  Applicants should make initial contact with prospective faculty mentors prior to applying.  Please contact the graduate program coordinator if you need assistance with this process. 

  • Psychology Ph.D.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline. 
    • All complete applications received on or before the priority deadline will be reviewed immediately and will be considered for admission. All complete applications received after the priority deadline, but before the space available deadline will be reviewed and considered for admission until the class is filled and no other openings are available.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Available Concentrations

    • Applied Behavior Analysis 
    • General Clinical
    • Psychological Science

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority
    Consideration

    Space Available Deadline
    Fall 2023 December 4, 2022
    February  15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic.
      No additional action required. Test scores will be waived during application processing

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 letters of recommendation from professionals in a psychology-related field. At least two letters must be from faculty members.

    Additional Requirements - Uploaded after Application Submission

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume: (Uploaded after application submission)
      3. Statement of Interest: (Uploaded after application submission)
        A 500-800 word statement of interest written in essay form that is composed of research experiences, other psychology-related experiences, research interests to pursue within graduate school, career goals, and any other additional strengths that will make the applicant an excellent candidate for the graduate program.
      4. Degree & Prerequisite Requirements:  Major of psychology or at least 21 hr. of psychology with a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with evidence of a grade of at least a B- in a course in statistics and a grade of at least a B in a course in psychology research methods.
      5. Interview:  Interview with the Department of Psychology faculty required to determine faculty research match.
      6. Note:  Individuals can apply to the Psychological Science or the Applied Behavioral Analysis concentrations, if they have a master’s in Psychology. At this time, individuals cannot apply to the General Clinical concentration if they have a master’s in Psychology.
      7. Review Timline:  Our timeline is built around moving as many complete applications as possible through our process starting on the week after December 4. Therefore, having a complete application within a couple of days of December 4 is the ideal. Every application submitted during our application window will receive fair and equal consideration. We will move them through in batches as they come in.  We expect to invite selected applicants for interviews in late January, which is why having a complete application by the priority deadline is important.
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry Ph.D.

    Information

    • Program Website (TBD)
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as a group after the priority deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority
    Consideration

    Deadline
    Fall 2023

                                 January 15, 2023*

    *Note:   This program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

    April 15, 2023*

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test (No older than 5 years)
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic.
      No additional action required. Test scores will be waived during application processing

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are knowledgeable of the applicant's academic acumen and ability to complete the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Curriculum Vitae
      3. Personal Statement: A statement describing educatonal, professional and research experiences, career goals and reasons for pursuing the Ph.D. degree.
      4. Abstract: Abstract from the student's master's thesis research (optional)
      5. Publications: Copies of publications (optional)
      6. Note: Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission to determine your eligibility.
      7. This program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Back to Top

Master Degree Programs

  • Accountancy M.S.A.C.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator

    • Dr. William (Bill) Kerler, MSA Director
      Diane Hogan, Program Coordinator
      hogand@uncw.edu 


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Summer I 2023
    (Pre-requisite Courses Only) *
    April 1, 2023
    Fall 2023
    (Pre-requisites must be complete prior to semester start)*
    June 1, 2023

    * If pre-requisite courses need to be completed prior to the fall semester, contact the program coordinator before submitting an application. The coordinator will assist you in determining the best course of action, which may include submission of a summer semester application instead. Should you decide to submit a fall application without conferring with the coordinator regarding pre-requisite courses and it is determined that a summer application is required, a summer re-application and duplicate application fee will be required.


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None required, but is recommended for applicants with an overall cumulative bachelor’s GPA of less than 3.0.

      Contact the program coordiantor to discuss your specific situation before you register for the test.

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals who can comment on the applicant’s potential for successful completion of a master’s program.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Resume
      3. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT):  The GMAT is not required for applicants but is recommended for applicants with an overall cumulative bachelor’s GPA of less than 3.0.  Contact the program coordinator prior to registering for the test.  
      4. Note:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
  • Athletic Training M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Space-Available Deadline
    Summer II 2023 December 1, 2023 April 15, 2023

    Transcripts (Submitted Through ATCAS Portal)

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions. (Retreived from ATCAS)

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations (Submitted Through ATCAS Portal)

    • 3 letters of recommendation (Retreived from ATCAS)

    Additional Requirements

      1. ATCAS (click) Secondary Application:  Must complete a secondary application with ATCAS.
      2. Personal statement (Upload into ATCAS): Personal statement in 1000 words or less describing primary career goals, most direct influence on choice to become an Athletic Trainer, your attributes related to the field of Athletic Training, and why you should be selected to the Athletic Training major
      3. Interview:  Personal interview with the UNCW Athletic Training faculty and staff (via Zoom or in person).
      4. Recommendations (Retreived from ATCAS):  Three letters of recommendation.
      5. Prerequisite Courses: Applicants must demonstrate completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” of at least one course at the undergraduate or graduate levels in each of the following subject areas:  Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (labs ARE required) or 1 semester of Human Anatomy   and 1 semester of Human Physiology, General Chemistry I (lab preferred not required), General Physics I (lab preferred not required), General Biology I (lab preferred not required), Medical Terminology, Exercise Physiology, General Psychology, Biomechanics/Kinesiology (recommended not required), Technical Writing (recommended not required).
      6. Note:  UNCW Graduate School will retreive all supplemental materials from ATCAS.
  • Biology M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority Consideration

    Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Degree Requirements:  A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related discipline from a regionally accredited college or university in this country or its equivalent in a foreign institution based on a four-year program is required for admission, as well as an average of “B” or better in the undergraduate major. Undergraduate grades, work, research experience and recommendations are used in concert to determine acceptability.
      3. Research Interest Form:  Research Interests Form 
      4. Research Interest Essay: Describe your general research interests. It is not necessary to designate a specific project, but you may instead wish to focus on broad areas of interest and specific faculty members who you think would be a good fit for you as your advisor. Also include any background information that you believe is relevant, such as prior research or work history, or academic experiences that you think have helped prepare you for graduate school. (1-2 pages is recommended)
      5. Resume 
      6. UNCW Faculty:  Should make initial contact with the faculty with whom you wish to work
  • Business Administration – Online Accelerated ProgramM.B.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received up through the document deadline.
    • All supplemental documents must be received by the document deadline in order to be considered. 

    Coordinator

    • Ms. Sarah Smith (Director of Graduate Student Services)
      Dr. Nivine Richie (MBA Program Coordinator)
      Dr. Rebecca Guidice (Executive MBA Program Coordinator)
      Cameron School of Business
      855-306-4734 Toll Free
      csbgrad@uncw.edu


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education – Fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).
      Note:  The Executive MBA concentration includes two 3-day intensive residencies and a one week-long international or domestic business consultancy project.  

    Concentrations


    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 1 2023 (January 16, 2023-March 8, 2023) December 10, 2022 or earlier if the cohort fills 

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GMAT or GRE
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic. 
      No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 2 online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s work experience and potential for successful completion of a master’s program.

    Additional Requirements

    1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
    2. Cover Letter and Resume 
    3. Professional Work Experience
      (All concentrations except Executive MBA): 
      Two years minimum professional work experience required
      (Executive MBA concentration)
      Five years minimum professional work experience required
    4. Waived for the 2023 Admissions Cycle:  Test Score unless the applicant meets any of the following criteria:
      1. completion of an advanced degree that includes graduate quantitative coursework
      2. five or more years of progressive managerial experience (military experience counts for progressive managerial experience).
      3. GPA of 3.2 or higher on bachelor’s coursework
    5. GPA Requirements: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program.
    6. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
    7. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Business Administration - International M.B.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority review. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed through the space available deadline if unfilled positions remain. Please submit your application prior to the priority deadline as cohorts fill quickly.

    Coordinator

    • Dr. Tammy Hunt, Director
      Katherine Culley, Program Coordinator
      culleyk@uncw.edu 


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority Consideration

    Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023* N/A November 15, 2022
    Summer II 2023 ** N/A May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 March 1, 2023 June 1, 2023

    * Spring admission is reserved for those currently completing the core business modules at a partner institution during the previous fall semester. All required documents are used between institutions. Contact the program coordinator with any questions.

    ** Summer admission is reserved for those without a baccalaureate degree in the area of business.
    Contact the program coordinator with any questions.


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s work experience and potential for successful completion of a master’s program. 

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Degree Requirement:  Completion of a bachelor's degree in business and/or economics or six business prerequisite courses. 
      3. Work Experience:  Professional work experience is preferred.
      4. Cover Letter and Resume:  Uploaded after application submission
      5. IMBA Specialization Selection:  The primary and secondary choice is selected within the online application
      6. International Applicants:  Applicants seeking visa sponsorship are encouraged to apply by the priority consideration deadline.
      7. Spring Semester:  Spring specializations requested by applicants are processed and enrolled as students are accepted, in calendar order. Early applications can ensure first choice of specialization.
      8. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
  • Business Analytics - Online Accelerated Program M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received up through the document deadline.
    • All supplemental documents must be received by the document deadline in order to be considered. Please see the program website for details.

    Coordinator

    • Ms. Sarah Smith (Director of Graduate Student Services)
      Dr. Stephen Hill (Program Coordinator)
      Cameron School of Business
      855-306-4734 Toll Free
      csbgrad@uncw.edu


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 1 2023 (January 16-May 5, 2023) December 10, 2022 or earlier if the cohort fills 

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 2 letters of recommendations

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Cover letter & Resume
      3. Statistics Course:  Completion of one course in statistics with a grade of 'B' or better from a regionally accredited institution.
      4. Prerequisite:  Admission is provisional upon successful completion of one course in statistics with a grade of ‘B’ or better from a regionally accredited institution. An “Introduction to Business” course similar to BUS 500 at UNCW is required for students who have not completed undergraduate or graduate coursework in a business discipline.
      5. Differential tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
      6. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Chemistry M.S.

    Information


    Coordinators

    • Dr. Hyunjung "Kelly" Lee - Distance Education
      910-962-7123
      leek@uncw.edu

    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Concentrations

    • Main Campus -
      Chemistry - Thesis
      Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Thesis
    • Distance Education -
      Chemical - Non-thesis (distance education)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 November 15, 2022
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test
      WAIVED - Test scores waived for 2023 due to the pandemic.  No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Bachelor's Degree:  Baccalaureate degree with a concentration in chemistry

  • Clinical Research and Product Development M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • All complete applications received by the priority deadline will be considered for admission as a group. All complete applications received between the priority and space available deadlines will be considered for admission until the class is filled.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Concentrations

    • None Available

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority Consideration

    Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023

    N/A

    October 31, 2022 Extended to December 1, 2022
    Fall 2023

    February 15, 2023

    April 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations (at least one from a current or former employer)

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Brief essay addressing the student’s career goals and associated interest in the degree program (not to exceed 2 pages, double spaced).
      3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
      4. Bachelor's Degree:  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a life science, health care discipline or mathematics/statistics, from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
      5. Experience:  Experience working in the biopharmaceutical or related industry of at least two years is preferred.
      6. NOTE:  Application materials from a previous application cycle may be re-used, in accordance with Graduate School policy, except for the statement of interest and resume/CV, which should be updated.
      7. Visa Sponsorship - This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Coastal and Ocean Policy M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 November 15, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)
    Fall 2023 June 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic.  No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations from individuals who are in a position to evaluate the applicant’s academic and professional competence as well as potential for graduate study (ideally at least one reference should be an academic instructor)

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Personal Statement:  A personal statement describing educational and professional experiences, their reasons for pursuing graduate study in coastal and ocean policy and your professional and career goals
      3. Resume
      4. Prerequisites:  There is no coursework prerequisites for admission and it is assumed that applicants will have majored in a variety of undergraduate majors
  • Computer Science and Information Systems M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester

    Priority
    Consideration

    Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 April 1, 2023 June 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test or GMAT
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic.  No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations from individuals in professionally relevant fields.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Statement:  Statement of Interest
      3. Resume:  Resume (including any c certificates of training in computer science/information systems, if applicable). Contact the program coordinator with any questions.
      4. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
  • Conflict Management and Resolution M.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education (All courses listed will be taught in a semi-distance format where students will be required to attend a block of intense class lectures after which assignments will be completed off-campus.)

    Concentrations

    • National and International Security
    • Domestic, Social & Organizational Conflict Transformation
    • Emergency & Disaster Management

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023
    October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023
    April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023
    May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 letters of recommendation from an academic institution or the applicant’s relevant professional field.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  A 500-word essay on the applicant’s goal in pursuing graduate work in conflict management and resolution.
      3. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Creative Writing M.F.A..

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Concentrations

    • Creative Non-Fiction
    • Fiction
    • Poetry

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Fall 2023 January 7, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • None required

    Additional Requirements - Uploaded After Application Submission

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Writing Sample: A typed manuscript in the applicant’s primary genre, labeled “poetry,” “fiction,” or “creative nonfiction”: 10 pages of poetry, 30 pages of fiction, or 30 pages of creative nonfiction (double-space prose, single-space poetry). The manuscript should demonstrate mastery of basic craft and unmistakable literary promise. Applicants are advised not to apply with a mixed-genre manuscript (Uploaded after application submission)
      3. Essay:  An essay (300-500 words) on the applicant’s goals in pursuing the M.F.A., including previous educational experience. (Uploaded after application submission)
      4. Assistantship Essay:  Assistantship Essay
        (If interested, an optional resume may be included as part of the assistantship essay, both in a single document)
  • Data Science M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Twitter Account  Facebook Account
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority review. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed through the space available deadline if unfilled positions remain. Please submit your application prior to the priority deadline as cohorts fill quickly.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Space Available Deadline
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023 June 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations from individuals in professionally relevant fields.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Prerequisites: Have a strong overall academic record and have passed the following undergraduate courses or their equivalent: an introductory statistics course, a course in linear algebra, and a programming course.
      3. Full-Time:  This program is not currently designed for working professionals and is only offered as full-time.
      4. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
  • Education: Academically or Intellectually Gifted Specialization M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus and
    • Distance Education - Some synchronous meetings, but primarily asynchronous format.
      Asynchronous - instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day - not time-dependent slots.
      Synchronous - instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots.

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Licensure Requirements:  The M.Ed. with a specialization in AIG requires that the applicant have a North Carolina "A" level license.
  • Education: Art Education M.A.T.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education (Online Asynchronous and Synchronous with the exception of the field experience and internship which are completed in regional schools physically.)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadline Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 March 31, 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 N/A May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 N/A July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 professional recommendations.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Art portfolio: Include 8-10 visual artworks with 100-word artist statement. Portfolio should be in PDF format in one document or website format. If the work is a digital work, the length should not exceed 10 minutes each. Please provide a link for viewing the work online.
      4. Bachelor's Degree:  A bachelor’s degree in art or similar fields from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
      5. Bachelor's Degree Not in a Closely Related Art Field:  If the bachelor’s degree is not in a closely related art field (such as studio art, art history, graphic design, photography, or digital/media art), the candidate must demonstrate at least 18 hours of course work in visual art at the undergraduate level or pass the Praxis II: Art: Content and Analysis Test (NC art licensure requirement) or must take art classes at UNCW to meet the requirement (minimum requirements)
        Applicants in this category should contact the Program Coordinator to discuss options for meeting this requirement.
  • Education: Curriculum Studies for Equity in Education Specialization M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Space Available Deadline
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant roles.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Bachelor's Degree:  Candidates for admission to the M.Ed. with specialization in Curriculum Studies for Equity must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and have a desire to lead equity initiatives in their field of study. Examples of such fields include but are not limited to educational, nonprofit leadership, filmmaking, law enforcement, community organizing, and human resources. 
  • Education: Elementary Specialization (Master of Arts Teaching) M.A.T.

    Information

    • Program Website | Watson College of Education Brochure
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority review. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed through the space available deadline if unfilled positions remain. 

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus or
    • Distance Education - Coursework asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots). 

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 15, 2022
    October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 June 15, 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
  • Education: Elementary Specialization (Master of Education) M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day - not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority
    Consideration
    Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 15, 2022 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 N/A April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 N/A May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 May 15, 2023 June 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 professional recommendations

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Licensure:  Must hold or be qualified to hold, a North Carolina class "A" teacher license in elementary education or related field.
        Contact the program coordinator directly regarding licensure questions.
  • Education: Higher Education Specialization M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education – Online - Synchronous (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 March 1, 2023 June 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
  • Education: Instructional Technology M.S.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Concentrations

    • None Available

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. International Applicants Requesting Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: Evaluation & Org. Learning Concentration (M.S. Instructional Technology)M.S.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education – Fully Online - A mix of asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots and synchronous (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).

    Concentration:

    • Evaluation and Organizational Learning 

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 Program not currently accepting applications  
    Fall 2023 Program not currently accepting applications

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the  Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • Three recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program to be submitted through the online application.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: Language and Literacy Specialization M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Synchronous (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields (employers, professors, supervisors)

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Licensure:  Must hold, or be qualified to hold, North Carolina class "A" teacher licensure in at least one area of education.
  • Education: Leadership, Policy, and Advocacy in Early Childhood Specialization M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Bachelor's Degree:  Bachelor’s degree completed before graduate study begins in early childhood or related field (documentation of experience in the field of early childhood is required if bachelor’s degree is in another field).
  • Education: Middle Grades Specialization (Master of Arts Teaching) M.A.T.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Mixture of asynchronous and synchronous by class
      Asynchronous - instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots.
      Synchronous - instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots.

    Concentrations

    • Language Arts Specialization
    • Mathematics Specialization
    • Science Specialization
    • Social Studies Specialization

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadlines Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 March 15, 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Esssay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Experience:  Candidates for the M.A.T. program are strongly urged to have teaching experience documented before they apply in order to be knowledgeable about education in middle level schools and working with young adolescents. Such experience may include substitute teaching, part-time teaching, or volunteer work. 
      4. Interview:  The admissions process for this program may require an interview.
      5. Note:  Licensure requirements change and requirements must be adjusted to accommodate new mandated competencies and guidelines.
  • Education: Physical Education and Health Specialization (Master of Arts Teaching) M.A.T.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus (Online except for practicum & field experience in NC; contact the Coordinator for specifics.)
    • Distance Education (Online except for practicum & field experience in NC; contact the Coordinator for specifics.)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations of recommendation

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Program Outcome:  This program prepares individuals for North Carolina teacher certification in the area of Physical Education & Health.
  • Education: Physical Education and Health Specialization (Master of Education) M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus (Online except for practicum & field experience in NC; refer to Coordinator for specifics.)
    • Distance Education (Online except for practicum & field experience in NC; refer to Coordinator for specifics.)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
  • Education: School Administration M.S.A.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 March 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 June 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test or MAT
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic. 
      No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.


    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant roles

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay: Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Autobiographical Statement: A brief (2-3 page typed, double-spaced) autobiographical statement which outlines the applicant’s: (a) relevant professional experiences, (b) how these experiences relate to the desire to become a school administrator, (c) goals as an administrator, and (d) philosophy of education
      4. Licensure:  Must hold, or be qualified to hold, NC class "A" teacher licensure.
      5. Teaching Experience:  Must have served successfully as a teacher for a minimum of three years at the elementary, middle grades, or secondary level.
  • Education: Secondary Education Specialization (Master of Arts Teaching) M.A.T.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus (Face-to-face with some online components) 

    Available Concentrations

    • English Specialization
    • Mathematics Specialization
    • Science Specialization
    • Social Studies Specialization

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Important Cohort Information Deadline
    Spring 2023 Pre-Cohort Start Option 
    Allows candidates to extend the one-year program over 18 months.
    October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 Cohort Start Option 
    Allows candidates to start the one-year program in step with their cohort.
    April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 Post-Cohort Start Option 
    Allows candidates that miss the cohort start deadline the opportunity to apply. Program completion may be delayed as it is outside of the cohort timeframe.
    May 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields

    Additional Requirements

    1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
    2. Essay: Education Statement of Interest Essay
    3. PRAXIS II: It is recommended that you take the PRAXIS II - Licensure Area Content test prior to applying. A passing score on a discipline-specific PRAXIS II Exam as approved by NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) in the applicant’s concentration area and the pedagogy (PLT) required for teacher licensure.
    4. Note: Licensure requirements change and requirements must be adjusted to accommodate new mandated competencies and guidelines.  
      Contact the Program Coordinator prior to application submission for additional details.  
  • Education: Spanish Specialization (Master of Arts in Teaching) M.A.T.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Synchronous. Internet or web-based SYNCHRONOUS (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023

    April 15, 2023*
    *Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission

    Summer II 2023

    May 15, 2023*
    *Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission

    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant academic or professional fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Speaking Samples:  Two recorded speaking samples, one in English and one in Spanish, in which the applicant introduces her/himself, describes a person she/he admires, or describes a trip she/he took. 
      4. Writing Sample:  A 500 word writing sample in Spanish in which the applicant states and defends an opinion.
      5. Bachelor's Degree:  Bachelor's degree in Spanish from a regionally accredited college or university completed before graduate study begins.
  • Education: Spanish Education Specialization (Master of Arts in Education) M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Synchronous. Internet or web-based SYNCHRONOUS (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).


    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023

    April 15, 2023*
    *Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission

    Summer II 2023

    May 15, 2023*
    *Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission

    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test or MAT
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic.  No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.


    Recommendations (Submitted through the online application portal)

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      3. Speaking & Writing Sample: A Spanish writing sample and a Spanish speaking sample, uploaded into the online application
  • Education: Teaching English as a Second Language Specialization (Master of Arts Teaching) M.A.T.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Note: This program prepares individuals for North Carolina teacher certification in the area of English as a Second Language.
        Applicants who live
        outside Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties must contact the program coordinator prior to submission. The program coordinator will assist the applicant in arranging a provisional agreement for field experience placement in their county of residence.
  • Education: Teaching English as a Second Language Specialization (Master of Education) M.Ed.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
  • English M.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration* Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 N/A

    April 15, 2023 (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Summer II 2023 N/A

    May 15, 2023 (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Fall 2023 March 15, 2023
    Applications must be considered complete by priority consideration deadline to be considered for a teaching assistantship.
    July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 academic recommendations to be submitted through the online application

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  A statement of interest that addresses the applicant’s purpose for academic study, focusing on any relevant academic endeavors as well as how attending graduate school will help the applicant achieve their professional goals. The essay should be no longer than 1-2 pages (approximately 500-600 words).
      2. Writing Sample:  A ten-page analytical writing sample that includes a bibliography citing secondary sources in MLA format.
      3. Note:  Applicants who are not undergraduate English majors must have completed 12 hours of upper level English courses or have this requirement waived by the graduate coordinator.
  • Environmental Studies M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admissions as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority review. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed through the space available deadline if unfilled positions remain. Please submit your application prior to the priority deadline as cohorts fill quickly.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Available Concentrations

    • Coastal Management
    • Environmental Education and Interpretation
    • Environmental Conservation and Management
    • Individualized Option
    • Marine and Coastal Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority
    Consideration
    Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 1, 2022 October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 March 1, 2023 April 1, 2023

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  An essay describing educational and professional experiences, reasons for pursuing graduate study in environmental studies and career goals
      2. Resume
  • Environmental Studies/Public Administration Dual Masters

    Information

    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Additional Requirements

    1. Requirements:  See individual M.S. Environmental Studies and M.P.A. Public Administration program entries for requirements and information.
    2. Note:  A separate application and application fee is required for each program.  Requirements may be reused between submitted applications.
  • Environmental Studies and MAT in Middle Grades Education Dual Masters

    Information

    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Requirements:  See individual M.S. Environmental Studies and M.A.T. Middle Grades program entries for requirements and information.
      2. Note:  A separate application and application fee is required for each program.  Requirements may be reused between submitted applications.
  • Film Studies M.A.

    Information

    • Program website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadline Space-Available Deadline
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023
    May 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation

    Additional Requirements

      1. Statement:  A 2-3 page Statement of Purpose that explains the candidate’s educational or professional goals.
      2. Writing Sample:  An example of the candidate’s academic or critical writing in film studies or a related field.
      3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Filmmaking M.F.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority review. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed through the space available deadline if unfilled positions remain. 
    • Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadline Deadline
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023
    (Applications must be considered complete by priority consideration deadline to be considered for a teaching assistantship & other support.)
    May 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation

    Additional Requirements

      1. A Statement of Purpose:  A Statement of Purpose that articulates the goals the candidate would like to pursue in the M.F.A. program. Applicants who wish to be considered for a teaching assistant position should include a paragraph communicating teaching interest and relevant experience. The Statement of Purpose must also include links to creative film or video work uploaded to Vimeo.com, and a description of the work that includes your role in each project, and the date each project was completed.
      2. A sample of creative film or video work:  A sample of creative film or video work. You may submit multiple samples of creative work, but the total running time of all samples must be at least 5 minutes and no more than 20 minutes. All creative work samples must be uploaded to Vimeo.com, with links and descriptions included in the Statement of Purpose. 
        More information about Vimeo.com is available HERE.
      3. Work in other media:  Work in other media (i.e. still photographs, audio projects or a written script) may be submitted, but at least one example of filmmaking work is required. The application for graduate admission allows up to three uploads of work in other media, each with a maximum size of 20mb.
      4. An Example of Academic Writing:  This may be a anything that you’ve written for a class. There is no page limit; we recommend something at least 5-10 pages long.
      5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Finance and Investment Management - Online Accelerated Program M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received up through the document deadline.
    • All supplemental documents must be received by the document deadline in order to be considered. Please see the program website for details.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 1 2023 (January 16, 2023-May 5, 2023) December 10, 2022 or earlier if the cohort fills

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE or GMAT General Test
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic. 
      No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.

    Recommendations

    • 2 online recommendations including one from an employer or supervisor who can comment on the applicant’s potential for successful completion of a master’s degree

    Additional Requirements

      1. Cover Letter and Resume
      2. Bachelor's Degree:  Applicants without a bachelor’s degree in business: admission into the program will be provisional upon successful completion of a basic core of business coursework. The basic core of business coursework may be completed at any regionally accredited institution. The basic core of business coursework includes three credit hours each of Statistics or Quantitative Methods, Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, and Corporate Finance. These courses may be waived with significant, relevant work experience in finance.
      3. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Geoscience M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Available Concentrations

    • Geology - Thesis
    • Geospatial Science - Thesis
    • Earth Processes & Global Change - Thesis
    • Geology - Non Thesis
    • Geospatial Science - Non Thesis

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority
    Consideration
    Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 January 31, 2023 - Fall funding priority deadline June 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Research Essay - Describe your areas of interest and indicate how the completion of the M.S. in Geoscience will help you to reach your career goals. All students must have identified an advisor before being admitted to the program, so indicate in the essay, the names of faculty that share similar research interests and with whom you have contacted.
      2. Contact Faculty - Applicants must contact faculty in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences with whom they would like to work.
      3. Teaching Assistantship Essay - (if you wish to be considered for a Teaching Assistantship) Write an essay that explains why teaching interests you and identify some geoscience undergraduate concentrations, subdisciplines, or courses that would best suit you as a teaching assistant.
  • Gerontology (Applied Gerontology) M.S.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    * Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in academically or professionally related fields

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Essay Prompt
  • Healthcare Administration - Online Accelerated Program M.H.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received up through the document deadline.
    • All supplemental documents must be received by the document deadline in order to be considered. 

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2 2023 (March 13-April 30, 2023) February 11, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills 
    Summer 1 2023 (May 15, 2023-July 2, 2023) April 15, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills
    Summer 1 2023 (July 3, 2023-August 20, 2023 June 3, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills
    Fall 1 2023 (August 28, 2023-October 15, 2023) July 29, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills
    Fall 2 2023 (October 23, 2023-December 10, 2023) September 23, 2022 or earlier if the cohort fills

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required

    Additional Requirements

      1. Ideal Candidates:  The ideal candidate for the MHA is an early to mid-level careerist (the student) who presents with a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related discipline [i.e., business (with a healthcare concentration), healthcare administration, public health, nursing, or other allied health disciplines] and a minimum of at least one (1) year of work experience in a healthcare-related  field (including, not limited to: hospital, out-patient facility, public health entity, long-term care, etc.).  Candidates who meet the ideal entrance requirements of a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare related field and one (1) year of work experience in a healthcare related field can request a waiver of the required HCA 593 and 594 practicum courses after being admitted into the program.   
      2. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
      3. Note:  Please note that sessions frequently fill ahead of published deadlines. Application cycles are open until the sessions reach capacity. Due to high demand, there is no advanced notice of application closures.
  • History M.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority review. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed through the space available deadline if unfilled positions remain. Please submit your application prior to the priority deadline as cohorts fill quickly.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Available Concentrations

    • European (Thesis or Non-Thesis)
    • Global (Thesis or Non-Thesis)
    • Public (Thesis)
    • Public History Professional (Non-Thesis)
    • US (Thesis or Non-Thesis)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadline Deadline
    Fall 2023
    *Public History Concentration
    N/A February 15, 2023
    Fall 2023
    *U.S., European, and Global History Concentrations
    February 15, 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • Not Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields; at least two must be from academics

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  250 word essay describing your interest in studying history as a graduate student at UNCW
      2. Writing Sample:  Separate Writing Sample (Research paper preferred)
  • History (Online) M.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education (Online with two main campus one-week Summer Institutes)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Deadline
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • Not Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application. At least 2 must be from academics.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  500 Word Essay
      2. Writing Sample:  Separate Writing Sample (Research paper preferred)
      3. Note:  Preferred applicants are North Carolina professional educators in both public and private institutions e.g. teachers, librarians, archivist, museum educators. Contact the Program Coordinator if clarification is required.
  • Integrated Marketing Communication - Online Accelerated Program M.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received up through the document deadline.
    • All supplemental documents must be received by the document deadline in order to be considered. Please see the program website for details.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 1 2023 (January 16, 2023-March 8, 2023) December 10, 2022 or earlier if the cohort fills 

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application. At least one recommendation should be from an academic instructor.

    Additional Requirements

    1. Essay: A statement of interest that addresses the applicant’s purpose for graduate study, focusing on how attending graduate school in IMC will help the applicant achieve their professional goals. The essay should be no longer than 1-2 pages (approximately 500-600 words).
    2. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
    3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Liberal Studies M.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    2023
    Not accepting applications at this time

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Essay Prompt
  • Marine Biology M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority
    Consideration
    Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • Not Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields

    Additional Requirements

    1. Research Interest Form (Using a MAC?  Use Adobe not previewer mode to complete the form)
    2. Research Interest Statement:  Describe your general research interests. It is not necessary to designate a specific project, but you may instead wish to focus on broad areas of interest and specific faculty members who you think would be a good fit for you as your advisor. Also include any background information that you believe is relevant, such as prior research or work history, or academic experiences that you think have helped prepare you for graduate school. (1-2 pages is recommended)
    3. Resume
    4. Bachelor's Degree:  Bachelor's degree from a biology-related field required
    5. UNCW Faculty:  Should make initial contact with the faculty with whom you wish to work
  • Marine Science M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • It is strongly recommended that prospective students contact potential faculty mentors before or early in the application process.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority
    Consideration
    Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 March 15, 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic. 
      No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields


    Additional Requirements

      1. Statement of Research Interest:  Include names of potential faculty advisors
      2. Degree Requirements:  A bachelor’s degree with a concentration in a natural science or mathematics.
      3. Note:  It is strongly recommended to contact program coordinator before applying
  • Mathematics M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023

    April 15, 2023 ( Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Fall 2023

    July 1, 2023*
    *Apply by April 1, 2023 to be considered for an assistantship.

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic.  No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.


    Recommendations

    • 3 Three recommendations from individuals in professionally relevant fields


    Additional Requirements

      1. Pre-Requisite Courses:  Have a strong overall academic record and have passed, with a “B” or better average, the following undergraduate mathematics courses or their equivalent: a standard introductory calculus sequence including multivariate calculus, a course in linear algebra, and at least 15 additional  credit hours of mathematics or statistics courses beyond the level of calculus.
  • Nursing - Nurse Educator - Online Accelerated Program M.S.N.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received up through the document deadline.
    • All supplemental documents must be received by the document deadline in order to be considered. 

    Coordinator

    • Dr. April Matthias
      Student Success Center
      855-306-4734 Toll Free
      CHHSOAP@uncw.edu

    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education (Online with faculty-guided practica)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 1 2023 (January 16-May 5, 2023) December 10, 2022 or earlier if the cohort fills
    Spring 2 2023 (March 13-April 30, 2023) February 11, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills
    Summer 1 2023 (May 15-July 2, 2023) April 15, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills
    Summer 2 2023 (July 3-August 20, 2023) June 3, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills
    Fall 1 2023 (August 28-October 15, 2023) June 3, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test or MAT -
      GPA 3.0 or Higher:  Not Required if overall bachelor's GPA is 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

      GPA 2.70 to 2.99:  Two recommendations Required
      Note: Due to COVID-19, the program will accept two recommendations in the place of the GRE or MAT test.  The recommendation letters (submitted through the online portal) should address the applicant's potential for success as a graduate student and the applicant's potential in the  nurse educator role.


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

    1. Licensure:  Active, non-restricted licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional registered nurse in North Carolina is required unless:
      a. The student’s active, non-restricted license is from a compact state that is the student’s primary state of residence (fixed permanent and principle legal residence) https://www.ncsbn.org/compacts.htm
      b. The student is distance-based, will not be practicing in North Carolina while enrolled in school and has an active, non-restricted licensure or eligibility for licensure in their primary state of residence.
    2. Bachelor's Degree:  Bachelor's degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
    3. G.P.A.:  Strong academic record:
      a. 
      Minimum of 3.0 GPA in baccalaureate degree in nursing (no GRE or MAT required)
      b. Admission will be considered with a 2.7 or higher GPA with acceptable GRE or MAT score and demonstration of academic success. Additional evidence may be required.
    4. Statistics Requirement: 
      Completion of an undergraduate or graduate Statistics course with a grade of B- or higher. (Advanced Placement Statistics (AP Statistics) Exam score of 4 or 5 meets this requirement. The applicant will need to provide the AP Statistics Exam score.)
    5. Good Standing:  Students who are taking or have taken graduate work elsewhere must be in good standing at that institution to be eligible to take graduate work at UNCW.
    6. Interview:  An interview with faculty may be requested.
    7. Additional Items:  dditional items may be requested as needed. Items include but are not limited to letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and standardized test scores.
    8. Computer Access:  Applicants must have access to a computer capable of supporting electronic mail, a web browser, a word processing program and multi-media presentations. In addition, applicants will be expected to use these computer applications. Remediation instruction for navigating the on-line platform is available from the TAC center: https://uncw.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/Home/.
    9. Visa Sponsorship:  International Applicants Requesting Visa Sponsorship - This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship. 
    10. Reapplication:  A reapplication and application fee is required for students that do not attend the session accepted.
    11. Note:  Please note that sessions frequently fill ahead of published deadlines. Application cycles are open until the sessions reach capacity. Due to high demand, there is no advanced notice of application closures.
  • Psychology M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • All complete applications received on or before the priority deadline will be reviewed immediately and will be considered for admission. All complete applications received after the priority deadline, but before the space available deadline will be reviewed and considered for admission until the class is filled and no other openings are available.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Available Concentrations

    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Psychological Science
    • Neuroscience and Behavior
    • Co-Occurring Substance Use & Mental Health (Currently not accepting applications)
      (May only apply to one concentration per year)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadline Space Available Deadline
    Fall 2023 December 4, 2022 February 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations from educators or others with professionally relevant information. (note: at least one letter must be from an educator).


    Additional Requirements

      1. Form:  Psychology Research Interest Form
      2. Resume
      3. EssayThis 500-800 word statement should be completed and uploaded into the online application after submission. Your statement should address: a) the areas of psychology in which you are interested; b) your career & educational goals immediately upon completion of the master's degree; c) your long-term educational & career goals; d) how completion of this degree program will help you reach your career & educational goals; and any career-related experience you have had (e.g., instructional, research, computer skills, counseling, animal care, etc.).
      4. Requirements:  A strong academic record with an average of “B” or better in at least 21 credit hours of psychology courses, including statistics and a psychology research methods course.
      5. Program Note:  Our timeline is built around moving as many complete applications as possible through our process starting on the week after December 4. Therefore, having a complete application within a couple of days of December 4 is the ideal. Every application submitted during our application window will receive fair and equal consideration. We will move them through in batches as they come in.  We expect to invite selected applicants for interviews in late January, which is why having a complete application by the priority deadline is important.
  • Public Administration M.P.A.

    Information

    • Program Website Video
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Traditional M.P.A. Program - Main Campus - Hybrid program that is Main Campus and/or Distance Education.
    • Executive M.P.A. Program - Distance Education - Fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots) 

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations from individuals who are in a position to evaluate the applicant’s professional competence as well as potential for graduate study (ideally at least one reference should be an academic instructor).


    Admission requirements & deadlines vary by program

    • Public Administration (Executive) M.P.A.

      Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

      Semester Deadline
      Spring 2023 December 1, 2022
      Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
      Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

      Additional Requirements

        1. Work Experience:  The Executive MPA program is designed for working professionals with at least 5 years of professional work experience.
        2. Personal Statement:  A personal statement describing your professional experiences, reasons for pursuing graduate study in the Executive MPA program, and your professional career goals
        3. Resume
        4. Tuition Differential:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
    • Public Administration (Traditional) M.P.A.

      Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

      Semester Deadline
      Spring 2023 December 1, 2022
      Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
      Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

      Additional Requirements

        1. Personal Statement: 
        2. A personal statement describing your professional experiences, reasons for pursuing graduate study in the MPA program, and your professional career goals.
        3. Resume
        4. Tuition Differential:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
  • Social Work M.S.W.

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Available Concentrations

    • Advanced Standing Clinical (1 Year program requiring awarded B.S.W. degree)
    • Advanced Standing Macro (1 Year program requiring awarded B.S.W. degree)
    • Fulltime 2 Year Clinical (2 Year Full-time program)
    • Fulltime 2 Year Macro (2 Year Full-time program)
    • Extended 3 Year Clinical (3 Year Part-time Program)
    • Extended 3 Year Macro (3 Year Part-time Program)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority review. Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be reviewed through the space available deadline if unfilled positions remain. Please submit your application prior to the priority deadline as cohorts fill quickly.

    Semester Priority Deadline* Space Available Deadline
    Summer I 2023 January 15, 2023 April 1, 2023
    Advanced Standing 1 Year Program
    (Requires awarded B.S.W. degree)

    Fall 2023 February 1, 2023 June 1, 2023
    2 Year Full-time Program
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023 June 1, 2023
    3 Year Part-time Program

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GRE General Test*
      (Official test scores should be sent to the Graduate School no less than four weeks prior to the published program deadline. Test scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considered.)

      GRE Test Score Waiver Form - Upload After Application Submission
      *The GRE General Test is not required for MSW applicants meeting the criteria below:
      - Overall cumulative bachelor's GPA is 3.25 or higher from a regionally accredited institution. The 3.25 GPA applies to the last attended institution where the undergraduate degree was conferred
      OR 
      - Hold a graduate degree in another field


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application


    Additional Requirements:

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Resume
      3. Essay:  Statement of Interest Form & Assistantship Essay 
      4. GRE Waiver:  If overall cumulative bachelor's degree GPA 3.25 or higher
      5. Introductory Courses:  Undergraduate introductory courses in human biology, sociology, psychology and statistics.
      6. G.P.A.: 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 point scale) for the full-time, two-year program, and the part-time, three-year program, and a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for advanced standing program applicants.
      7. Bachelor's Degree Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or equivalent for non-U.S. students), advanced standing program applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in social work from a regionally accredited college or university that is CSWE accredited that was earned within the last 7 years.
  • Sociology and Criminology M.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications received after the priority consideration deadline will be considered as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Available Concentrations

    • Criminology
    • Sociology

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Space Available Deadline
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application. At least 2 must be from academics.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Statement of interest explaining how the MA in Sociology and Criminology may assist the candidate in meeting her or his personal goals.
  • Spanish M.A.

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Available Concentrations

    • Thesis
    • Non-thesis

    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus or
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - synchronous. Internet or web-based SYNCHRONOUS (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Assistantship Deadline Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 N/A April 15, 2023
    (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)
    Summer II 2023 N/A

    May 15, 2023
    (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Fall 2023 March 15, 2023*
    *  Fall Assistantship Deadline
    July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation, with at least one from a professor familiar with candidate’s academic performance.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Speaking Samples:  The speaking samples will be uploaded as audio files (20 mb limit per file) after submission of the online application. Two speaking samples, one in English and one in Spanish, in which the applicant introduces her/himself and describes a meaningful cultural experience.
      2. Writing Sample:  A 500-word written statement in English describing career goals after completion of the M.A. program.
      3. Writing Sample:  A 500-word writing sample in Spanish in which the applicant states and defends an opinion.
  • Supply Chain Management - Online Accelerated Program M.S.

    Information

    • Program Website (TBD)
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the document deadline in order to be considered.

    Coordinator


    Available Concentrations

    • None Available


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education – Fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Note: This program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

    Semester Assistantship Deadline Deadline
    Fall 1 2023

    Fall 1 2023 (August 28-October 15, 2023)

    June 3, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • GMAT or GRE Test Scores (no older than 5 years)*
      *Required if the canidate does not meet the minimum GPA requirement.  Each is equally accepted.
      WAIVED - Test scores are waived for this program during 2023 due to the pandemic. 
      No additional action required.  Test scores will be waived during application processing.


    Recommendations

    • 2 recommendations through the online application portal.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Cover Letter and Resume 
      3. Pre-Requisites:
        Completion of one course in statistics with a grade of at least "B"
      4. An "Introduction to Business" course similar to BUS 500 at UNCW is required for students who have not completed undergraduate or graduate coursework in a business discipline.  This course may be completed as part of the program.
      5. GPA:  Minimum overall cumulative bachelor's degree GPA of 3.0
      6. This program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Back to Top

Certificate Programs

  • Business Foundations - Online Accelerated Program Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators

    • Ms. Sarah Smith (Director of Graduate Student Services)
      Dr. Nivine Richie (Program Coordinator)
      csbgrad@uncw.edu


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 1 2023 (January 16, 2023-March 8, 2023) December 10, 2022 or earlier if the cohort fills 

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields


    Additional Requirements

      1. Resume and Cover Letter
      2. Differential Tuition:  Differential tuition applies to this program. Click HERE for a complete listing of current tuition/fees.
      3. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Certificate in Publishing Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Fall 2023 TBD

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • None Required

    Additional Requirements

      1. Eligibility:  Must currently be enrolled in the UNCW MFA in Creative Writing program.  Contact the program for pre-requisite details and eligibility prior to application submission.
      2. Essay:  An essay of intent addressing the applicant’s goals in the field of publishing, including interests and proficiencies developed in The Publishing Process and/or through ChautauquaEcotone, or Lookout Books. The essay should also include relevant independent experience, such as editing for a magazine or press, designing books or collateral materials, managing digital content, working in marketing or publicity, or pursuing other external preparation.
      3. Prerequisite:  An applicant must have successfully completed the required foundational publishing course, CRW 520, The Publishing Process, before applying. Acceptable fulfillment of CRW 520 constitutes the minimum requirement for, but does not guarantee, admission to the Certificate in Publishing. 
      4. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Conflict Management and Resolution Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education- Fully Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • letters of recommendation from an academic institution or the applicant’s relevant professional field.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  A 500-word essay on the applicant’s goal in pursuing graduate work in conflict management and resolution.
      2. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Clinical Research Operations Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.
    • All complete applications received by the priority deadline will be considered for admission as a group. All complete applications received between the priority and space available deadlines will be considered for admission until the class is filled.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadline Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023

    N/A

    October 31, 2022 Extended to December 1, 2022
    Fall 2023

    February 15, 2023

    April 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendations describing the individual’s potential to complete the program (at least one from a current or former employer).

    Additional Requirements/Information

      1. Upload Supplemental Documents After Application Submission
      2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
      3. Bachelor's Degree:  A bachelor’s degree preferably in a life science, health care discipline, or mathematics/statistics from a regionally accredited university or college in the U.S. (or its equivalent from a foreign institution based on a four-year program) with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
      4. NOTE: Application materials from a previous application cycle may be re-used, in accordance with Graduate School policy, except for the resume/CV, which should be updated.
      5. Experience:  Experience working in the biopharmaceutical or related industry is NOT required.
      6. Financial Aid:  Non-federal loans are available for this program.  Admitted students may apply through the UNCW Scholarship Application to be considered for additional scholarships.  Please consult your Financial Aid Counselor for further details.
      7. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: Clinical Residency Teaching English as a Second Language Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website 
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation

    Additional Requirements

      1. Teaching Position:  This program is designed to provide coursework in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language for non-certified teachers who have been hired to teach in high need areas. This coursework is designed to lead to NC teacher certification. This is not a degree program. Applicants seeking a masters degree should apply to the Masters of Teaching in ESL degree.
      2. GPA Requirement:  Undergraduate GPA of 3. 0 or better is recommended for application to UNCW. The state of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction requires that applicants have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 to receive a teaching license.
      3. Praxis: Passing Praxis II ESOL score.(recommended) or 24 credit hours of content that can be applied to Teaching English as a Second Language content (as evidenced by submitted transcripts).  Contact the program coordiantor with questions about this requirement.
      4. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: Coaching and Mentoring Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Resume
      3. Master's Degree: A master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in this country, or its equivalent in a foreign institution, Or Be currently enrolled in a master’s program, Or Hold a bachelor’s degree and currently teaching in a community college or four-year institution, Or Other circumstances acceptable to the chair or program coordinator
        Contact the program coordinator for additional information.
      4. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: College Teaching and Learning Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - the program is hybrid with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous work
      Asynchronous - instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day - not time-dependent slots
      Synchronous - instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots.

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Resume
      3. Master's Degree:  A master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in this country, or its equivalent in a foreign institution, Or Be currently enrolled in a master’s program, Or Hold a bachelor’s degree and currently teaching in a community college or four-year institution, Or Other circumstances acceptable to the chair or program coordinator.
        Contact the program coordinator for additional information.
      4. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: Community College Leadership Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - asynchronous. Internet or Web-based asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
      3. Community College:  Should currently hold a position at a community college or be interested in working at a community college
      4. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: Community College Teaching in Early Childhood Post-Baccalaureate

    Information


    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day - not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required form each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest
      2. Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor’s degree completed before graduate study begins in early childhood or related field (documentation of experience in the field of early childhood or related field (documentation of experience in the field of early childhood is required if bachelor’s degree is in another field).
      3. Note: Requirements may be substituted depending on a student’s background and experience. Consultation with a faculty advisor is required to determine if a substitution is appropriate.
      4. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: eSports Performance, Management, and Leadership Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required form each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education - Evaluation Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education – Fully Online - A mix of asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots and synchronous (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Space Available Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the  Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations from individuals who can attest to the qualifications of the applicant for admission to this program.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: Instructional Technology Specialist Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Special Endorsement:  Applicants who plan to study for Special Endorsement in Computer in Education must currently have (or be eligible for) a North Carolina teaching license. Students may transfer up to nine semester hours as a non-degree student at UNCW toward the M.S. in instructional technology program.
      3. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education: Online Teaching and Learning Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day - not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Resume
      3. Special Endorsement:  Applicants who will apply for Special Endorsement in Online Teaching and Learning must currently have (or be eligible for) a NC teaching license.
      4. Note: Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Emergency and Disaster Management Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus and
    • Distance Education (The program is based on a dual-format, blended-course model which includes intensive instructional blocks utilizing face-to-face instruction, video teleconferencing and mobile access - all of which can be accessed virtually in real time or via the archives asynchronously, followed by self-paced but guided distance education.)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation from an academic institution or the applicant’s relevant professional field.

    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  A 500-word essay on the applicant’s goal in pursuing graduate work in conflict management and resolution.
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Forensic Science - Online Accelerated Program Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 1 2023 (January 16, 2023-May 8, 2022) December 10, 2022 or earlier if the cohort fills 
    Opens 12/12/2022 - Spring 2 2023 (March 13-May 3, 2023) February 11, 2023 or earlier if the cohort fills 

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay: A one or two-page (maximum) letter of interest (i.e., statement of purpose, statement of intent, letter of interest, or personal letter), detailing the applicant’s goals and how the Forensic Science: CSI Graduate Certificate Program will help meet those goals.
      2. Resume
      3. Bachelor's Degree:  Bachelor's degree and or minor in biology, chemistry, criminology, criminal justice, forensic science, or relevant social science or natural science preferred, from a regionally accredited institution.
      4. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Geographic Information Science Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Statement of Interest/Personal Statement 
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Gerontology Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website Video
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023

    April 15, 2023
    *Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.

    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  An essay on the applicant’s goals in pursuing the certificate
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Hispanic Studies Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - synchronous & asychronous. Internet or web-based SYNCHRONOUS (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023

    April 15, 2023 (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Summer II 2023

    May 15, 2023 ( Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay: A 500-word essay in Spanish in which applicant describes her/his reasons for wanting to pursue graduate work in Spanish.
        (500-word essay in Spanish in which applicant describes her/his reasons for wanting to pursue graduate work in Spanish)
      2. Audio File:  Recorded audio file  (3- 5 min.) in Spanish .  The speaking sample will be uploaded as an audio file (20 mb limit per file).   An audio recording in which the applicant introduces her/himself, describes a person she/he admires, or describes a trip she/he took in Spanish.
      3. Bachelor's Degree:  Must hold a bachelor's degree in Spanish or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.
      4. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Multimedia & Instructional Web Developer Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online (Mixture of synchronous and asynchronous)
      Synchronous - Instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots
      Asynchronous - Instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:   Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Resume
      3. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Science and Medical Writing Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website  Brochure
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day - not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023*
    *Limited summer courses available.
    Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023*
    *Limited summer courses available.
    Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • None Required

    Additional Requirements

      1. Resume
      2. Essay:  Personal Statement (500-600 words) describing reasons for pursuing the certificate
      3. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Statistics (Applied) Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 June 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 letters of recommendation describing the individual’s potential to complete the program


    Additional Requirements

    • Additional Requirements:  No additional requirements
    • Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
    • Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.

  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Post-Baccalaureate

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant fields.


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay: An essay on the applicant’s work related to academic or professional WGS topics (this may include, but is not limited to, previous courses in WGS or courses in which a portion of the content or student’s projects were related directly to the study of women and gender).  The essay should include a statement of purpose indicating the applicant’s expectations of what they will gain in earning the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Liberal Studies Post-Master's

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Program not currently accepting applications
    Program not currently accepting applications

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None


    Additional Requirements

      1. Master's Degree Requirement:  Must hold a master's degree in liberal studies or liberal arts

Back to Top

Education Add-On-Licensure Programs

  • Academically or Intellectually Gifted Add-On-Licensure

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission as a group after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online (Mix of asynchronous and synchronous)
      Synchronous - instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots
      Asynchronous - instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Fall 2023


    July 1, 2023

     


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Bachelor's Degree:  Must hold a Baccalaureate Degree
      3. Licensure:  Must hold or be qualified to hold, NC class "A" teacher licensure in at least one area of education.
      4. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Curriculum/Instruction Supervision Add-On-Licensure

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators

    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Summer II 2023 N/A May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 March 15, 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay: Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Master's Degree:  Must hold a Master's Degree
      3. Licensure:  Must hold or be qualified to hold, NC class "A" teacher licensure in at least one area of education
      4. Teaching Experience:  3 years of teaching experience
      5. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      6. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Add-On-Licensure

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Mixture of asynchronous and synchronous
      Asynchronous - instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots
      Synchronous - instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Licensure:  Baccalaureate degree applicants without a NC class "A" teacher licensure in a least one area of education will not earn licensure as a result of this coursework
      3. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Mathematics Add-On-Licensure

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 N/A April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 N/A May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 March 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None


    Recommendations

    • None


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Licensure:  Must hold or be qualified to hold, NC class "A" teacher licensure in at least one area of education
      3. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Reading Specialist (for Language and Literacy) Add-On-Licensure

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators

    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Online - Synchronous (instruction made available on the web or internet in time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023

    May 15, 2023

    Fall 2023

    July 1, 2023


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Teaching License:  Valid NC teaching license
      3. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • School Administration Add-On-Licensure

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023

    March 15, 2023

    Fall 2023 June 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay: Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Master's Degree:  Must hold a Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
      3. Resume
      4. Licensure: Must hold or be qualified to hold, NC class "A" teacher licensure in at least one area of education
      5. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      6. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.

Back to Top

Non-Degree Programs

  • Chemistry ND

    Information


    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 November 15, 2022
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      2. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship. 
  • Coastal and Ocean Policy ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 November 15, 2022
    Fall 2023 June 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      2. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.

  • Computer Science and Information Systems ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Consideration Deadline
    Spring 2023 N/A October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 April 1, 2023 June 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Resume
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.

  • Conflict Management and Resolution ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Fully Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Essay (500 word)
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Education Not for Licensure ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus or
    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 December 1, 2022
    Summer I 2023 April 15, 2023
    Summer II 2023 May 15, 2023
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Education Statement of Interest Essay
      2. Restrictions:  Non-degree is not for applicants who wish to eventually participate in a degree-seeking program at Watson College of Education.  Contact the program coordinator with any questions regarding this policy.
      3. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Geoscience ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Fall 2023 April 15, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None


    Additional Requirements

      1. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      2. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Gerontology (Applied) ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 October 31, 2022
    Summer I 2023

    *April 15, 2023
    *Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.

    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      2. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • History ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus and
    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadline Space Available Deadline
    Fall 2023 February 15, 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required

    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

    1. Resume
    2. Essay:  250 word essay explaining the applicant’s interests and what they hope to gain intellectually and professionally from the program.
    3. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
    4. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Liberal Studies ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Distance Education - Online - Asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Program not accepting applications at this time. Program not accepting applications at this time.

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None


    Additional Requirements

      1. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
  • Marine Science ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Priority Deadline Deadline
    Spring 2023

    N/A

    October 31, 2022

    Fall 2023

    March 15, 2023

    July 1, 2023


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Note:  Strongly recommended to contact program coordinator before applying.
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Mathematics ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinator


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023

    October 31, 2022

    Summer I 2023

    April 15, 2023 (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Fall 2023

    July 1, 2023


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      2. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Public Administration ND

    Information

    • Program Website Video
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023

    December 1, 2022

    Fall 2023

    July 1, 2023


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • 3 recommendations to be submitted through the online application


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Statement of Interest
      2. Resume
      3. Note: Non-degree applicants may transfer ten credit hours of coursework towards a master's degree with program coordinator approval. An application and application fee is required for consideration to a master's degree program.
      4. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Social Work ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus Designation - However course is fully Online - asynchronous (instructional materials made available on the Internet and available 24 hours a day every day-not time-dependent slots).

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023

    November 15, 2022

    Fall 2023

    June 1, 2023


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Prerequisites:  Graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
      2. Work Requirement: Must currently be working in North Carolina as a school social worker.
      3. Licensure Contact:  Contact Loraine Dugan for licensure details. 
      4. Federal Financial Aid:  Non-federal loans are available for this program.  Admitted students may apply through the UNCW Scholarship Application to be considered for additional scholarships.  Please consult your Financial Aid Counselor for further details.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Sociology and Criminology ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission as a group, after the published deadline.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Fall 2023 July 1, 2023

    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Essay:  Statement of interest explaining how enrolling in courses within the Sociology and Criminology graduate program may assist the candidate in meeting her or his personal goals.
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
  • Spanish ND

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are considered for admission by the program as they are received
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus (Some courses are offered through a distance education format. Contact Graduate Coordinator for more information.)

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023

    October 31, 2022

    Summer I 2023

    April 15, 2023 (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Summer II 2023

    May 15, 2023 (Limited summer courses available. Contact the program coordinator prior to application submission.)

    Fall 2023

    July 1, 2023


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Audio File:  Recorded speaking sample in Spanish, which describes her/his reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study.  The speaking sample will be uploaded as an audio file (20 mb limit per file).
      2. Essay:  500-word statement of objectives in English.
      3. Writing Sample:  A 500-word writing sample in Spanish.
      4. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      5. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.

Back to Top

Audit or Senior Citizen Audit

  • Senior Citizen Audit Audit

    Information

    • Program Website
    • Complete applications are reviewed for admission by the program as they are received.
    • All application and supporting documents must be received by the published deadline.

    Coordinators


    Location/Delivery Method

    • Main Campus
    • Distance Education

    Deadlines (11:59 p.m. EST)

    Semester Deadline
    Spring 2023 Contact the Graduate School
    Summer I 2023 Contact the Graduate School
    Summer II 2023 Contact the Graduate School
    Fall 2023

     Contact the Graduate School


    Transcripts

    • One official transcript is required from each U.S. post-secondary institution attended. Refer to the Getting Started page for international transcript instructions.

    Test Scores

    • None Required


    Recommendations

    • None Required


    Additional Requirements

      1. Contact:  Contact the Graduate School (gradschool@uncw.edu) for specific information regarding auditing of classes.
      2. Federal Financial Aid:  Federal Financial Aid is not currently available for this program.
      3. Visa Sponsorship:  This program does not qualify for visa sponsorship.