Online Education

Online Graduate Degrees

UNCW is among the top-ranked public, master's-focused universities in the South. We offer a variety of master’s programs in education, technology, business, health care and other areas. For information on our degree programs, please contact the academic advisor listed below each program.

  • Business Administration: Executive: Accelerated ProgramM.B.A.

    The Cameron School of Business offers the Executive MBA program of study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of all programs is the development of the broadly educated professional manager who is prepared to meet the demands and the changing needs in the global environment.

    For more information on the Executive MBA degree please review the contact information below:

    Rebecca Guidice

    Cameron School of Business

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5664

    Phone: 910.962.2006

    Email: guidicer@uncw.edu

  • Business Administration: Online: Accelerated Program M.B.A.

    The Cameron School of Business offers the Online MBA program of study leading to a Master of Business Administration degree for qualified holders of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The overall objective of all programs is the development of the broadly educated professional manager who is prepared to meet the demands and the changing needs in the global environment.

    For more information on the Executive MBA degree please review the contact information below:

    Rebecca Guidice

    Cameron School of Business

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5664

    Phone: 910.962.2006

    Email: guidicer@uncw.edu

  • Business Analytics M.S.

    UNCW's online Master of Science Business Analytics program prepares you for in-demand career opportunities by teaching you the advanced analysis skills needed to inform advanced business strategies, recommendations and decisions. Taught by experienced faculty who are committed to your success, this rigorous program gives you a world-class education with an emphasis on real-world application through case studies, simulations and data-intensive projects.

    For more information on the Executive MBA degree please review the contact information below:

    Stephen Hill

    Cameron School of Business

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5611

    Phone: 910.962.3739

    Email: hills@uncw.edu

  • ChemistryM.S.

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in chemistry. The objectives of this program are to give students who have an undergraduate foundation in chemistry the opportunity to engage in advanced course work, in–depth study, and independent research in order to acquire the skills of assimilating known information and generating new knowledge.

    For more information on the M.S. Chemistry degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. Hyunjung "Kelly" Lee 

    College of Arts & Sciences

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5932

    Phone: 910.962.7123

    Email: leek@uncw.edu.

  • Clinical ResearchM.S.

    The UNCW Clinical Research Program offers a totally online Master of Science degree in Clinical Research and Product Development. The Program provides a didactic and rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates for mid- to upper-level roles in the biopharmaceutical clinical research industry. For more information on the M.S. Chemistry please visit the program's website.

    For more information on the M.S. Clinical Research degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. James Lyon

    College of Health & Human Services

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5995

    Phone: 910.962.3208 

    Email:  chhs@uncw.edu.

  • Conflict Management and ResolutionM.A.

    The Department of Public and International Affairs offers a multi-disciplinary M.A.in Conflict Management and Resolution (CMR) for professionals, practitioners and students who wish to gain a greater understanding of a variety of conflict in both domestic and international settings. Domestic and international environmental and natural disasters have also placed individuals, professionals and officials in a position to respond to pending crises at several levels. 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 followed by self-paced but guided distance education. There is one instructional block a semester spanning two–to–four weeks at the beginning of the fall, spring and summer semesters. The program is designed to provide core knowledge, skills, and abilities through a set of modules focused on the theoretical and applied approaches to conflict management. Students acquire the tools to respond to a broad spectrum of scenarios including interpersonal conflict, third-party facilitation and mediation, larger group conflict as well as crisis and emergency management. Indeed, effective and immediate response to emergencies and disasters by both first responders and those coordinating teams in the field is a crucial element in managing emergencies and pending disasters.

    For more information on the M.A. Conflict Management and Resolution degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. Remonda Kleinberg

    College of Arts & Sciences

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5607

    Phone: 910.962.4254

    Email: kleinbergr@uncw.edu.

  • Education: Academically and Intellectually GiftedM.Ed.

    The Watson College of Education (WCE) Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program prepares teachers and educational leaders to design and deliver effective programs and services for gifted and talented students. Program graduates will be able to competently design curriculum and programs, advocate for gifted students, and deliver instruction that meets the broad spectrum of exceptional needs of gifted and talented students.

    For more information on the M.Ed. in AIG degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. Brian Housand

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5991

    Phone: 910.962.7539

    Email: housandb@uncw.edu.

  • Education: Curriculum Studies for Equity in EducationM.Ed.

    The M.Ed. Curriculum Studies for Equity in Education program is designed to provide advanced study to prepare graduates to be effective school and district level curriculum and instructional leaders, and is appropriate for classroom teachers, building administrators, teacher educators, and other personnel who play a supervisory role in the professional development of others.

    For more information on the M.Ed. in CIS degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. Amy Garrett Dikkers

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5980

    Phone: 910.962.2915

    Email: garrettdikkersa@uncw.edu

  • Education: Elementary EducationM.Ed.

    The M.Ed. Elementary Education specialization is designed as a 33‐hour intensive program for students who already hold a bachelor's degree and teacher certification. Successful completion of the Specialization will prepare candidates to take the Praxis II and/or expand their current knowledge of the field of Elementary Education at the graduate level. The target audience is certified elementary teachers who seek to enhance their theoretical and pedagogical knowledge of elementary education.

    For more information on the M.Ed. Elementary Education degree please review the contact information below:

    Martin Wasserberg

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5940

    Phone: 910.962.2917

    Email: wasserbergm@uncw.edu

  • Education: Higher EducationM.Ed.

    The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education includes a specialization in Higher Education. This specialization is designed for people who wish to enter or advance in administrative and/or academic support roles in colleges and universities. It provides social, historical, philosophical, developmental, and international perspectives of postsecondary education.

    For more information on the M.Ed. Higher Education degree please review the contact information below: 

    Dr. Andrew Ryder

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5980

    Phone: 910.962.7318

    Email: rydera@uncw.edu

  • Education: Language & LiteracyM.Ed.

    The Master of Education (M.Ed.), with a specialization in Language and Literacy Education, addresses the North Carolina Masters/Advanced Competencies requirements and is designed for individuals who hold (or are eligible for) a North Carolina Class "A" teacher license in education.

    The program is designed for K-12 teachers seeking to improve their knowledge about literacy teaching, learning, and problem-solving in the complex contexts of K-12 classrooms, and it opens doors for individuals interested in becoming literacy leaders in schools, districts, state and national agencies.

    For more information on the M.Ed. Language & Literacy degree please review the contact information below: 

    Dr. Chuck Jurich

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5940

    Phone: 910.962.7201

    Email: jurichc@uncw.edu

  • Education: Leadership, Policy, and AdvocacyM.Ed.

    The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program includes a specialization in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Advocacy specifically in the area of early childhood. This specialization is an interdisciplinary program designed for people who work or wish to work as a leader in the field of family and child advocacy. Information in this degree supports the development of leadership skills to serve in positions within community, state, and national agencies, in both the public and private sector that focus on supporting the healthy development, growth, and education of families and children.

    For more information on the M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Policy, and Advocacy degree please review the contact information below: 

    Dr. Meredith Jones

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5940

    Phone: 910.962.3724

    Email: jonesmk@uncw.edu

  • Education: Physical Education and HealthM.Ed.

    The master's with specialization in Physical Education and Health (PEH), is designed for K-12 PEH teachers who are looking to advance their knowledge and skills in the discipline, as well as to work in professional and leadership positions within schools.

    For more information on the M.Ed. Physical Education and Health degree please review the contact information below: 

    Amelia Huelskamp

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5956

    Phone: 910.962.7308

    Email: huelskampa@uncw.edu

  • Education: Art Education SpecializationM.A.T.

    The M. A.T. in Art Education program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in art or a related field and would like to teach art at public schools. The program features online courses with in-person and hands-on field experience to provide maximum flexibility for working professionals. Successful candidates will earn a master’s degree and qualify for North Carolina licensure to teach in grades K-12.

    For more information on the M.A.T. Art Education degree please review the contact information below: 

    Dr. Christine Liao

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5940

    Phone: 910.962.2356

    Email: liaoc@uncw.edu.

  • Education: Middle Grades SpecializationM.A.T.

    The M. A.T. in Middle Grades Education Program is designed for students holding a Bachelor's degree who are seeking North Carolina Middle Level teaching licensure while simultaneously earning a graduate degree. This 33‐semester hour program prepares teacher candidates to teach middle grades language arts, math, science and/or social studies.

    For more information on the M.A.T. Middle Grades degree please review the contact information below: 

    Dr. Jeremy Hilburn

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5940

    Phone: 910.962.2897

    Email: hilburnj@uncw.edu

  • Education: Physical and Health Education SpecializationM.A.T.

    The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Physical Education & Health is designed for students that already hold a bachelor's degree in a content area such as: exercise science, public health studies, recreation, sport leadership or tourism management, but have little or no background in education. Successful completion of the program will lead to NC certification (K-12) and prepare educators to teach physical education and health.

    For more information on the Physical and Health Education Specialization degree please review the contact information below: 

    Amelia Huelskamp

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5956

    Phone: 910.962.7308

    Email: huelskampa@uncw.edu

  • Education: Secondary Education SpecializationM.A.T.

    The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education program in the Watson College of Education offers an exciting opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Science, History and English who are seeking a secondary teaching license. The MAT in Secondary Education program facilitates the necessary skill building for students to pursue their passion for teaching and become a teacher leader in today's public schools.

    For more information on the M.A.T. Secondary Education degree please review the contact information below: 

    Dr. Robert W. Smith

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5956

    Phone: 910.962.4076

    Email:  smithrw@uncw.edu

  • Education: Teaching English as a Second LanguageM.A.T.

    The English as a Second Language Specialization of the Master of Arts (MAT) degree is designed to prepare individuals who currently hold a bachelor's degree and would like to be eligible for North Carolina teacher certification in the area of ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages). Successful completion of the coursework and field experiences associated with this program will prepare candidates to take the Praxis II ESOL and apply for North Carolina K-12 certification in this area.

    For more information on the M.A.T. Middle Grades degree please review the contact information below: 

    Dr. Allen Lynn

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5956

    Phone: 910.962.2483

    Email: lynna@uncw.edu

  • Finance & Investment ManagementM.S.

    The UNCW 100% online Master of Science in Finance & Investment Management (MSF) program is one of the only programs of its kind in the nation. Designed to prepare you for high-level positions in financial management, investment banking, or investment management, this program is tailored to closely align with CFA Institute's Candidate Body of Knowledge (CFA® CBOK). You will build a working familiarity with the CFA® Institute's Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and Asset Manager Code of Conduct and Research Objectivity Guidelines. Benefit from advanced tools that deepen your understanding of methods applied by investment professionals.

    For more information on the Finance & Investment Management degree please review the contact information below: 

    William "Bill" Sackley

    Cameron School of Business

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5945

    Phone: 910.962.3720

    Email: sackleyw@uncw.edu

  • History for Educators M.A.

    The online M.A. for History Educators program is designed to strengthen and sustain a love of history in a learning environment created for dedicated teachers. It MAY qualify its graduates for salary increases and strengthens participants' existing ability to bring history to life in the classroom with new and deeper knowledge.

    For more information on the M.A. History degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. W. Taylor Fain

    Department of History

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5957

    Phone: 910.962.3305

    Email: fainwt@uncw.edu

  • Healthcare Administration M.H.A.

    The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) will prepare early to mid-level careerists, by providing transformative learning experiences and foundational knowledge and skills, to serve as effective managers and administrators within a wide range of healthcare organizations throughout Southeastern N.C. and beyond. The UNC Wilmington Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program is a fully online program. The program is delivered in the online accelerated program (OAP) format admitting students six (6) times per academic year. Courses are seven (7) weeks in length and are delivered asynchronously via the University’s learning management system. The 42 to 48 credit hour competency focused curriculum can be completed in as little as one (1) year by students who meet all preferred admission requirements.

    For more information on the M.H.A. Healthcare Administration degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. Eric Richardson

    College of Health & Human Services

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5956

    Phone: 910.962.0502

    Email: richardsone@uncw.edu

  • Instructional Technology M.S.

    The Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology (MIT) program provides advanced professional training for teachers and school technology coordinators; business and industry personnel such as executives, trainers, and human resource development employees; persons in the health care field; and community college instructors.

    For more information on the M.S. Instructional Technology degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. Ray Pastore

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5980

    Phone: 910.962.2912

    Email: pastorer@uncw.edu.

  • Integrated Marketing Communication M.A.

    The online M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication is ideal for working professionals in the communication and marketing fields or for those who want to pursue these careers. This program applies professional development opportunities that encourage you to think more deeply and theoretically about your work, to consider the ethical implications of your actions, and to sharpen your skills in areas such as strategy, research methods, analytics and evaluation, and digital environments.

    For more information on the M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication degree please review the contact information below:

    Dr. Jeanne Persuit

    Communication Studies

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5933

    Phone: 910.962.2616

    Email: persuitj@uncw.edu.

  • Liberal StudiesM.A.

    The Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) program at UNCW, consisting of both a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree and a post-Master's certificate in liberal studies, provides a highly integrated exploration of the liberal arts, which not only adheres to the traditional values of broad liberal arts education, but is specifically designed for highly motivated learners who wish to deepen their understanding of the social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of today's world. Fundamental to UNCW's GLS program is its mission to prepare its students to meet the many complex challenges facing our society, the world and regional communities, most of which do not fall within the strict confines of a single discipline or professional degree program, but rather require a broader interdisciplinary perspective.

    For more information on the M.A. Liberal Studies degree please rreview the contact information below:

    Kemille Moore

    College of Arts & Sciences

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5912

    Phone: 910.962.3413

    Email: moorek@uncw.edu

  • Nurse EducatorM.S.N.

    The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepares advanced practice nurses who possess the knowledge, skill, attitudes, and values to meet the challenges of the 21st Century Health Care Delivery System in the following areas: (1) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and (2) Nurse Educator (NE). The two-year (NE) and two and one-half year (FNP) full-time MSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    For more information on the M.S.N. Nurse Educator degree please rreview the contact information below:

    April Matthias

    College of Health & Human Services

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5995

    Phone: 910.962.3481

    Email: matthiasa@uncw.edu

  • Public Administration M.P.A.

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree is the professional degree for students seeking a career in public service or nonprofit management. MPA programs develop the skills and techniques used by managers to implement policies, projects, and programs that resolve important problems within their organization and in society.

    For more information on the M.P.A. Public Administration degree please rreview the contact information below:

    Dr. Mark Imperial

    Master of Public Administration

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5607

    Phone: 910.962.7928

    Email: imperialm@uncw.edu.

  • School Administration M.S.A.

    The Master of School Administration (MSA) degree and add-on licensure programs prepare school personnel to become PreK-12 school principals. Program materials and experiences focus on school leadership, organizational theory, innovation, and best practices. Students work together to apply theories to real situations in schools.

    For more information on the M.S.A. School Administration degree please rreview the contact information below:

    Dr. William Sterrett

    Watson College of Education

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5991

    Phone: 910.962.4174

    Email: sterrettw@uncw.edu

  • Spanish M.A.

    The Graduate Program in Spanish features a wide variety of courses in literature, linguistics, film studies, history, culture, and pedagogy, among other topics, taught by faculty who are active researchers in their fields. With graduate students from the United States, Latin America, and Spain, the graduate program brings together dedicated students with diverse backgrounds and professional and academic experiences.

    For more information on the M.A. Spanish degree please rreview the contact information below:

    Dr. Boomershine

    World Languages & Cultures

    601 S. College Road

    Wilmington, NC 28403-5954

    Phone: 910.962.7922

    Email: boomershinea@uncw.edu