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.

  • M.S. Business Analytics

    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.

  • M.S. Chemistry

    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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Hyunjung "Kelly" Lee at 910.962.7123 or email leek@uncw.edu.

  • M.S. Clinical Research

    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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. James Lyon at 910.962.3208 or email chhs@uncw.edu.

  • M.S. Finance & Investment Management

    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.

  • M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision

    The M.Ed. program in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Amy Garrett Dikkers at 910-962-2915 or email garrettdikkersa@uncw.edu.

  • M.Ed. Elementary Education

    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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Christine Liao at 910.962.3556 or email liaoc@uncw.edu

  • M.S. Instructional Technology

    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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Ray Pastore at 910-962-2912 or email pastorer@uncw.edu.

  • M.A. Liberal Studies

    UNCW's Graduate Liberal Studies (GLS) two programs, the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree and the post-Master's certificate in liberal studies, provide 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.

    For more information on the M.A. Liberal Studies degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Patricia Turrisi at 910-962-3299 or email turrisip@uncw.edu.

  • M.A for History Educators

    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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. W. Taylor Fain at 910-962-3305 or email fainwt@uncw.edu.

  • M.A.T. Middle Grades

    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 MA.T. Middle Grades degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Jeremy Hilburn at 910-962-2897 or email hilburnj@uncw.edu.

  • M.S.A. School Administration

    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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. William Sterrett at 910-962-7995 or email sterrettw@uncw.edu.

  • M.S.N. Nurse Educator

    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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. RuthAnne Kuiper at 910-960-3343 or email kuiperr@uncw.edu.

  • Executive MBA

    The Cameron School of Business offers 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Candace Wilhelm at 910-962-3903 or email wilhelmc@uncw.edu.

Doctoral Degrees

We offer advanced study for nurses with a DNP.

  • DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused terminal degree earned by specialists in advanced practice nursing. The DNP prepares advanced practice nurses (APNs) to analyze systems of care and provide transformational leadership that influences and impacts patient safety and quality of culturally competent care in southeastern, North Carolina.

    For more information on the DNP degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Linda C. Pugh at 910-962-3343 or email pughl@uncw.edu.