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 visit the program's website or contact Candace Wilhelm at 910-962-3903 or email wilhelmc@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 Online MBA degree please visit the program's website or contact Candace Wilhelm at 910-962-3903 or email wilhelmc@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 M.S. Business Analytics degree please visit the program's website or contact Candace Wilhelm at 910.962.3903 or email wilhelmc@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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Hyunjung "Kelly" Lee at 910.962.7123 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. James Lyon at 910.962.3208 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Remonda Kleinberg at 910.962.4254 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Brian Housand at 910-962-7539 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Amy Garrett Dikkers at 910-962-2915 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Christine Liao at 910.962.3556 or email liaoc@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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Andrew Ryder at 910.962.7318 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Chuck Jurich at 910.962.7201 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Heidi Higgins at 910.962.2674 or email higginsh@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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Sue Combs at 910.962.3262 or email combsc@uncw.edu

  • Education: Teaching English as a Second LanguageM.Ed.

    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.Ed. Teaching English as a Second Language degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Allen Lynn at 910.962.2483 or email lynna@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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Jeremy Hilburn at 910-962-2897 or 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 M.A.T. Middle Grades degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Sue Combs at 910-962-3262 or email combsc@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. Middle Grades degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Donyell Roseboro at 910-962-3283 or email roseborod@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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Allen Lynn at 910-962-2483 or 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.

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

  • Healthcare Administration M.H.A.

    For more information on the M.P.A. Public Administration degree please visit the program's website or contact Dr. Eric Richardson at 910-962-0502 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Ray Pastore at 910-962-2912 or 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Jeanne Persuit at 910-962-2616 or email persuitj@uncw.edu.

  • Liberal StudiesM.A.

    The M.A. in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree 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.

    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.

  • 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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. RuthAnne Kuiper at 910-960-3343 or email kuiperr@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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. Chris Prentice at 910-962-2135 or email prenticecr@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 visit the program's website or contact Dr. William Sterrett at 910-962-7995 or email sterrettw@uncw.edu.