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Why Choose Us?

Academics are the cornerstone of a UNC Charlotte graduate education with over 5,200 graduate students gaining the intellectual and professional skills necessary to prepare them for productive lives in a global, knowledge-based world. More than 140 innovative graduate programs respond to the needs of the Charlotte region and beyond, constantly striving to meet the demands of business, industry, and education.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is recognized for its nationally and internationally renowned faculty, talented students, contemporary, spacious campus, state-of-the-art facilities and research labs, and strong partnerships with business and industry in the Charlotte, North Carolina, region. The University is consistently ranked among the top ten universities in the Southeastern USA, offering a wide range of resources and opportunities to help graduate students succeed.

In 2016, UNC Charlotte was was categorized as a doctoral-granting institution with higher research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In addition, the city of Charlotte is ranked #15 by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Places to Live; ranked by Forbes as one of the Best Cities for Jobs with multiple business sectors showing employment growth; and ranked #1 as the Best Big-City Bargain by Money Magazine, offering residents excellent housing and cost-of-living value.


The Graduate School at UNC Charlotte offers over 140 innovative programs responding to the needs of the Charlotte region and beyond.  Programs range in variety of research and degree level including the popular Graduate Certificate providing individuals with specialized training in a particular academic and/or occupational area.

Use the handy filter tool to search for programs in your area of interest or background.  Then review their specific information by linking over to the program’s web pages where you can reach out to the faculty program director.  At UNC Charlotte, there is no limit to how many programs you can apply to!

Take a look at the depth and breadth of UNC Charlotte’s Graduate School programs and Apply today!

Opportunity exists. Make it your reality.

The brightest minds. The best faculty.

Your world. Your future. Your grad school.

A little bit now. A whole lot next.

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Admissions Info

Thank you for your interest in applying for admission to the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte! Please explore the admissions webpages for details on the application and admission processes. Pay particular attention to application deadlines given that many programs have earlier deadlines than the standard (priority) Graduate School deadlines.  For additional information about admissions requirements or the application process, make plans to attend an Information Session either on campus or online. Admissions Counselors are also available to meet with you by appointment or during walk-in hours each week.

Getting Started

Please tell us a little about yourself by creating a prospective student account in our application portal at Creating an account will allow you to register for information sessions, post questions on a message board, receive updates about graduate admissions, and apply for admission.


Funding a Graduate Education

UNC Charlotte offers information on a variety of funding opportunities available to graduate students. We are committed to helping you to learn about the many options available to finance your education. Your Graduate Program Director can help you to learn more about aid in your academic department, college, and beyond.  Here are some helpful tips to learn more about acquiring funding for graduate school:

  • UNC Charlotte’s University Scholarship Office – NinerScholars serves as the champion for scholarship administration at UNC Charlotte by making it easier for students to find, apply for, and receive merit or need-based scholarships.

Scholarship Office

  • The Federal Student Aid website is an excellent resource in learning more about the types of aid available to graduate students.  Many funding programs require a “FAFSA” be on file with the University you plan to attend.  The FAFSA may be completed online on the Federal Student Aid website.  The school code for UNC Charlotte is 002975.

The Graduate School’s website is also an outstanding resource for additional funding information:


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Office Hours for Walk-Ins

Graduate enrollment counselors are available to meet individually with prospective students on Tuesdays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Thursdays from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.  Our office is located on the main campus, Cato Hall, Second Floor, and no appointment is necessary.

Learn more about our campus with the University Virtual Tour and navigate your way around with the University interactive map.

Information Sessions

These sessions provide a general overview about the admission requirements and application processes, and includes valuable information about standardized test requirements and funding opportunities, and financial aid.

To register for an information session, create a prospective student portal account at –, or if you already have an account, simply log in to RSVP.  Your prospective student portal will display a list of events you can choose to attend and has several features to help you explore Graduate School opportunities.  The portal also has a message board where you can post questions, an email Inbox where you can view emails sent to you by Graduate Admissions, as well as the online admissions application.

Seating is limited, so RSVP today.  We look forward to meeting you!

Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Online
To register for this information session, create a prospective student portal account at –, and GoToWebinar. If you already have an account, simply log in to RSVP.  Your prospective student portal will display a[...]
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Main Campus, Cato Hall 228
The Graduate School will conduct this information session for University employees who hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to pursue their graduate education. Enrollment counselors will explain the easy application process, answer program questions and[...]
Nov 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Main Campus, Cato Hall 228
To register for this information session, create a prospective student portal account at – https://mygradschool.uncc.ed. If you already have an account, simply log in to RSVP.  Your prospective student portal will display a list of[...]

Program-Specific Information Sessions

These Information Sessions are hosted by a Graduate Program Director (GPD) and are related to a specific program of study. The Graduate Program Director provides specific details about the academic program and general information about admission requirements, funding opportunities, and career possibilities.

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Public Health Sciences Open House
10/21/16 4:00 – 6:00 pm CHHS 3rd Floor
Educational Research, Measurement
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10/22/16 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Student Union 266 RSVP
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Practice Information Session
 11/14/16  5:45 – 6:45 pm  CHHS 128 RSVP

We invite you to explore the UNC Charlotte website and discover why, each year, more than 500 international students choose UNC Charlotte for their academic studies.

Check out profiles of our students from around the world on the map below.  Receive information regarding international admission with a visit to our international applicants web page.

Apply Now!

We encourage you to apply for graduate admission at UNC Charlotte.  The application process is performed entirely online.  If you haven’t already, please set up your applicant portal at  This is your gateway to the admission process and key to staying informed.

Please refer to the Application Requirements on this website, as a resource for information pertinent to the process.  Graduate Counselors are also available to answer questions you cannot locate on our FAQ page.  You may email them at

In addition to Graduate Admissions information posted on this website, be sure to check the requirements of the program you intend to apply to as well.  Some programs require additional credentials or supporting documents, such as a resume, portfolio, etc.  Many programs also have early deadlines and/or only admit to a specific term.  Visit your program’s web page for these details and deadlines, or contact the program’s director.

The UNC Charlotte Graduate School, now that’s even higher education.