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Urban research institution.

Why Choose Us?

Academics are the cornerstone of a UNC Charlotte graduate education with over 5,000 graduate students gaining the intellectual and professional skills necessary to prepare them for productive lives in a global, knowledge-based world. More than 150 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, as well as top 200 globally.  In 2016, UNC Charlotte 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 #14 by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Places to Live; by Forbes as one of the Best Cities for Jobs; ranked #1 by Yelp in Economic Opportunity, and ranked #1 as the Best Big-City Bargain by Money Magazine.

Our main campus is linked to Charlotte’s “uptown” and surrounding metro areas, via Light-Rail which offers most enrolled students free access to trains and buses.  Thus getting to, from and around our campus is affordable and efficient.  Learn more at the University’s PATs website.


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 website for details on admissions requirements and the application process. 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.

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Funding a Graduate Education

UNC Charlotte offers a variety of funding opportunities to graduate students. From scholarships and fellowships, to financial aid and work assistantships, there are numerous programs for which a new student may qualify.  Additionally, your Graduate Program Director can help you learn more about available funding from your academic college, department or program.

Visit the Graduate School’s website to learn How Graduate Student Funding Works and see which program can help you defray the cost of a graduate education.



Visit Us

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.  Our campus is easily reached via the the LYNX Blue Line Extension.

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 visit 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!

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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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 prospective student portal account at  This is your gateway to the application process and a valuable tool to stay informed about graduate programs.

Please refer to the Application Requirements on this website for information pertinent to the process.  Graduate Admissions Counselors are also available to answer questions if you cannot locate answers on the FAQ page.  You may email the counselors at

In addition to graduate admissions information posted on this website, be sure to check the requirements of the program to which you intend to apply for admission.  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 semester or term.  Visit your program’s web page for these details and deadlines, or contact the Graduate Program Director for additional information.