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Mathematical Finance (MS)

UNC Charlotte’s Master of Science in Mathematical Finance is nationally ranked in the top 25 by both The Financial Engineer and QuantNet. The Mathematical Finance program is a recognized STEM program housed in the Belk College of Business, which prepares students to pursue interesting careers in finance developing in depth skills in mathematics, finance, and economics. Financial institutions, investment banks, and commodities firms rely heavily on professionals with these skills to develop sophisticated mathematical models to identify, measure, and manage risk. The Belk College of Business is accredited by AACSB International and is located in the second largest financial center in the U.S., providing students a world-class education with unique networking opportunities. Students in the Mathematical Finance Program engage in an integrated curriculum and select a concentration to tailor the program to their specific interests.

Information Technology (MS)

The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed to equip students with advanced skills and knowledge in the planning, design, implementation, testing and evaluation, deployment, maintenance, and management of applications and systems, that embody information and communication technologies for their proper functioning. These skills form necessary foundations for solving practical problems that arise in business, industrial, governmental, and other organizations, as well as for pursuing doctoral studies in information technologies. Current areas of concentration include: Advanced Data and Knowledge Discovery, Design, Emerging Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Security and Privacy, Information Technology Management, Software Systems Design and Engineering, and Web Development.

Gerontology (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to provide supplementary graduate education in the field of gerontology. Qualifying undergraduates studying at UNC Charlotte may begin as an Early Entry Student. Those with a bachelor's degree may complete it as a stand-alone option. This is also a perfect gap year program for those between undergraduate and graduate work. Those who already have a graduate degree in another field and want to learn more about older adults or those completing a graduate degree in another field who are interested in working with older adults will be able to understand more about the population they serve by completing this certificate.

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare educational administrators who can assume mid-level and senior-level leadership positions in universities or community colleges and public or non-public schools. The program includes the Higher Education, Superintendency (School and District Leadership), and Learning, Design and Technology concentrations. (Fall 2020 class has been admitted. Now accepting applications for Fall 2021) Priority application deadline: January 15th Secondary application deadline: March 1st Applicants to the Ed.D. in Higher Education should apply to the Educational Leadership (EDD) program. (Main Campus Program) Applicants to the Ed.D. in Superintendency should apply to the Educational Leadership (EDD-Mecklenburg County: Mallard Creek High School program.) (Distance Ed. Program) Applicants to the Ed.D. in Learning, Design and Technology - is offered in a blended format, 50% online and 50% on main campus

Public Administration (MPAD)

The Master of Public Administration provides education and training for the public and nonprofit sectors, conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the field of public administration, and serve the community. MPA students have the option to concentrate their studies in several specialized areas: Non-Profit Management, Urban Management & Policy, Arts Administration, Emergency Management, and Public Finance.

Fire Protection and Administration (MS)

The Master of Science in Fire Protection and Administration opens the door to many exciting and challenging professional careers. The Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management at UNC Charlotte is committed to providing the environment and expertise to ensure that its graduates make substantive contributions in their professional endeavors after graduation, both in the areas of technical proficiency and community involvement.

Health Administration (MHA)

The UNC Charlotte Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program develops healthcare leaders prepared to advance health equity and well-being in an urbanizing world. We pursue our mission through education, research, and service that: >Gives students the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead dynamic health systems. >Creates knowledge needed to lead people and organizations providing health services. >Increases the diversity of health services leaders, with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education. >Promotes the public's health.

School Administration (MSAD)

The Master of School Administration program consists of 36 credit-hours of courses which include 12 credit-hours of a year-long internship under the direction of a principal-mentor and a university supervisor. Additionally, program completers seeking a North Carolina principal level I license must successfully prepare an electronic portfolio housing appropriate artifacts and evidences demonstrating their proficiency in all seven standards for school executives. As of 2010, candidates seeking a North Carolina Principal's license will no longer take the SLLA (School Leaders Licensure Assessment) from ETS. The assessment to determine licensure has been replaced with the E-Portfolio.This 39 credit-hour package of courses and internship effectively implements the North Carolina State Board of Education’s Standards for School Executives while also satisfying all other applicable directives/requirements.

Business Administration (DBA)

The UNC Charlotte Doctorate in Business Administration is a launchpad for careers in management consulting, or a professorship at a business school. Our three-year program lets you study in Charlotte one weekend a month, while networking with business professionals in America's second largest financial city. It's more than a bullet point on a resume; it's a lifetime achievement offered in one of the fastest-growing business centers in the United States.

Workplace Competencies (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Competencies is designed for graduate students across all disciplines to enhance fundamental professional skills such as written and verbal communication, presentation-building, managing new initiatives, and working in diverse teams.