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Architecture (MARC)

The Master of Architecture (MArch) program is a fully accredited National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) degree program. It consists of three concentrations or tracks: MArch 1 (3-1/2 year, 96 credits), MArch 2 (2-year, 60 credits), and MArch A.S. (advanced standing 1-1/2 year, 40 credits). A MArch degree recipient allows graduates to enter an internship program with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) after which qualifies them to sit for the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE) in order to practice architecture in North America. The MArch I concentration is a NAAB-accredited professional degree designed for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than Architecture (such as Business, Engineering, Political Science, etc). In the first year of the program, students acquire the fundamentals of visual and spatial design, conceptualization, problem solving, and material and environmental influences. In addition to design studio, students take introductory coursework in architectural history and theory, building technology, and representation. In the second year, students join incoming MArch II students to complete a curriculum consisting of advanced-design studios coupled with courses in contemporary theory, building technology, computational methods, design methodology, and architectural electives. In the third year, students complete an integrated project studio and conclude with a research-driven graduate diploma studio, along with courses in architectural research, professional practice, and additional architectural electives. The MArch II concentration is a NAAB-accredited professional degree designed for students who have already completed a four-year undergraduate BA or BS in Architecture. In the first year of the MArch II program, students complete a curriculum consisting of a comprehensive architectural design project, and an advanced-design studio coupled with courses in contemporary theory, building technology, computational methods, design methodology, and architectural electives. In the second year, students complete an integrated design project, and conclude with a research-driven graduate diploma studio, along with courses in architectural research, professional practice, and additional architectural electives. The MArch A.S. concentration is an NAAB accredited professional degree designed for UNC Charlotte architecture undergraduates. It consists of three semester of coursework starting in the summer with a summer abroad or campus-based design studio and documentation course. In the final academic year terms students complete an integrated design project, and conclude with a research-driven graduate diploma studio, along with courses in architectural research, professional practice, and additional architectural electives. All three concentrations of the MArch earn graduates a STEM designated degree from UNC Charlotte.

Architecture and Urban Design (dual degree) (MARC + MUDD)

Designed for those who hold a four-year undergraduate degree in Architecture, Architecture & Urban Design dual degree combines the one-year Master's of Urban Design with the two-year Master's of Architecture II. UNC Charlotte's School of Architecture is recognized for the outstanding quality of their faculty and students, their commitment to outreach and community involvement, and the quality and extent of resources offered through the labs, classrooms, and studios.

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.

Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration builds a student's potential for a leadership position in today's complex business organization by developing effective communications, systematic and creative problem-solving skills, confidence in decision making, ethical insight, sensitivity to teamwork and consensus-building, as well as a world view. The MBA program offers an outstanding educational experience for aspiring managers and leaders. With a comprehensive course format, a distinguished resident faculty and a variety of academic concentrations, UNC Charlotte's MBA program offers a top-quality graduate education in one of the most dynamic business climates in the United States.

Business Administration: Finance (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Business Administration is a full-time research-oriented program, designed to prepare graduates for academic teaching and research careers. The program includes core courses covering all business disciplines, combined with in-depth study in both theoretical and empirical aspects of finance. Students admitted to the finance program minor in economics, will complete a research methods sequence in mathematics. Students also will teach undergraduate courses to receive training in pedagogy. Graduates will be qualified for tenure-track professor positions at both national and international research and teaching universities and other educational institutions.

Counseling (MA)

The Master's of Arts in Counseling has three concentrations: (a) Addiction Counseling, (b) School Counseling and (c) Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While each concentration has similar core course requirements, there are some important differences. The Addiction Counseling concentration prepares students to work effectively in various treatment settings and with a variety of addictive behaviors. School Counseling concentration prepares students to be effective educational leaders while providing a variety of counseling services to children and adolescents in both public and private schools. Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration prepares students to provide a variety of counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults through agencies, nonprofit organizations, corporations and private practice. Finally, students can add-on to each of these areas a concentration in Play Therapy .

Data Science and Business Analytics (CERT)

Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of business, computer and information sciences, statistics, and operations research. The graduate certificate in Data Science and Business Analytics is a unique blend of business acumen, data understanding, exposure to a diverse set of advanced analytics methods, and hands-on experience designed to help students apply learned knowledge on representative business problems. DSBA graduates are well equipped for employment in a wide variety of data-intensive industries, where the need for business analysts with quantitative, computational, and sophisticated analytical skills is growing at an explosive pace.

Data Science and Business Analytics (MS)

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program in Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA) is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of business, computer and information sciences, statistics, and operations research. The program leads to a Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics. It is a unique blend of business acumen, data understanding, exposure to a diverse set of advanced analytics methods, and hands-on experience designed to help students apply learned knowledge on representative business problems. DSBA graduates are well equipped for employment in a wide variety of data-intensive industries, such as financial services, energy, retail/supply chain, or healthcare, where the need for business analysts with quantitative, computational, and sophisticated analytical skills is growing at an explosive pace.

Economics (MS)

The Master of Science in Economics is a comprehensive program combining economic analysis with advanced quantitative methods to prepare students for analytical management positions in a variety of industries. The program has a strong track record of placing alums in Fortune 500 firms, PhD programs, and government jobs. The M.S. Economics is a part of the Belk College of Business, an AACSB International accredited business program located in the second largest financial center in the U.S., giving students a unique networking opportunity while pursuing their degree. Students engage in a dynamic but flexible curriculum where they select a concentration to tailor the program to their specific interests, and have the opportunity for international study. The Master of Science in Economics at UNC Charlotte allows students to develop their research and analytical skills.