Master's

Accountancy (MACC)

The Master of Accountancy (MACC) degree is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry, banking, and other organizations. In addition it prepares interested students for further study in doctoral programs or law school. The program provides graduates with the technical skills, competencies, knowledge, and judgment to succeed as an accounting professional.

Anthropology (MA)

Anthropology is the scientific and humanistic study of the human species. Anthropologists take a holistic and cross-cultural view of the species, integrating biological, historical, and cultural perspectives. In the broadest sense, anthropologists study what it means to be human. The Master of Arts in Anthropology is designed to meet the needs of two groups of students: (a) the General Anthropology track is recommended for those preparing for doctoral education or for teaching at the community college level; and (b) the Applied Anthropology track is recommended for students seeking expanded skills for employment in our increasingly inter-cultural and international world. Applied anthropologists may work in schools, health care organizations, international development agencies, corporations, government agencies, non-profit foundations, and elsewhere.

Applied Energy and Electromechanical Systems (MS)

Applied Energy studies the areas of energy conversion and conservation, optimal use of resources, analysis and optimization of energy processes, as well as the limitation of environmental pollutants, and the development of sustainable energy systems. The graduate certificate in Applied Energy affords students the opportunity to learn through a hands-on orientation which challenges them to think critically, communicate, and work in teams to solve problems.

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 (MS)

Text update needed. The M.Arch III and Master of Science in Computer Science or Master of Science in Information Technology dual degree program has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers. This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of each discipline. As computing has matured as a discipline, it has expanded its focus to include the physical and virtual settings in which users interact with the machine. Specialties like human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, gaming and visualization require an understanding not only of the logic of the machine, but also the logic of the user. Within architecture, there is a unique opportunity to develop students who will have the knowledge to lead the integration of the computer into architectural practice and research. As firms rely more and more on computation, those who know how to think, program and script will be able to change the way architects design and practice.

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.

Bioinformatics (MS)

The program Bioinformatics MS is an interdisciplinary program at the intersection of the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Computing and Informatics, and Engineering. The program is structured to provide students with the skills and knowledge to develop, evaluate, and deploy bioinformatics and computational biology applications. It is designed to prepare students for employment in the biotechnology sector, where the need for knowledgeable life scientists with quantitative and computational skills has exploded in the past decade.

Biology (MS)

The Master's of Science in Biology program provides the opportunity for broad training in a variety of biological areas as well as specialization in areas of particular interest to the student. The Department offers a thesis and a non-thesis track within the degree. The thesis track is designed for students whose career goals require formal research training. The non-thesis track is designed for students whose career goals require graduate education, but not formal research experience, such as teaching at the community college/regional college level. The program provides the opportunity for broad training as well as specialization in areas of particular interest through the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCD) concentration and the Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) concentration. Students in the Ph.D. and M.S. programs have the opportunity to conduct graduate research under the co-direction of a Biology faculty member and select faculty at the Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte.

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.

Chemistry (MS)

A Master of Science in Chemistry prepares students for careers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, food, and power industries. A master’s degree in Chemistry may also serve as a useful step toward professions such as medicine, pharmacy, industrial hygiene, and patent law, or toward more advanced study in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and other scientific and engineering disciplines.