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.

Special Education (MED)

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education and Child Development with Special Education concentration is a professional graduate degree that serves experienced teachers who have obtained an undergraduate degree in Special Education and a North Carolina's Initial Professional License (IPL) in Special Education and who wish to be collaborative instructional leaders who are knowledgeable, effective, reflective, and responsive to equity and diversity. Upon completion of the 33-credit hour program, graduates will qualify for an M-Level NC Professional Educator's License.

Special Education (MAT)

Become the special education teacher you have always wanted to be and earn a master’s degree in the process! UNC Charlotte's Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Special Education program allows students to become a self-reflective master special education teacher, in addition to developing advanced competencies as a teacher-researcher and a teacher-leader. This program is designed for individuals who do not already hold a bachelor’s degree and/or professional teaching license in Special Education. The M.A.T. program is a 35-credit hour program consisting of two phases, the Graduate Certificate phase (Phase I) and the Master’s degree completion phase (Phase II). Completion of Phase I of the M.A.T. leads to the North Carolina Initial Professional License (IPL) in Special Education. Phase I requires 21 credit hours of coursework, including the graduate internship experience. Upon completion of Phase I, qualified candidates may apply for Phase II admission to complete the remaining requirements for the Master’s degree and qualify for an M-Level NC Professional Educator's License.

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.

Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health prepares graduate students to apply core principles of public health within a variety of community settings and to advance the public health profession. The MPH program seeks to fulfil the Department of Public Health Science's vision of healthy communities partnered with responsive population health systems. The mission is to develop leaders in evidence-based practice who advance the public's health. The program values collaboration, community engagement, diversity, innovation, professionalism, health equity, and social justice in its pursuit of attaining the highest possible standards of health and well-being. Students develop specialized skills in one of 4 concentrations: Community Health Practice (CHPR); Epidemiology (EPID), Physical Activity and Nutrition (PANU) or Population Health Analytics (PHAN). The program prepares students to provide leadership in a variety of settings, including health-related agencies and organizations, hospitals, local and state public health departments, academic research centers and institutes, corporate disease management and wellness programs, non-profit agencies, and healthcare businesses and industries. Please contact the MPH Program Director for more information ( We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2021. To be considered for department funding and scholarships, Fall applicants should submit their application via the egrad system by January 15th, 2020. Applications submitted after January 15th will continue to be reviewed until the class is full.

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.

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.

Cyber Security (MS)

The Master of Science in Cyber Security is designed to equip students with the latest knowledge and skills in Cyber Security and privacy. Graduates of the program will be employable by both businesses and governments that have important information assets to be protected from increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. Specific educational objectives of the program include: • A fundamental understanding of: common vulnerabilities of computing and networked systems, cyber-attacking methods, human and organizational aspects of Cyber Security, methods for compromising privacy, and risk assessment of cyber-attacks. • Able to apply security techniques to analyze and evaluate the security risk of information systems and networks. • Able to design information systems and networks with security controls to minimize security risks.

Health Informatics and Analytics (MS)

The UNC Charlotte Health Informatics and Analytics Program develops practitioners who bridge data sciences and analytics in support of optimal population health. It leverages its position within the university’s Data Science Initiative and capitalizes on the strength of its parent colleges, Health & Human Services and Computing and Informatics, to prepare national and international students to advance the professional practice of health informatics through a thorough grounding in data science, system architecture, and health analytics. We provide qualified and motivated students from a variety of disciplines, levels of experience, and backgrounds – with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education – the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become exemplary practitioners of and advocates for health informatics.

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.