Master's

Child and Family Studies: Early Childhood Education (Birth - Kindergarten) (MAT)

Become the teacher you have always wanted to be and earn a master’s degree in the process. UNC Charlotte's Master of Arts in Teaching programs allow students to become a self-reflective master teacher, in addition to developing advanced competencies as a teacher-researcher and a teacher-leader. Please note the CHFD program is alternating the Child and Family Studies: Early Education (Birth – Kindergarten), M.A.T. and the M.Ed. in Special Education and Child Development: Child and Family Studies Concentration programs. The next cohort of M.A.T. students is scheduled to begin in 2022. Further information regarding the M.A.T. program will be available Fall (2021). Please contact the Child & Family Development website or the CHFS MAT Graduate Program Director.

Civil Engineering (MSCE)

The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate studies in five areas of concentration: environmental and water resources engineering, geo-environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and materials, and transportation engineering. Areas of focus include Environmental, Geo-Environmental, Bio-Environmental, Structural, Transportation, Forensics, Sustainable Design, Energy, and Land Development.

Communication Studies (MA)

The graduate program in Communication Studies is a generalist program in that students don't specialize in any one area but instead take courses across five areas of interest: Health Communication, Rhetorical/Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Organizational Communication, and Public Relations. The program offers a blend of theory and praxis. Students receive rigorous training in theory and research methods, and they also have the opportunity to explore and deepen their own interests through their elective courses and their capstone project.

Computer Engineering (MS)

Computer Engineering embodies the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, and maintenance of software and hardware components of modern computer systems and computer-controlled equipment. Sub-specialties include microprocessor design, hardware-software integration, circuit design and the incorporation of computers into larger engineering systems.

Computer Science (MS)

The Master of Science in Computer Science provides students with advanced skills and knowledge in planning, design, implementation, testing and management of computer systems and applications. These skills form excellent foundations for doctoral study, research or teaching in Computer Science, and are necessary for dealing with problems encountered in various computer applications in business, industry, and governmental agencies for those holding related technical or managerial positions.

Construction and Facilities Management (MS)

The Master of Science in Construction and Facilities Management 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.

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 .

Criminal Justice (MS)

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is a social science degree. As such, students are trained in the areas of criminological theory, criminal justice policy, law and social control, research methodology and data analysis. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who can think broadly and critically about issues related to crime and the criminal justice system, and to be informed consumers as well as producers of scientific research. These skills can serve students well in many areas of the criminal justice workforce, and/or in their future endeavors in Ph.D. programs.

Curriculum and Instruction (MED)

Why choose the UNC Charlotte M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction? Interested in innovative methods to help your students achieve their potential and to support your school in flourishing as a learning environment? If you want to be a teacher leader, the person who can be the change agent in your school or district, the Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (C & I) will put you on the path toward your goal. The program is designed for teachers who want the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills through an accessible, cost-effective, flexible online education program. This 30-hour M.Ed. program is based on a candidate’s initial license in a core field. It is composed of three strands (middle grades, secondary education, or TESL) that concentrate on developing knowledgeable, effective, reflective and responsive practitioners who will become leaders in the profession. Areas of study include culturally sustaining pedagogy, equity & education, educational research methodology, curriculum theory, analysis of teaching, advanced methodology, and curriculum development, including the application of technology in teaching. In addition, the program includes advanced coursework in the candidate's initial-licensure area (i.e., English language arts, social studies or history, mathematics and sciences, or English as a Second Language). Courses are also appropriate for teacher licensure renewal or individual professional growth. Successful completion of this program leads to “M” level (Master’s/Advanced Competencies) license. Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction (C & I) with 3 strand options Middle Grades Education (6-9) Secondary Education (9-12) Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), (K-12)

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.