Master's

Latin American Studies (MA)

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies provides students with the skills and knowledge to understand and analyze the societies of Latin America and the Caribbean—a region of key importance in the age of globalization and mass migration. The program provides an excellent foundation for advanced graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, and law. It is also designed to prepare the growing number of students who seek careers in the foreign service and other government agencies as well as those who will seek employment in non-governmental organizations with an international or cross-cultural orientation or in international business. It also serves as an important qualification for individuals in education and the social services who work with the burgeoning Hispanic population of North Carolina.

Learning, Design, and Technology (MED)

The Master of Education in Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) is designed for those who wish to hold instructional design and technology positions in the areas of K-12, higher education, corporate, government, military training and/or human performance improvement. The program offers three concentrations: School Specialist, Training and Development, and Online Teaching and Learning. The program develops professionals who are grounded in learning, design and technology foundations, principles, theories, applications, and current trends. This program provides opportunities for students to integrate different various forms of technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences. The program is mapped onto standards from AECT, ISTE and NCDPI. The program is 100% online.

Liberal Studies (MA)

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program where students have the flexibility to design individualized curricula around broad intellectual interests and research focuses. Students can take graduate courses in a wide variety of academic departments and across colleges to further their studies related to their particular topic. Students complete a final capstone project to demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of their particular area of study.

Management (MS)

The Master of Science in Management program is a full-time master's program delivered during the day that will provide business acumen to recent non-business undergraduates. This fast-track program delivers business fundamentals and develops graduates who are prepared to solve complex issues, evaluate and sell ideas, and lead teams across a wide variety of functions and industries. Students will be exposed to the major functional areas of business including accounting, finance, marketing and management.

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.

Mathematics (MS)

Mathematics: Applied, General, Applied Statistics, and Mathematics Education concentrations.The Master of Science in Mathematics is organized into four concentrations: General Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, and Mathematics Education. The Concentration in General Mathematics is a robust but flexible program that allows a student to develop a broad background in Mathematics ranging over a variety of courses chosen from both pure and applied areas, or to tailor a program toward a particular focus that may not be as closely covered by the department's other degree concentrations (e.g., one that is interdisciplinary in nature). The Concentration in Applied Mathematics develops analytical and computational skills focused toward applications of mathematics in the physical sciences as encountered in industry, government, and academia. The Concentration in Applied Statistics provides theoretical understanding of, and training in, statistical analysis and methods applicable to particular areas of business, industry, government, and academia. The Concentration in Mathematics Education is designed primarily for secondary school mathematics teachers interested in professional growth in mathematics teaching. Emphasis in this program is given to developing depth and breadth in mathematics teaching and learning, appropriate to the role of the secondary school teacher.

Mechanical Engineering (MSME)

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is broad based, allowing students to develop expertise in a number of areas including metrology, precision engineering, bioengineering, motorsports and automotive engineering, energy engineering, manufacturing, thermal and fluid sciences, solid mechanics, instrument design, materials engineering and science, and mechanical control and instrumentation.

Nursing: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration offers nurses with an acute care/critical care clinical practice background the opportunity to provide care to acutely ill adults. These advanced practice registered nurses will be prepared to function as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AGACNP).  Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners provide evidence-based care to acutely ill adults with urgent and emergent complex health issues and critically ill adults with life threatening, rapidly changing physiological and pathophysiological conditions.  The program is implemented in partnership with Atrium Health. Graduates with this concentration will be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation (AACN Certcorp) examination for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners.

Nursing: Community Public Health Nursing (MSN)

The Community/Public Health Nursing specialty prepares nurses to assume leadership in assessing communities and populations, identifying high risk groups, and in partnership with communities, consumers, and stakeholders, developing culturally-sensitive, acceptable and realistic community-based nursing interventions. Graduates are expected to demonstrate PHN Competencies identified by the Quad Council. This program is taught online.