Master's

Real Estate (MS)

By engaging faculty and resources from the Belk College of Business, the Center for Real Estate, the College of Architecture, the Department of Civil Engineering, and the Department of Geography, students will enjoy a robust educational environment that will provide them with the tools to meet the full spectrum of opportunities and challenges they will face in their professional real estate careers. Students graduating from the Master of Science in Real Estate may qualify for positions such as development associates, underwriters, brokers, asset and property managers, acquisition specialists and financial analysts.

Religious Studies (MA)

The graduate program in Religious Studies is designed for students who want to pursue advanced studies in the academic study of religion while working closely with a distinguished faculty of scholars and teachers. A Master of Arts in Religious Studies serves the following constituencies: those preparing for further graduate work in Religious Studies or other humanities disciplines at the Ph.D. level; those preparing for teaching positions at community colleges or for adjunct instructor positions at colleges or universities; those preparing for professional careers in non-academic settings; or those seeking to enjoy the intellectual rewards of a liberal arts education at the graduate level.

Respiratory Care (MS)

The UNC Charlotte Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC) program is a fully online program designed for practicing respiratory care professionals. The program prepares respiratory therapists to become leaders and consultants ready to advance the respiratory care profession through leadership and evidence-based practice. Students have the opportunity to pursue relevant topics that can be applied to current practice. The program provides graduates with additional knowledge, skills, and competencies that support advancement opportunities in clinical leadership, educational leadership, scholarship and research, and disease management.

School Administration (MSAD)

The Master of School Administration program consists of 36 credit-hours of courses which include 12 credit-hours of a year-long internship under the direction of a principal-mentor and a university supervisor. Additionally, program completers seeking a North Carolina principal level I license must successfully prepare an electronic portfolio housing appropriate artifacts and evidences demonstrating their proficiency in all seven standards for school executives. As of 2010, candidates seeking a North Carolina Principal's license will no longer take the SLLA (School Leaders Licensure Assessment) from ETS. The assessment to determine licensure has been replaced with the E-Portfolio.This 36 credit-hour package of courses and internship effectively implements the North Carolina State Board of Education’s Standards for School Executives while also satisfying all other applicable directives/requirements.

Secondary Education (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. Concentrations available include Comprehensive Science, English, History/Social Studies, and Mathematics."

Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work offers an advanced generalist concentration that embraces the profession's commitment to social and economic justice, individual and community well-being, and scientific inquiry. As a reflection of UNC Charlotte's designation as North Carolina's urban research university, our curriculum is especially focused on the needs of vulnerable populations in the growing urban and suburban areas of the state. Graduates of the program will be able to synthesize and apply a broad range of knowledge and skills in order to refine and a advance the quality of social work practice and the profession in a range of settings.

Sociology (MA)

The Master of Arts in Sociology provides students with theoretical and methodological skills necessary to undertake analysis of contemporary social issues and problems. The curriculum prepares students who wish to pursue doctoral education in sociology or related fields, teaching at the collegiate level, data-driven applied research, and careers in community development and nonprofit sector.

Spanish (MA)

The Master of Arts in Spanish serves individuals who seek a greater understanding of Spanish language, literatures and cultures, and who seek career and professional advancement opportunities in education, translation, applied language (Business Spanish), and who contemplate pursuing a Ph.D. in fields such as Hispanic literature, linguistics, translation studies, intercultural communication, or international studies. The M.A. in Spanish provides a rich variety of graduate coursework in a major world language that is becoming increasingly important in the United States. The program builds on a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum and consists of two concentrations: 1. Language, Literature and Culture (LLC), and 2. Translating and Translation Studies (TTS). Students in either concentration may take either: (1) 30 credit hours of elective courses or (2) 24 credit hours of elective courses plus a master's thesis (6 credit hours). FUNDING -- The Department of Languages and Culture Studies usually has four Research/Teaching Assistantships. Assistantships for the Fall semester are usually assigned shortly after the end of March. For the Spring semester, assistantships are assigned by the end of September. The assistantships give students $8000 (eight thousand) dollars per semester in exchange for 20 hours a week of work. If you receive an assistantship, you can also be nominated for the Master's Merit Award, which will provide you with an additional $4000 for each academic year over two years. Assistantships do not include tuition waiver. -- Whether or not you receive an assistantship, the Graduate Director can also nominate you for the Graduate School Tuition Support Grant ($2000) if you're admitted by the end of March or earlier. -- Please note that to maximize access to the funding opportunities described above, new students have to be admitted for Fall by the end of March or earlier. *******************************************************************************************************

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.

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.