Graduate Programs

Engineering: Mechanical Concentration (MSE)

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering offers a generic program of study for students who may not possess a baccalaureate degree in mechanical engineering. At the master's level, the program 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.

English (MA)

The Master of Arts in English offers concentrations in literature, children's literature, linguistics, English for specific purposes, composition/rhetoric, English education, technical and professional writing, and creative writing. We also have a new M.A./M.F.A. dual degree program with Kingston University London (accreditation pending). Our students graduate to pursue successful careers in commerce and education, or to move forward into the very best doctoral programs nationwide.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will give you a strong foundation in entrepreneurship and innovation, skill sets that are increasingly in demand. The certificate will give entrepreneurs (both those who seek to create independent ventures and those seeking to lead innovative transformation within existing corporations), a strong foundation to support current or future endeavors. Coursework in the certificate also provides a foundation that can be used to satisfy graduate business degree requirements in the future.

Ethics and Applied Philosophy (MA)

The graduate program in Ethics and Applied Philosophy aims to deepen students’ understanding and mastery of historical and contemporary philosophical traditions. The student is invited to engage her graduate philosophical training with pressing societal issues. Our faculty’s research areas, and our close relationship with the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, together provide unparalleled opportunity for our master’s and certificate students to augment their existing professional skills or train for further work in philosophy or other fields.

Fire Protection and Administration (MS)

The Master of Science in Fire Protection and Administration 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.

Foreign Language Education (MAT)

Led by award-winning faculty (see http://mdsk.uncc.edu/scott-kissau), the Department of Middle, Secondary and K-12 Education offers a 2-phase Master of Arts and Teaching (M.A.T) in Foreign Language Education to address the shortage of qualified foreign language teachers in the United States, and to help prepare future foreign language teacher leaders. Phase 1 of the program (the Graduate Certificate Program in Foreign Language Education) involves a 6-course sequence and full-time internship in a K-12 foreign language classroom, serves to prepare current and aspiring K-12 teachers of Spanish,...

Game Design and Development (CERT)

The Game Design and Development graduate certificate provides graduate students with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in game design and development. Course-work towards the certificate in GDD can be used towards the Master’s degree in Computer Science. However, its primary purpose is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge of modern game design and development techniques and work with a variety of professionals, from artists to writers, to bring the vision for an interactive game or media product to life.