Academics are the cornerstone of a UNC Charlotte graduate education with more than 5,000 graduate students gaining the intellectual and professional skills necessary to prepare them for productive lives in a global, knowledge-based world. Over 100 innovative graduate programs respond to the needs of the Charlotte region and beyond, constantly striving to meet the evolving needs of business, industry, and education. Breadth and depth exemplify graduate education at UNC Charlotte where 700 graduate faculty are engaged in mentoring students in cutting edge programs.
Crown your career with a graduate degree from UNC Charlotte!
"The research flexibility has allowed me to work on my interdisciplinary Ph.D. while continuing to work full time at advancing my current career."
Ph.D. Candidate, Biology
"I found that getting to know my professors really helped me succeed in class, and because of that, they have become my life-long mentors, helping me succeed in my full-time career."
Dr. Remco Chang
Computer Science Ph.D. Graduate
Tenure-track assistant professor
"The MSEE program at UNC Charlotte offers a great variety of coursework/research areas, dedicated faculty, and has armed me with valuable skills and experience that enabled me to land an outstanding job as a software engineer for a digital radio broadcasting company upon graduation."
M.S.E.E. Project Option
"My experience with UNC Charlotte's Master of Arts program in Ethics and Applied Philosophy continually reinforces my perspective on philosophy and my affection for this field of study. The program has given me a singular experience that at once deepens my academic understanding and enriches the ways I can contribute to my community. It uniquely incorporates the theoretical strengths of philosophical training into a curriculum that's tailored to my personal and professional involvements and passions."
Hannah R. Levinson
MA Candidate, Department of Philosophy
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy
Graduate Research Assistant, Division of Student Affairs
"Bioinformatics is a new and fast-growing field. It needs dedicated and insightful leaders and teachers to flourish and I assure you, we have them here at CCI."
Dr. Ra'ad Gharaibeh
Bioinformatics Ph.D. Graduate
Bioinformatics Service Division
North Carolina Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC
"UNC Charlotte is growing, and so is its reputation as an outstanding engineering facility. This status only boosts the value of your experience at the University, as well as the value of your degree going forward. The Department of Electrical Engineering worked with me to flexibly schedule my studies around work. For any technical professional, I would recommend UNC Charlotte's graduate programs to take your skills to the next level."
MS Electrical Engineering
"By being passionate about science and eager to help, CCI's faculty prepared me to enter the professional world with the confidence and knowledge to excel."
Bioinformatics PSM Graduate
Human Genome Sequencing Center
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
"The faculty and research opportunities at the College of Computing and Informatics were very instrumental in my being hired by Microsoft. The experience at CCI was very rewarding."
Dr. Peigang Zhang
"At UNC Charlotte I was able to complete both my MS in Information Technology and a graduate certificate in information security and privacy that were instrumental in qualifying me for my current position."
Software and Information Systems Master's Graduate
Network Warfare Wing of the US Air Force
"My master's in IT at UNC Charlotte prepared me for my career at Duke Energy, both from a technical acumen perspective as well as the ability to work with different groups of people with varying backgrounds."
Smart Grid Business Architect