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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Graduate School

The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) offers structure and support to nearly 3,600 graduate students studying at the university. The school offers a welcoming and inclusive academic community and prides itself on student centered programs and community engagement. Faculty members are active researchers in their fields who bring that inquiry model into their classrooms, and regularly recruit students to assist on research and creative activities.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro cultivates a nurturing, educational environment that helps students develop their personal visions. The program offers challenging curriculum designed to develop graduates into lifelong learners with a focus on community and global development.

65 Master's and Three Doctoral Programs Available

UNCG offers approximately 65 master's and 3 doctoral programs. Among the master's programs available are the Master of Arts (MA) in Conflict and Peace Studies, the MA in Dance Education, the MA in Liberal Studies, the Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Library and Information Studies. The university also offers several Master of Education (MEd) programs, including the MEd in B-K Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development and the MEd in Latin. A Master of Science (MS) is available in nursing administration, nursing education, information technology and management, and consumer, apparel, and retail studies.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate post-baccalaureate and post-master's certificates are designed for the working professional. Approximately 50 certificates are available in 24 wide-ranging areas of study, including African American studies, business administration, community and therapeutic recreation, conflict studies and dispute resolution, counseling, education, educational leadership and cultural foundations, educational assessment, English as a second language (ESL), entrepreneurship, geography, gerontology, history and interior architecture, human development and family studies, information systems and operations management, liberal studies, mathematics, music, nursing, nutrition, political science and public affairs, teacher education and higher education, women's and gender studies, and languages, literatures, and cultures.

Research Opportunities

Faculty members and students at UNCG create positive impact on the local and global community through creative activity, research, and community and economic engagement. Research endeavors at the university have expanded greatly over recent years, leading UNCG to achieve status as a vigorous and robust doctoral research university with "high research activity."

Research entities managed by the university include many offices, centers, and institutes, as well as several research networks designed to foster interdisciplinary research, high-tech research parks like the Gateway University Research Park and North Carolina Research Campus, and the university libraries, which together host over 2.4 million volumes and an extensive collection of virtual resources.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Graduate Students at UNCG

The financial aid office at UNCG assists students in reaching their academic goals by helping to secure assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. Graduate students and students enrolled in eligible certificate programs are eligible for federal student aid loans. Additional grants, scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships are available, including the Elizabeth H. Broadus Graduate Award for students in good standing, the Claudia and Bobby Kadis Graduate Scholarship for outstanding MFA students, and the Josie Nance White Fellowship for students focusing on early childhood education.

Graduate Student Life at UNC Greensboro

UNCG hosts numerous opportunities for students to share their interests and enthusiasms. There are nearly 200 student organizations and 18 intercollegiate athletic teams through which students can become involved on campus. In addition, UNCG hosts a variety of intramurals and club sports, a campus golf course, student newspaper and literary magazine, student radio station, music and choral groups, drama and dance performance groups, Greek organizations, and community service opportunities.

Graduate students have additional unique opportunities and resources. Phinished is a campus discussion and support group focusing on issues around finishing students' theses. GradHacker is a blog listing breaking news, lively commentary, and thousands of job postings. Graduate student workshops are coordinated by fellow students, and cover topics like student loan management and writing support.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- One of the Original Three Campuses in the UNC System

Founded in 1891 on a 10-acre site, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as part of an initiative to improve educational opportunities for women. Today, UNCG is one of 16 independent campuses in the UNC system, and with over 18,000 students on 210 acres, is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad. Curriculum is guided by a focus on service, collaborative research, leadership, globalization, and innovative programs.

UNC Greensboro is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, which offers big city amenities with a small-town feel. Downtown Greensboro is a bustling region only a mile from campus with local shops, restaurants, nightclubs, and even a minor league baseball stadium.

Location & Contact

Graduate School

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

1400 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412-5001
United States

Dr. James Peterson

Ms. Michelle Harkleroad

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Certificate
      Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      Doctor of Education (Ed D)
      Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)
      Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy (MA/PhD)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      Master of Education (M Ed)
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
      Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS)
      Master of Music (MM)
      Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
      Master of School Administration (MSA)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
      Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA)
      Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (MS/PhD)
      Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
      Master of Science/Specialist in Education (MS/Ed S)
      Master of Social Work (MSW)
      Post Master Certificate (PMC)
      Specialist in Education (Ed S)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


32% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 3,179
    • Accepted 1,042
    • Acceptance Rate 32
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $45
    • Application Fee - International $45
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students3807
    • Female Percentage70%
    • Male Percentage30%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students3807
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Full-time Percentage60%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American14%
    • White / Caucasian75%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown or International Student0%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty777
    • Full-time Percentage79%
    • Part-time Percentage21%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchNot Reported
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$23,600,000



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