Graduate School

Graduate School

Welcome to UNCP's Graduate School where over 40 paths to degree completion are offered and learning is personal, practical and powerful. 


This has been proclaimed THE YEAR OF UNCP GRADUATE SCHOOL.


We have a new Dean, Dr. Irene Pittman Aiken, a new Assistant Dean, Dr. Kirill Bumin, a new name, The Graduate School (formerly the School of Graduate Studies) and a renewed focus on all things graduate: graduate students, graduate faculty and graduate education.  But we offer the same excellent office staff, rigorous academic standards and personal attention you depend on from the UNCP Graduate School.  Come join the UNCP Graduate School family to advance your skills, boost your career and challenge yourself to grow as you change your life through education.


Dean Aiken Assistant Dean Bumin

Governor Pat McCrory Visits UNCP

NC Governor Pat McCrory spent time visiting UNCP on August 26, learning about our vibrant and unique campus and speaking with students and campus leaders.  Below is a picture of the Governor with students including graduate student Samantha Simon (far right), a Clinical Mental Health Counseling student and outgoing GSO president.  The second picture was taken during a meeting with the deans and includes Graduate School Dean Aiken.



Counseling Programs Receive International Recognition

The UNCP Counseling Programs is now registered with the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP).  The UNCP Clinical Mental Health Counseling and  Professional School Counseling graduate programs are already nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and now are internationally recognized by the IRCEP.  

The International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP) was created in 2009 to foster excellence in the education and training of professional counsellors worldwide. Link for more information


Just out: report finds UNCP graduates among those with least amount of debt!

  found UNCP students are among those who graduate with the least amount of debt in the nation, ranking among the lowest 18% for student loan debt per borrower!  Read the report here.


Student Recognitions: