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The Graduate School

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


UNCP Receives Military Friendly Recognition for 2018

UNCP was again recognized as a "Military Friendly School," a "Best for Vets" college, and as a "Military Advanced Education and Transition Top University"


Accelerated Online MBA Program

The Graduate School at UNCP is now offering its comprehensive, fully accredited MBA program in an online, seven-week course format which can be completed in as little as one year and for less than $8500 total tuition and fees. Read the article

Dr. Jeffrey Warren is NC School Counselor Educator of the Year!!

Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Warren, associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, who was recently named the NC Counselor Educator of the Year at the North Caolina School Counselor Association conference in Greensboro.

UNCP Well Represented at Conference

Not only did Dr. Warren receive the School Counselor Educaor of the Year award, but Professional School Counseling student Jessica Oxendine received the NCSCA graduate student scholarship. Congradtulations Jessica!

UNCP faculty and students who presented their research included:

Dr. Gary Mauk, Dr. Shenika Jones, Dr. Jonathan Ricks, Dr. Jonathan Ricks and Dr. Jeffrey Warren.

UNCP students: Margot de St. Aubin, Alysia DeJesus, Israel Harrington, Mary Holt, Kristen Mayernik, Jeanal McDowell, Wendy Wong, Keith Parker, Amber Sheppard, and Nicholas Watson.

Dr. Dana Unger, supported several students with their research presentations at the Poster Session.

Counseling Programs Now offered in Wilmington

Starting Fall 18, UNCP’s CACREP Accredited Professional School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs will be offered in Wilmington. The courses will be offered at Cape Fear Community College and online. Courses began being offered fall 17 and demand is such that the programs now will be fully offered. For additional information, contact Dr. Shenika Jones (910.521.6354 or, program director for Professional School Counseling or Dr. Ki Chae (910.521.6753 or, program director for Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


The SOAR! Conference is a regional conference aimed at promoting PK-16 student success.  is an acronym for Student Success through Opportunity and Access to Resources.  The conference aims to bring together educational leaders and stakeholders from across the region and state in an effort to advance student success at all levels (pk-16).  Registration is free but the conference is limited to 200 participants.  Image below is of 2016 Soar conference.

 This year’s conference theme is Mending the Gaps through Evidence-Based Practice. Learn more from the webpage.


The conference will be December 11, 2017 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (check-in starts at 8:30 am) in the UC Annex Assembly room.  Lunch is provided.  Registration

Counseling Programs Receive International Recognition

The UNCP Counseling Programs was honored with becoming registered with the International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP).  Link for more information


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.


UNCP Named #6 among the 10 Best Value Online Colleges in NC 2016

Best Value Schools recognized UNCP as the sixth best online college in NC for 2016 of more than 60 institutions of higher education. Read the full article



   U.S. News & World Report ranked the Online Graduate Elementary Education program among the 2017 Best Online Programs. Read more



  The University of North Carolina at Pembroke was recently ranked in the College Choice Best Online Master's in Education ranking!

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  The UNCP Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Professional School Counseling (both CACREP accredited) programs were recently ranked 5th as the top value counseling master’s degrees in North Carolina by (TCS).


  Value Colleges ranks UNCP's MPA Program a Top 50 Best Value of 2016.





    UNCP was again (2016) ranked by US News and World Report as among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs.



      Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Professional School Counseling programs received accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).


    MSN Program received accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).



  TOP MANAGEMENT DEGREES again ranks UNCP among the 2016 Fifty Best Online Master's in Public Administration Degree Programs.



    US NEWS and WORLD REPORT ranks the Graduate Elementary Education program among Nations Best Online programs.



    GI JOBS magazine named UNC Pembroke to its list of Military Friendly schools again for 2016.


   again named UNCP as a "Best Bang for the Buck" in the Southeast (May 26, 2016).


   U.S. NEWS and WORLD REPORT again ranks UNCP among Best Colleges for Veterans (2016).