Graduate Programs

UNCP offers over forty avenues to a graduate degree under the guidance of caring and competent faculty.


Links to program homepages are listed below.  For additional information see The Graduate School section of the Catalog.

Art Education (M.A.)

Art Education k-12
Art Non-licensure
Master of Arts in Teaching, Art concentration

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Fully Online program (7 week courses)

Face to Face courses

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.A.Ed.)
Elementary Education (M.A.Ed.) Fully online program

English Education (M.A.)

Middle Grades
Secondary Education
English Non-licensure

English as a Second Lang. Licensure Add-on

Exercise/Sports Administration concentration in Physical Education (M.A.)

Mathematics Education (M.A.)

Middle Grades, grades 6-9 
Secondary, grades 9-12

Middle Grades Education (M.A.Ed.)

English specialization
Mathematics specialization
Science specialization
Social Studies specialization

Nursing (M.S.N)

Nurse Educator
Clinical Nurse Leader
Rural Case Manager

Health and Physical Education (M.A.)

Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Public Management Concentration
Emergency Management Concentration
Criminal Justice Concentration
Health Administration Concentration

Forthcoming: Five-year BA/MPA program

Reading Education (M.A. Ed.)

School Administration (M.S.A.)

Full program
MSA add-on licensure

Professional School Counseling (M.A. Ed.)

Science Education (M.A.)

Middle Grades
Secondary Education
Science Non-licensure

Social Studies Education (M.A.)

Middle Grades
Secondary Education
History/Social Science Non-licensure

Social Work (M.S.W.)

Advanced Standing 
Fast Track

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Art Education
Elementary Education
Health and Physical Education
Middle Grades Education: Mathematics, Science or Social Studies
Secondary Education: Mathematics, Science or Social Studies Education


Graduate Certificate Programs

A Graduate Certificate program provides specific professional education in an area of study. A graduate certificate program may be gained as a stand-alone credential, in conjunction with or after a graduate degree is earned, or prior to and towards a master’s degree, depending on the program. Successful completion of a certificate is notated on one’s academic transcript. UNCP now offers two graduate certificate programs:

  • Advanced School Counseling for Postsecondary Success is a 12-credit hour certificate program available for current students enrolled in the Professional School Counseling (PSC) program as well as licensed school counselors who aim to obtain advanced training in school counseling. Contact Dr. Shenika Jones for additional information ( or 910.521.6354).
  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education is a 9-credit hour certificate required to teach nursing in the State of North Carolina. Contact Dr. Julie Harrison-Swartz for additional information ( or 910.775.4509).


Admission Deadlines For Early Consideration

Application materials and all supporting documentation should be submitted to The Graduate School of at least one month prior to the projected enrollment date (at least six months prior to the projected enrollment date for international students), or by the application deadline for early admission consideration established by specific programs.