The Graduate School's role is to foster excellence in all dimensions of post baccalaureate studies and is the primary advocate for graduate education and for graduate students at the University. Graduate education functions to explore and advance the limits of knowledge and define the state of the art in an academic discipline. Our purpose is to serve society's needs in specific technical and professional ways as well as the need for intellectual expansion. In accomplishing this mission, the Graduate School values integrity, collaboration, efficiency, innovation, and inclusiveness in all that it does.
The UNC Charlotte Gerontology Program celebrated its 25th anniversary this spring, while helping state leaders roll out North Carolina’s first plan to comprehensively address dementia.
The community conversation drew students, scholars, practitioners and community activists from the gerontology field to UNC Charlotte Center City.
Graduate students from UNC Charlotte participated in North Carolina’s Graduate Education Day held at the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh. The day provides a platform for graduate students to showcase their research and its impact on the state of North Carolina.
Graduate certificates are a fast start to an individual’s pursuit of a graduate degree. These certificates provide specialized training in a particular academic and/or occupational area, as well as augment professional skills that may help advance careers. A graduate certificate is a stand-alone credential which typically consists of 12-15 credit hours of graduate coursework in a focused area of study. The Graduate School is seeking to enroll qualified students into their collection of 40+ graduate certificate programs this summer. Classes will begin this fall.
UNC Charlotte’s Graduate School and the State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP; http://fapesp.br/en) enter into their fourth round of funding Charlotte and São Paulo based researchers in a joint initiative known as the SPRINT Program, (São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration). The program’s overarching goal is to initiate research projects that grow into larger efforts which attract funding from FAPESP and the U.S.
Counseling student LaTonya Summers is one of 22 doctoral scholars across the United States to be selected for the Minority Fellowship Program by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). As a result of this honor, Summers will receive $20,000 and training to support her education and facilitate her efforts with underserved minority populations.