About Us

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.



16th Annual Cyber Security Symposium

16th Annual Cyber Security Symposium
UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) will host its 16th annual Cyber Security Symposium on the UNC Charlotte campus on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, with a dedicated executive education program to follow on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Annual Faculty and Mentoring Competitions Underway

First Citizens Bank Scholars Medal
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the 2016 competitions for the Frist Citizens Bank Scholars Medal and the Harshini V. de Silva Graduate Mentor Award are now underway.

Graduate Life Fellows Enters Eighth Year - Continue to Build Community on Campus

UNC Charlotte’s Graduate Life Fellows program enters its eighth year this fall. Seven fellows, representing several of the University’s colleges, will continue to build community on campus with programming, events, workshops and outreach participation for the graduate student. 

Data Science Class Offers Theory on N.C. Shark Attacks

Pamela Thompson students
After weeks of research, graduate students in the UNC Charlotte course “Knowledge Discovery in Databases” have analyzed diverse data sets related to sharks and have discovered certain patterns emerge. There appears to be a correlation between the frequency of shark attacks and the phases of the moon, with attacks more prevalent around the time of the full moon. Other factors like tourism, crab population and sea temperature also appear in decision trees and rules that were part of the research process.

Fourth Annual Summer Research Symposium Winners Awarded

Best poster recipients
Congratulations to the participants and presenters at the Fourth Annual Summer Research Symposium held by UNC Charlotte last week. As the culminating event of the Charlotte Research Scholars (CRS) summer research program, over 100 undergraduate students competed in a poster competition presenting scholarly inquiry in a broad range of topics.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Researcher Named National Humanities Center Fellow

Akin Ogundiran, Africana Studies Department, Chair
Chair of the Africana Studies Department Akin Ogundiran has been named a National Humanities Center Fellow for the upcoming academic year.

Inaugural Recipients of Graduate School Veteran Assistantships Named

Assistantship recipients Sawyer and Lambert.
Assistantship recipients Sawyer and Lambert.

Graduate Students from Prestigious German Institute Partnering with EPIC Researchers

Eleven graduate students from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Eleven graduate students from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany, are participating in a six-month research exchange program at UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), part of the William States Lee College of Engineering.

Graduate School Recognizes Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants

Hannah Peach with Dr. Katherine Hall-Hertel
The Graduate School and Center for Graduate Life presented their annual awards to two graduate students for exemplary work as teaching assistants.

2015 Graduate Research Symposium Results

2015 Graduate Research Symposium results
The 15th Annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) was held recently in the J. Murrey Atkins Library.  This student-run conference showcases the latest student research taking place at UNC Charlotte.  This year, first-place winners received $800 each.

Partnerships & Initiatives

Graduate School Report

Staff Directory



Competitive Grant Writing in the STEM Fields
October 15, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Professional Communications Support for Grad Students
October 15, 2015 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Monday Mindfulness for Grad Students
October 19, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

How to Write a Teaching Philosophy
October 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

On Leadership: 88 Keys to Success
October 22, 2015 - 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM

Professional Communications Support for Grad Students
October 22, 2015 - 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM