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.

Dean's Office Hours

Mondays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm


Graduate School Awards 2016-2017 Veterans Graduate Assistantships

Awardee Frank Thompson,  U.S. Army Reserve
A few months ago, Magin Day was in the flight operations center of Ramstein Air Base, Germany, leading 18 highly skilled service members in target development for Europe and Africa. A few years ago, Frank Thompson deployed to Iraq as a parachute rigger in support of Special Forces units and later spent time in Afghanistan as well. In 2014, Tyler Crone spent nine months in Bagram, Afghanistan, overseeing computer hardware networks and software systems handling highly sensitive data during Operation Enduring Freedom.

2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award

Graduate Dean's Distinguished Dissertation Award
The Dean's Distinguished Dissertation award is made annually reflecting the categories in the national competitions ​sponsored jointly by Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and ProQuest Dissertations Publishing​. Winners of the campus award are forwarded to the national competition.​  The winners of the Dean's Distinguished Dissertations​ represent original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to their disciplines. Each recipient is awarded $1000 and an engraved plaque. ​The categories for 2016 were:​

UNC Charlotte Works to Keep You Safe From Shark Attacks

Photo courtesy Bruce Henderson, Charlotte Observer
Dr. Pamela Thompson teaches computer science at UNC Charlotte and Catawba College in Salisbury.  Students in her Advanced Knowledge Discovery class collected data on weather conditions, water quality, wind speed and

School of Architecture Faculty and Students Receive Design Award

Activate NC Award to SofA faculty and students
A design project by UNC Charlotte School of Architecture Director Chris Jarrett and Associate Professor of Architecture Peter Wong has received the Citation Award in the Activate North Carolina 2016 Urban Housing Competition. Activate North Carolina is a program of AIANC, the state chapter of the American Institute of Architects, that seeks to engage architects, designers, and the public in shaping their communities.

Industry Partner Funds Real Estate Scholarship

CoreNet Scholarship Fund
The Belk College of Business' Childress Klein Center for Real Estate recently received more than $4,000 toward an endowed scholarship from real estate industry partner, CoreNet Global Carolinas.

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Research Consultations with Project Mosaic
August 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Research Consultations with Project Mosaic
August 31, 2016 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Tranquil Tuesdays: Mindfulness & Yoga
September 6, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

"The PhD Movie" - Free Screening!
September 6, 2016 - 7:00 PM

'The Monthly Grind' - Share Your Graduate Research
September 7, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM