Partnerships and Initiatives

The Graduate School is actively involved in an array of partnerships and initiatives, both on campus, and in our Charlotte community.  

NC State University

The Graduate School and North Carolina State University have partnered to offer a Doctorate in Adult and Community College Education through UNC Charlotte.

Teach for America

The Graduate School partnering with the College of Education, offers a special post-baccalaureate program for Teach for America (TFA) Corps members.  Corps members are able to hold provisional teacher certification while completing the required coursework at UNC Charlotte for licensure.

Charlotte Research Scholars

In addition to providing support to graduate students, the Graduate School encourages undergraduates to fulfill their research dreams during the course of a summer.  The Charlotte Research Scholars (CRS) Program aims for high-achieving undergraduate students to gain experience in research and professional development in their field of interest. These opportunities are not typically available in the undergraduate classroom. This learn-by-doing model places an emphasis on graduate education and allows the Scholars to put their experiential learning into practice, preparing them to excel in their future studies and research.  For more information, visit the Charlotte Research Scholars.


The São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration (SPRINT), is a program designed to encourage and promote the advancement of scientific research through the engagement of researchers affiliated with research institutions in the State of São Paulo with researcher partners abroad. Through the Graduate School, faculty are encouraged to partner with researchers in São Paulo collaborating on projects of varying disciplines.  For more information, visit SPRINT Program


The Graduate School is a partner with the University’s Veteran’s Affairs Office offering military and veteran students the support they need to become successful graduate students.  In 2015 three military veterans will begin earning their master’s degrees at UNC Charlotte aided by awards provided by the Graduate School. The funding will cover tuition and health insurance, plus a $12,000 annual stipend. For more information, visit our Current Student's page.

Community Relations

Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Tom Reynolds, is active in the community having paid visits to local communities in and around Charlotte.  The Dean and members of his staff meet with local/regional business leaders to discuss the importance of graduate education and the research it brings to our region. To date, Dean Reynolds has appeared in both North and South Charlotte.