Partnerships and Initiatives

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


We are pleased to be a part of the University’s Data Science Initiative (DSI) by offering two graduate tracks/programs:  Data Science and Business Analytics, and Health Informatics.  These cutting edge programs provide the employers with the talent they need to address Big Data in industry and health care.  For more information, visit the DSI website.


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.

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 Charlote 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

Graduate Enrollment Management

UNC Charlotte’ Graduate Enrollment Management (GEM) is a collaborative work group whose mission is to develop and communicate well-planned strategies to proactively shape graduate enrollment at the University, in an effort to meet established enrollment goals.  Such strategies are informed by data collection and analysis in an effort to produce measurable improvements in areas such as recruitment, admissions, retention, funding, and graduation.For more information, visit GEM.

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.