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    University of North Carolina Wilmington
  Feb 23, 2018
2015-2016 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Greetings from the Chancellor and Board of Trustees Chair




Dear Graduate Students,

I am honored to join our faculty and staff in welcoming you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. We are known for our commitment to applied learning, research and community engagement. U.S. News & World Report, The Business Journals, Forbes and many other publications routinely recognize UNCW for high quality and affordability.

As new members of the UNCW family, you will soon discover that our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with outstanding opportunities to further your knowledge and skills. By pursuing an advanced degree, you have chosen to join our university’s community of scholars. Make strong connections with your faculty mentors; their expertise will be invaluable as you progress through your studies. I also encourage you to take advantage of the internship and research experiences available through your program and the professional development services offered by the UNCW Career Center.

The assorted course offerings outlined in this catalogue provide the framework for the diverse graduate programs that our university offers. I hope your experiences at UNCW empower you to achieve your goals in life. By including UNCW in your journey, you’ve made a bold step toward a new and exciting future.

With best wishes for your success,

Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D.



Dear Graduate Students,

As Chair of the Board of Trustees, it is my great honor to welcome you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As you further your education, be sure to take advantage of all the opportunities our campus and community offer. Whether you take on leadership roles, volunteer during your spare time, or share your knowledge and experience, you’ll find UNCW is the perfect place to specialize in your interests.

Both UNCW and the greater Wilmington community will benefit from your diverse backgrounds, experiences, and insights. The Trustees and I wish you nothing but success!


Michael Shivar
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees