May 27, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Catalogue 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Greetings from the Provost and Board of Trustees Chair




Dear Students,

Welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.  We are especially pleased that you have chosen to pursue your graduate studies here. 

Whether you are the recent recipient of a bachelor’s degree, here or elsewhere, an employee seeking to revitalize a career, or someone fulfilling a long-held dream of attaining a graduate degree, the UNCW faculty and staff stand ready to help you, to inspire you, and to show you the many opportunities available here.  I am confident that you will find this to be a challenging, exciting and rewarding experience.  

Our graduate programs in the arts, business, education, humanities, health and human services, and the natural, social, and mathematical sciences are designed to provide a sound disciplinary foundation for the vocation or avocation of your choice and the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest to you.

Of course we want you to develop deep and detailed knowledge of your particular field of study.  However, we also want you to develop a wide-ranging curiosity which will be the foundation for life-long learning.  In today’s global environment, our challenge as educators is to stimulate you as students to do your best possible work, to use your minds to bridge cultural, economic, and intellectual differences in order to create a safer, a more educated, and a more tolerant society.

Even in today’s economy, opportunities await those with critical thinking skills, a mature work ethic, and a passion for their chosen field.

You have chosen us, and we have chosen you.

Let’s work together to make your graduate education the very best it can be.


Denise A. Battles
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs



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