Apr 23, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalogue 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Greetings from the Chancellor and Board of Trustees Chair



Dear Graduate Students,

It is a great honor to join our faculty and staff in welcoming you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. We are pleased that you have chosen to pursue your graduate studies at UNCW, an institution committed to applied learning, research, community engagement and excellence.

UNCW’s outstanding reputation continues to earn accolades for high quality, affordability and service to military-affiliated students from U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and The Education Trust, among others. Recently, UNCW was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017, which highlights the nation’s “best and most interesting” colleges and universities.

UNCW offers a plethora of programs and services to enrich your education. Our faculty and staff stand ready to help you achieve your goals, whether it’s developing new skills to advance your career, delving further into scholarly research or fulfilling a dream to attain a graduate degree. 

You have joined a community of scholars, and we appreciate the unique experiences and expertise you bring to the university. I encourage you to take time to build relationships with your faculty mentors; their expertise is invaluable and they will be important advocates. Also, get involved on campus and in the community. Service to our community, state and beyond is a core part of the university’s mission.

I hope your experiences at UNCW empower you to achieve your goals and give flight to your imagination.

With best wishes for your success,

Jose V. Sartarelli, Ph.D.



Dear Graduate Students,

As chair of the Board of Trustees, it is my honor to welcome you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

We are pleased that you have chosen this great institution for your graduate education. You will find that UNCW provides a supportive environment that encourages academic and professional excellence as well as an innovative educational atmosphere that promotes partnerships among students, faculty, staff and the community.

Our graduate programs reflect the university’s commitment to teaching, research and service; student success; diversity; innovation; integrity and community engagement. Your scholarly endeavors and research at UNCW will prepare you to become effective leaders and will also help improve communities in the greater Wilmington area and beyond.

Congratulations on your acceptance into the UNCW Graduate School. The Board of Trustees and I wish you success in all of your endeavors!

Best regards,

Wilma Daniels
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees