Dear Graduate Students,
Welcome to the University of North Carolina Wilmington! Our commitment to excellence in everything we do has made our university one of the top 100 public universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Thanks to the university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities in recent years, UNCW has earned the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. By pursuing an advanced degree, you have chosen to join the community of scholars who make our university so special.
As new members of the Seahawk family, you will soon discover that the UNCW experience is like no other. Our faculty and staff will provide you with outstanding opportunities to further your knowledge and skills. 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.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am honored to welcome you to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As an alumna and the parent of a recent graduate, I know that a great experience awaits you as a student at UNCW.
Our faculty and staff are outstanding educators, mentors and guides. As you begin your journey with UNCW, rest assured that our faculty and staff will work closely with you to help you achieve your educational goals. Consider what you want to achieve as a student and make the most of your Seahawk experience, whether you attend classes on campus, online or a combination of both.
During the past year, the UNCW community worked together to navigate the global pandemic. As difficult as this time was for all of us, UNCW students, faculty and staff collaboratively tackled each challenge with the Seahawk spirit that makes our university so special.
Congratulations on becoming members of the UNCW community. Best wishes for your continued success.
Gidget Kidd ‘91
Chair, UNCW Board of Trustees