About Us

The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is responsible for the welfare of all the graduate programs on campus and over 3700 graduate students who come to UNCG from across the nation and around the world.

The University is organized into seven disciplinary units: College of Arts and Science; College of Visual and Performing Arts; Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics; School of Education; School of Health and Human Sciences; Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; and School of Nursing.

The Graduate School has general supervision of graduate study throughout the colleges and schools. The University offers 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs in addition to more than 50 graduate certificate programs. Each of these programs is described in detail in the UNCG Catalog.

The Dean of the Graduate School is the chief administrative officer of the Graduate School, taking general responsibility for the development, improvement, and administration of all graduate study at the University. The Dean of the Graduate School serves as admissions officer and administers services to graduate students and programs. All matters of policy, procedures, and graduate curriculum are developed, approved, and implemented in consultation with programs and the Graduate Council.

Some of the activities coordinated by the Graduate School Staff:

  • Disseminate program and admission information to prospective student
  • Collect and process application materials submitted to the university
  • Coordinate the admission process with academic departments
  • Assist students with interpretation of policy, course registration, and withdrawal
  • Monitor academic eligibility
  • Review theses/dissertations for formatting requirements
  • Process applications for graduation
  • Process degree audits/degree clearances
  • Work with the Graduate Council to approve all new/revised graduate programs, curricula, and policy

The Graduate School Mission Statement

The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro promotes excellence in graduate education through leadership and service within the University and greater community. Leadership is provided through the initiation of dialogue regarding issues and trends in higher education; the development of innovative and timely graduate programs; support for improvement of existing, viable programs; the endorsement of policies and practices contributing to high quality education endeavors; and proactive advocacy for graduate faculty and students. Service is provided through recruitment and enrollment of well qualified students; professional, accurate, and timely response to requests and concerns; the maintenance of processes and procedures that are efficient and consistent with academic policies; and responsible use of resources. The Graduate School is committed to building collegial and mutually supportive relationships with all constituencies to create learning environments that contribute to outstanding achievement in learning, discovery, scholarship, and service.