Information on award amounts, guidelines, deadlines, nomination processes, forms, and past winners is available on the Awards, Nominations, Scholarships & Fellowships page.
NOTE: All Graduate School awards, fellowships, and assistantships, are by departmental nomination/endorsement only: students may not apply directly for these awards.
Students taking courses through an interinstitutional agreement must meet the standards for participation in the program as set by their home institution, including the transfer credit policies of The Graduate School, and must follow the rules and policies of both campuses. Students must be registered for at least half of their hours at UNC Greensboro the same semester in which they register through either the Interinstitutional or the Consortium agreement. Under Interinstitutional Registration and the Greater Greensboro Consortium, enrollment and payment of tuition and fees take place on the home campus. Students must pay the appropriate tuition and fees to the visited institution when participating in the UNC Online Interinstitutional Agreement.
Application forms and information are available at The Graduate School and the University Registrar’s Office. Unlike other courses accepted for transfer, grades received through an interinstitutional course are recorded on the student’s UNC Greensboro transcript and calculated into the student’s overall GPA.
The Graduate School participates in the following three interinstitutional agreements.
The Interinstitutional Registration program with North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina Central University, and Duke University allows degree-seeking graduate students at UNC Greensboro, with the approval of the Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School and upon recommendation of their advisers, to take courses at one of the campuses above. Eligible courses are limited to traditional, campus-based courses. Distance learning, extension, and online courses are not eligible.
Greater Greensboro Consortium
Through membership in the Greater Greensboro Consortium (GGC), UNC Greensboro also participates in an open-access agreement with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Greensboro College, located in Greensboro, High Point University, located in High Point, and Elon University, located in Elon, whereby degree-seeking students enrolled at UNC Greensboro may take courses at NC A&T, Greensboro College, High Point University, or Elon upon recommendation of their advisers and with the approval of the Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School. Eligible courses are limited to traditional, campus-based courses. Distance learning, extension, and online courses are not eligible.
UNC Online Interinstitutional Agreement
The UNC Online Interinstitutional Agreement allows degree-seeking graduate students at UNC Greensboro, with the approval of the Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School and upon recommendation of their advisers, to take online courses at the 15 other UNC system schools. Students must pay the appropriate tuition and fees to the visited institution. Requests should be submitted through The University of North Carolina Online web site http://online.northcarolina.edu/unconline/courses.php
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is committed to the principle that educational and employment decisions should be based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications and should not be based on personal characteristics or beliefs that have no relevance to academic ability or to job performance. Accordingly, UNCG supports policies, curricula and co-curricular activities that encourage understanding of and appreciation for all members of its community. UNCG will not tolerate any harassment of or discrimination against persons. UNCG is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment for all persons and will not tolerate any discrimination against or harassment of persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disabling condition, or age. (See the Policy on Discriminatory Conduct)
There are more than 140 opportunities for involvement in campus organizations at UNCG. To see the full list of student organizations, visit the Student Groups website. Data on diversity at UNCG are available on the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion website as well as the Office of Institutional Research website.
- Office of Intercultural Engagement
- Diversity-based Scholarships
- McNair Scholars at UNCG
- Office of Accessibility Resources & Services
- Safe Zone Training
Available Graduate Assistantships
Many students indicate a desire for employment in their academic units when they apply to the program. Their departments may hire them as a “teaching assistant” (TA), “research assistant” (RA), or, for general work, as a “graduate assistant” (GA). The websites you are now exploring are unlikely to have postings for openings within the academic units because faculty usually hire from within their own student body. Students who want to work in their own discipline are encouraged to discuss their desire for employment in the academic unit with their departmental faculty and staff.View the 2018-19 Assistantship Work Schedule here.However, graduate assistantships also are available in numerous non-academic departments across the campus. These opportunities include the Graduate School, Financial Aid Office, Student Affairs, and several other administrative and research centers. Job responsibilities focus on the needs of the hiring unit and may include general office duties, research, data entry or analysis, grant management, study hall monitoring, etc. Graduate students may find an employment opportunity that will not only provide financial assistance but also an experience that will contribute to their career goals. See below for eligibility requirements and instructions to search for one of these assistantship openings.Eligibility Requirements for Assistantships
Students receiving financial support from the University through an assistantship are expected to maintain enrollment in fall and spring semesters in a minimum of six semester hours in a graduate degree program. They must have been admitted to the University unconditionally in a degree program and have maintained a minimum GPA of “B” (3.0). Students in non-degree and certificate or licensure programs are not eligible. Service hours may not exceed 20 hours per week in total. To search for available jobs visit the Career Services website
UNCG students in degree programs who are taking 6 or more main campus credit hours are required to demonstrate proof of health insurance to avoid a health insurance premium being charged to their UNCG account.
For qualified students without health insurance, UNCG has made available an illness and injury plan through a UNC consortium. While this plan is an option, students are free to purchase any verifiable health insurance plan of their choice.
Students receiving graduate assistantships will receive additional information about health insurance in their letter of appointment.
Visit the Student Health Center’s website for more information. From that website you also have the option of submitting your verification of existing insurance.
We are pleased that you have selected UNCG for your graduate studies and look forward to having you on our campus. As a new graduate student you are encouraged to attend our New Graduate Student Reception. Also, be sure to check out the Spartan Survival Guide, your source for important information as you make your transition to UNCG.
New Graduate Teaching Training is required for all Graduate Teaching Associates, Graduate Instructional Assistants, and any Graduate Research Assistants who supervise students.
Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) program – The Graduate Schools of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T), in partnership, have established the Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) program as a strong foundation for graduate student professional development and career preparation. The program is designed to provide valuable, transferable skills and knowledge that will prepare currently enrolled, degree-seeking graduate students to be successful and dynamic leaders in their chosen disciplines and careers as they complete their degree.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) – In the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, graduate students convey the essence and importance of their master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research in an engaging way to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes using one static Power Point slide. UNCG’s 3MT competition is held each fall.
Graduate Research and Creativity Expo – The Graduate Research and Creativity Expo is an annual showcase of UNCG graduate students’ accomplishments to the Greater Greensboro community, and is a venue for students to communicate their research and creative activities in jargon-free language with the public. Graduate students explain and present their work through poster presentations. UNCG’s Graduate Research and Creativity Expo is held each spring.
Writing Workshops – The Graduate School organizes several writing events throughout the year, including bootcamps, writing bashes, peer writing support groups, and write-ins.
Career Services Center – The UNCG Career Services Center offers advice and resources for graduate students seeking academic, industrial, or professional employment. These resources include information on crafting a CV or resume, learning to interview effectively, and building networks.
The Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement at UNCG serves as a catalyst for experiential curricular and co-curricular leadership development and service-learning initiatives that empower students to effect positive change and serve as citizen leaders in a global community. Through civic engagement, integrated learning, and reflective practice we equip students to develop a personal, professional and civic identity.
The Graduate Student Association – The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student fee-funded organization formed by graduate students to promote the interests of the graduate student body at UNCG. Throughout the year the GSA awards approximately $50,000 in travel and research support to graduate students.
Student Groups – With more than 140 clubs and organizations, UNCG is a great place to meet people who share your interests and enthusiasm. These student-run organizations offer a variety of athletic, cultural, educational, political, religious, and social experiences. Involvement in a club or organization instantly connects you to the life of the University.
The Office of Information Technology Services provides information regarding computing, communication, and data; they also assist with university accounts, email, printing, and discounted student software.
Exploring Greensboro – The city of Greensboro offers all the benefits of a large city while maintaining a small-town feel. The Admissions office provides some recommendations on restaurants, shopping and other attractions.
Graduate Student Support Group
The Counseling Center invites you to a group where other graduate students meet, share, and network and discuss issues that are often unique to those pursuing advanced degrees, including family challenges, relationship concerns, work/life balance, the impact of advanced study on mood, and academic concerns (i.e. thesis/ dissertation, navigating academic departments, etc.). Meetings: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Group Room, The Counseling Center.
For more information talk with a Counseling Center therapist or contact Vanessa Enoch, Psy.D. at:
336-334-5874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Teaching Assistant Resources page provides Graduate Teaching Assistants with resources, training information and other materials.
New Graduate Teaching Training is required for all Graduate Teaching Associates, Graduate Instructional Assistants and Research Assistants whose job entails student contact or supervision. If you have completed this training in the past, you do not need to repeat it.
An electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) is the student’s original research produced, submitted, archived and accessed in an electronic format.
- About ETD
- Thesis and Dissertation Manual
- Introduction of Formatting in Microsoft Word (Windows)
- Introduction of Formatting in Microsoft Word (Mac)
- Submit your Electronic Thesis/Dissertation
- Dissertation Defense Calendar
- Writers’ Retreat/Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp
- Peer Writing Support Groups
- UNCG Workshops