University of North Carolina Wilmington Graduate Programs

University of North Carolina Wilmington is a Public, 4 years school located in Wilmington, NC. UNCW offers total 47 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.

  • Graduate Tuition & fees: $21,343 ($7,514 North Carolina residents)
  • Graduate Students: 2,295
  • Graduate Programs: 47

UNCW Graduate Programs Overview

University of North Carolina Wilmington (referred to as UNCW) is a Public, 4 years school located in Wilmington, NC. UNCW offers total 47 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees at University of North Carolina Wilmington is $7,514 for North Carolina residents and $21,343 for out-of-state students when a student attends full-time status. The tuition per credit hour is $326 for North Carolina residents and $1,099 for out-of-state students. Total 2,295 students have enrolled in graduate programs where the school has total population of 17,915 with undergraduate students.
UNCW 2020 Graduate Programs Key Facts
Tuition & FeesNorth Carolina residents: $7,514
Out-of-State: $21,343
Costs per CreditNorth Carolina residents: $326
Out-of-State: $1,099
Graduate Students2,295
Graduate Programs47 programs
Offered Graduate DegreeMaster's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate

Who Accredits University of North Carolina Wilmington

University of North Carolina Wilmington is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1952 - Current[Estimated Date]).

Graduate Degree & Major Programs, Number of Completers

University of North Carolina Wilmington graduate schools offers 47 major programs and 20 programs are available on distance learning. Last year, total 668 students have earned their graduate degrees/certificate at UNCW. Next tables summarize the offered graduate major programs and its sub-programs at UNCW with number of completers.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 2 programs 21
Environmental Studies1 program 16
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management1 program 5
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 programs 6
Computer and Information Sciences1 program 6
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration1 program 0
Education [+] 5 programs (5 online)176
Education1 program (1 online)62
Curriculum and Instruction1 program (1 online)6
Educational Leadership and Administration1 program (1 online)7
Educational/Instructional Technology1 program (1 online)10
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)1 program (1 online)91
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 1 program 5
Spanish Language and Literature1 program 5
English Language and Literature [+] 2 programs 35
English Language and Literature1 program 12
Creative Writing1 program 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 1 program (1 online)18
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies1 program (1 online)18
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 programs 16
Biology/Biological Sciences1 program 5
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1 program 11
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 1 program 9
Mathematics1 program 9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 programs (1 online)20
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution1 program (1 online)17
Gerontology1 program 3
Physical Sciences [+] 3 programs (1 online)48
Chemistry1 program (1 online)24
Geology/Earth Science1 program 17
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical1 program 7
Psychology [+] 1 program 28
Psychology1 program 28
Human Services [+] 2 programs (1 online)58
Public Administration1 program (1 online)17
Social Work1 program 41
Social Sciences [+] 1 program 6
Sociology1 program 6
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 2 programs 0
Film/Cinema/Video Studies1 program 0
Cinematography and Film/Video Production1 program 0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 3 programs (1 online)49
Athletic Training/Trainer1 program 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing1 program 41
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)1 program (1 online)8
Business [+] 4 programs (3 online)118
Business Administration and Management1 program (1 online)74
Accounting1 program 44
Investments and Securities1 program (1 online)0
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (other)1 program (1 online)0
History [+] 1 programs (1 online)12
History1 program (1 online)12
Total35 programs (14 online)625
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Education [+] 1 program (1 online)19
Educational Leadership and Administration1 program (1 online)19
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 program 6
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1 program 6
Psychology [+] 1 programs 0
Psychology1 program 0
Total3 programs (1 online)25
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 program (1 online)0
Nursing Practice1 program (1 online)0
Total1 program (1 online)0
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Natural Resources and Conservation [+] 1 program 0
Environmental Studies1 program 0
Education [+] 2 programs (2 online)1
Educational/Instructional Technology1 program (1 online)1
Secondary Education and Teaching1 program (1 online)0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 1 program 1
Spanish Language and Literature1 program 1
Human Services [+] 1 program (1 online)2
Community Organization and Advocacy1 program (1 online)2
Social Sciences [+] 1 program 12
Geography1 program 12
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 programs (1 online)0
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)1 program (1 online)0
Total7 programs (4 online)16
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 program 2
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing1 program 2
Total1 program2

2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average tuition & fees of UNCW graduate programs is $7,514 for North Carolina residents and $21,343 for other students. The tuition per credit hour for graduate program is $326 for North Carolina residents and $1,099 for other students. The average living costs is $17,043 when a student lives on campus housing.
2019-2020 Graduate Program Tuition at UNCW
North Carolina residentsOut of State
Tuition$4,719$18,548
Fees$2,738$2,738
Costs per Credit Hour$326$1,099
Living on-campus$17,043
Living off-campus$17,043

Graduate Student Population

At UNCW graduate schools, there are total 2,295 graduate students. Among them, 1,121 students have enrolled graduate programs online exclusively. By gender, there are 651 men and 1,644 women students at UNCW graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population at UNCW.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at University of North Carolina Wilmington
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,2956511,644
American Indian/Native American20614
Asian33924
Black/African American22545180
Hispanic1093079
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander413
White1,7485101,238
Two More611942
Un-Known521042
Graduate Student Population in Online Programs at UNCW
Total Graduate StudentsEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Number of Students2,2951,1211621,012

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