Dean: Irene Pittman Aiken
Assistant Dean: Kirill Bumin
The mission of The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to provide quality master’s level degree programs and opportunities for continuing professional and career development for students whose academic preparation and personal characteristics predict success in graduate studies.
In accordance with the University’s mission, The Graduate School prioritizes excellence in teaching and learning in all of our graduate programs. The Graduate School promotes rigorous academic standards and encourages students to participate in activities that develop their intellectual curiosity and enhance the intellectual, cultural, economic, and social life of the region.
About The Graduate School and Graduate Programs
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers over forty pathways to a master’s degree, all designed to enhance a student’s development as a professional and a scholar. Graduate programs provide in-depth study of a discipline under the guidance of faculty members who are committed to students’ intellectual growth. Emphasizing a personal and relevant approach to post-baccalaureate education, UNC Pembroke challenges students to take their skills and knowledge to a new level of mastery.
The Graduate School emphasizes depth of study, academic rigor, and reflection. Graduate programs seek to foster in students a desire for excellence, a sustained commitment to learning, an openness to change, a social consciousness, and a respect for human diversity. The programs also strive to ensure the development of students into leaders of their professions.
Each graduate program is firmly grounded in theoretical and empirical bodies of knowledge. Students are challenged to think critically and creatively, and to apply theory to practice in an atmosphere of inquiry and dynamic exchange with faculty and each other.
Faculty share the University’s commitment to academic excellence in a balanced program of teaching, research, and service. They are committed to excellence in teaching, engaging in the generation of knowledge, and serving their communities and professions.
Flexible course schedules and course formats are designed to make courses readily available to students. In addition to its offerings on the main campus, The Graduate School offers selected classes and programs at satellite locations, primarily community colleges. All programs offer online and/or hybrid courses. The M.P.A. and M.B.A. degrees are offered both as on-campus and as online programs, and the M.A.Ed. in Elementary Education is offered as an online program.
While graduate classes may be offered at a variety of campus and off-campus sites, the location for all inquiries regarding graduate admissions, regulations, and procedures is The Graduate School, which is located in Room 124 of Lindsay Hall. The main telephone number for this office is (910)-521-6271; the fax number is (910) 521-6751. Additional information about The Graduate School may be accessed through the school’s website: http://www.uncp.edu/grad/. The mailing address is
The Graduate School
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372