May 19, 2024  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2023-2024 Catalog 
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2023-2024 Catalog

The Graduate School

Dean: Irene Pittman Aiken

Assistant Dean: Christine Bell

Mission Statement

The mission of The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to provide quality graduate level degree programs and opportunities for continuing professional and career development for students whose academic preparation and personal characteristics predict success in graduate studies.

About The Graduate School and Graduate Programs

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke offers over forty pathways to a graduate degree or certificate, 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. Many program are available fully online, while others offer online and/or hybrid courses. Check the Graduate School website for more information.

Contact Information

The Graduate School is located on the first floor of Hickory Hall North. 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:

The mailing address is: 

The Graduate School
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
The email address is: