Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (Ph.D.)

The age of biological big data is upon us and there is a need for graduates at all levels who combine an understanding of biology with skills in programming, statistics and modeling. The Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the skills and knowledge to analyze large scale biological data and develop new computational strategies. BCB PhD graduates are employed worldwide in academia and industry. Key program application deadlines: Jan. 1 for Fall admission and Sept. 1 for Spring admission.

Biology (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Biology has as its intellectual focus an interdisciplinary synthesis of the biological sciences and related biotechnology. The program draws upon the strengths of faculty in multiple departments and is intended to serve students with interests in conducting research in academia, industry and clinical settings. Graduates of the program will be well versed in quantitative approaches to Biology. The interdisciplinary makeup of the program is designed to produce graduates who will be able to integrate the strengths of more than one discipline in solving biological problems.

Business Administration (DBA)

The UNC Charlotte Doctorate in Business Administration is a launchpad for careers in management consulting or a professorship at a business school. Our three-year program lets you study in Charlotte one weekend a month, while networking with business professionals in America's second largest financial city. It's more than a bullet point on a resume; it's a lifetime achievement offered in one of the fastest-growing business centers in the United States.

Business Administration: Finance (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Business Administration is a full-time research-oriented program, designed to prepare graduates for academic teaching and research careers. The program includes core courses covering all business disciplines, combined with in-depth study in both theoretical and empirical aspects of finance. Students admitted to the finance program minor in economics will complete a research methods sequence in mathematics. Students also will teach undergraduate courses to receive training in pedagogy. Graduates will be qualified for tenure-track professor positions at both national and international research and teaching universities and other educational institutions.

Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in civil engineering will provide doctoral-level education for students seeking civil engineering careers in practice, research and teaching/academia. The William States Lee College of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will administer the program, which will be housed in the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center building, a $76-million state-of-the-art facility. The Ph.D. program also will support students conducting research within unique centers and facilities, including the U.S. Department of Transportation-funded Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE); the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Sustainably Integrated Building and Sites (SIBS); the Infrastructure, Design, Environment and Sustainability (IDEAS) center; the Infrastructure Security and Emergency Responder Research and Training (ISERRT) Facility; and the Center for Transportation Policy Studies. The American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), which is the primary professional organization for civil engineers, now views a master’s degree as the entry-level degree for the profession. With jobs in the industry expected to increase during the next decade by 20 percent, higher numbers of engineers are expected to pursue a Ph.D. to distinguish themselves in the market.

Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Counseling is committed to preparing multiculturally competent, ethical, clinically skilled, and knowledgeable professionals for positions as counselor educators in university settings or as clinicians and/or counselor supervisors in schools and community settings. Students in the program strive to acquire knowledge, values, and skills that are relevant to providing quality direct service to diverse populations.

Curriculum and Instruction (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to prepare teacher education faculty and other educational professionals for work in various agency and educational settings. The program is interdisciplinary and involves faculty from across the University campus, primarily Departments of English, Mathematics and Statistics, Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education, Reading and Elementary Education and Educational Leadership. The program focuses on urban issues and perspectives related to curriculum and instruction with concentrations in: - Curriculum and Educator Development (CED) (includes Elementary Education) - Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) - Literacy Education (oriented toward Reading Education, English Education, or Teaching English as a Second Language) - Mathematics Education - Urban Education

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student's current knowledge of clinical practice. The program will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems. Graduates of the program will be able to analyze systems of care and provide high level leadership to improve patient safety and quality of care and to implement evidence-based culturally competent care practices. The School of Nursing offers two concentrations: BSN to DNP: Nurse Anesthesia Across the Lifespan (Admits to: Summer; Location: On Campus; Deadline: Jun 10-Aug interviews, Sep 10-Nov interviews) We provide students with both the theory and clinical practice required to meet the educational requirements to take the national certifying examination upon graduation. The specialty in Nurse Anesthesia Across the Lifespan is offered in partnership with Atrium Health. Clinical experiences are offered at Atrium Health facilities in the Charlotte area. Post-Master’s DNP (Admits to: Fall; Location-Online; Deadline: Mar 1-priority, Aug 1-final) Our post-master's is designed to prepare health systems and organizational nursing leaders (non-APRNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to lead nursing practice, organizations, and systems of care through the translation and application of evidence-based research into practice.

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare educational administrators who can assume mid-level and senior-level leadership positions in universities or community colleges and public or non-public schools. The program includes Higher Education, Superintendency (School and District Leadership), and Learning, Design and Technology concentrations. Applicants to the Ed.D. in Higher Education should apply to the Educational Leadership (EDD) program (Main Campus Program). Applicants to the Ed.D. in Superintendency should apply to the Educational Leadership (Off-Campus - Mecklenburg County: Mallard Creek High School program) (DE). Applicants to the Ed.D. in Learning, Design and Technology - is offered in a blended format, 80% online and 20% on main campus (Online) (DE). All concentrations of the Ed.D. program deliver courses in a blend of face-to-face, hybrid, and online. None of the concentrations are 100% online. All programs require a face-to-face presence. The percentage of time needed for face-to-face varies based on the semester and selected courses. Admission for Fall 2024 is complete. Please apply for Fall 2025. Join us for an information session to learn more about the program. Email program inquires to