Graduate Programs

Geography (MA)

The Master of Arts in Geography emphasizes the application of geographic skills, methods, and theory to problem solving in contemporary society. To this end, students are offered a solid foundation in research methods, problem formulation and solution, quantitative methods, computer applications and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Faculty and students are active in the community and students are encouraged to complete their programs with either funded or unfunded internships in the private or public sector.

Gerontology (CERT)

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to provide supplementary graduate education in the field of gerontology. This is a perfect supplemental program to any master's degree at UNC Charlotte. Students can work on the certificate and their graduate degree simultaneously and likely double count some courses. Qualifying undergraduates studying at UNC Charlotte may begin as an Early Entry Student. Those with a bachelor's degree may complete it as a stand-alone option. This is also a perfect gap year program for those between undergraduate and graduate work. Those who already...

Health Administration (MHA)

The UNC Charlotte Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program develops healthcare leaders prepared to advance health equity and well-being in an urbanizing world. We pursue our mission through education, research, and service that: >Gives students the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead dynamic health systems. >Creates knowledge needed to lead people and organizations providing health services. >Increases the diversity of health services leaders, with a special emphasis on individuals and groups historically underrepresented in graduate education. >Promotes the public's health....

Health Informatics and Analytics (CERT)

The UNC Charlotte Health Informatics and Analytics Program develops practitioners who bridge data sciences and analytics in support of optimal population health. It leverages its position within the university’s new School of Data Science and capitalizes on the strength of its parent colleges, Health and Human Services and Computing and Informatics, to prepare national and international students to advance the professional practice of health informatics through a thorough grounding in data science, system architecture, and health analytics. We offer both a traditional face-to-face program...

Health Informatics and Analytics (MS)

The UNC Charlotte Health Informatics and Analytics Program develops practitioners who bridge data sciences and analytics in support of optimal population health. It leverages its position within the university’s new School of Data Science and capitalizes on the strength of its parent colleges, Health and Human Services and Computing and Informatics, to prepare national and international students to advance the professional practice of health informatics through a thorough grounding in data science, system architecture, and health analytics. We provide qualified and motivated students from a...

Health Psychology (Ph.D.)

Health Psychologists use a multidisciplinary perspective to promote positive health behaviors, encourage behavioral change and behavioral maintenance. Health Psychologists are frequently part of multidisciplinary teams conducting research and delivering interventions in academic, clinical, research, governmental, and community settings. The Ph.D. in Health Psychology offers training in one of the following areas of emphasis: Clinical Psychology; Community Health Psychology; and General Health Psychology.

Health Services Research (Ph.D.)

**Applications for Fall 2022 and Fall 2023 are no longer being accepted for the Health Services Research PhD Program.** Health services research is a field of scientific investigation that studies how financing systems, health technologies, organizational structures and processes, personal behaviors, social factors, and policies affect access to health care, quality and cost of health care, and societal health and well-being. It is an interdisciplinary field that draws on a wide range of disciplines, including biostatistics, epidemiology, sociology, social work, economics, medicine, nursing...