For Prospective Students
Established in 1793 as the first state university in the nation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the leading graduate research universities. The Graduate School encompasses 80-plus programs offering more than 160 different graduate degrees. Graduate students and professional students make up about 37 percent of Carolina's total number of enrolled students.
We invite you to learn more about graduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by visiting the links below.
- Thinking about graduate school?
- How to apply
- Admissions deadlines
- North Carolina residency for tuition purposes
- Check the status of your current admissions application
- Contact graduate admissions office staff
- Average applicant scores
- Graduate Degree Programs
- Directory of classes
- Statistics on doctoral time to degree
- Survey data from graduating master's and doctoral students
- Why UNC?
Financing Your Graduate Education
- Graduate School fellowships and funding
- Cost of living comparison
- Estimated cost of attendance
- Tuition and fee rates
Prospective Graduate Student Resources
- Admissions office contact information
- Graduate student tours
- Graduate student resource guide (a guide to educational, personal and professional resources)
- Tips for international graduate students at UNC
- Thinking About graduate school?
- Admissions and enrollment statistics
- Diversity and Student Success
- Diversity travel recruitment
- University Registrar's office (for directory of classes)
- New graduate student orientation
- Visit UNC
- Annual security report
Many of our graduate programs consistently rank in the top 25 of U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools. Visit their site for the latest rankings.