Academics are the cornerstone of a UNC Charlotte graduate education with over 5,200 graduate students gaining the intellectual and professional skills necessary to prepare them for productive lives in a global, knowledge-based world. More than 40 innovative graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences add to the diversity of those offerings.
UNC Charlotte and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are recognized for nationally and internationally renowned faculty and talented students. Students learn not only in campus settings but also through interactions with community businesses and organizations.
In 2016, UNC Charlotte was categorized as a doctoral-granting institution with higher research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In addition, the city of Charlotte is ranked #15 by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Places to Live.