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The Graduate School provides the leadership and coordination for developing and maintaining graduate programs that complement and extend UNCW's undergraduate offerings. The Onslow Extension Site's offerings are responsive to local needs and are designed to prepare students for successful careers and provide the necessary background skills and experience needed for many professional positions.

For information about Graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate School website.


Elementary Education

The UNCW graduate school offers excellent master's programs in education.The M.Ed. in Elementary Education is designed for experienced teachers. Admission is limited to students who have successfully completed a student teaching internship and hold or are eligible for a North Carolina teaching license. Courses will be offered online or via distance learning technology in Onslow County. Because this is a cohort program, students must complete courses in the sequence offered. More information may be found on the Watson College of Education Graduate Degrees and Programs website.

Liberal Studies

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree provides a highly integrated exploration of the liberal arts, which not only adheres to the traditional values of broad liberal arts education, but is specifically designed for highly motivated learners who wish to deepen their understanding of the social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of today’s world.

Conflict Management and Resolution

Master's of Social Work

Earn your MSW in three years part time through classes offered in Onslow County and Wilmington. The classes meet online and in the evenings. The MSWProgram is committed to the preparation of graduates for a career in clinical practice dedicated to assisting individuals, groups, families, and communities. While promoting equality and social and economic justice, faculty will prepare graduates for practice in a culturally diverse society, upholding the values and ethics of the profession and teaching critical thinking skills designed to enhance the quality of life for all persons.

Distance Education Online Graduate Programs and Degrees


Clinical Research


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