At Western Carolina University’s Graduate School, we believe your career has vast potential. So we’ve created a program that will empower you to fully realize it: Courses that teach practical skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. Research opportunities that give you the experience employers are looking for. Professional connections and relationships that will give you an edge. Not only will you be accelerating the time it takes to achieve your own personal and professional goals, but you’ll also become a vital part of our region’s economy, helping to build stronger communities and a thriving place to live.
WCU’s Graduate School offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs with a variety of concentrations and specialties.
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For second-year Master of Fine Art student Jeannie Regan, being chosen as the creative director for the Center for Craft’s newest art installation is an opportunity made possible by faculty and peer support from the MFA program.
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Jessica Gasperson-Shuford, a summer 2023 graduate of Western Carolina University’s Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner program, knew she wanted to go into the health care field since she was in her teens.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a decade of work and life experience, Kentucky native Mo Kessler wanted to find a master’s program that checked all the boxes when it came to culture, experiencing the mountains of Western North Carolina and of course the master’s program itself.