A Message from Dean Fenton
Thank you for your interest in pursuing graduate studies at Western Carolina University. I hope you will find the information on this web site helpful.
Individuals with graduate degrees play a vital role as citizens. They provide solutions to societal and business issues and help create a higher quality of life through community consultation and service. Individuals with graduate degrees provide a highly skilled workforce required to strengthen the region’s global economic position. Graduate students inspire, think critically and solve society’s big problems. Higher-level positions and decision-making power often go to people who have pursued graduate education.
I hope the Western Carolina University Graduate School is in your future. Our programs serve to launch successful careers that will positively impact the region, state and nation. Western has much to offer, such as state-of-the-art facilities in the health services, engineering technology, and business. The Graduate School also offers many meritorious graduate students with teaching assistantships, stipends, and financial assistance grants.
Western graduate students actively engage in collaborative research with world-class faculty in the quest to develop their own expertise. The graduate faculty includes more than 450 experts from over 50 degree programs. You will share your graduate experience with more than 1800 graduate students in Cullowhee, Asheville and around the world.
I hope you take the time to learn more about graduate education at Western Carolina University. The Graduate School staff is committed to providing timely, accurate, and professional service to you when you need it most.
Mimi Fenton - Dean, Graduate School and Research