Grad Student Support


Current UNCC graduate tuition rates can be found here. Out-of-state tuition is four times higher, so we recommend that you apply for residency in North Carolina as soon as possible if you move here from outside the state. You can apply to establish NC residency after 12 months of continuous living in the state; more information here.



Philosophy Department research and teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis for those taking at least two classes in a given semester. To be considered for a Philosophy assistantship, your application must be received by February 1. Please contact the Graduate Program Director for details: Dr. Trevor Pearce, 704-687-5559, Winningham 105B.


Graduate Assistant opportunities at UNCC outside the Philosophy department are listed here.

Other Resources

Financial Aid

For general information on financial aid for all UNC Charlotte students, please visit this site.


For information about UNCC scholarships, please visit this site. If you have taken four graduate courses and have a graduate GPA above 3.0, you are eligible for the Cyrus M. Johnson Scholarship ($1000), a Philosophy department award for students with a demonstrated interest in peace and justice.

Travel Support

The Graduate and Professional Student Government at UNC Charlotte has a small amount of funds available to help graduate students attend conferences. For more details, please visit their website.

The funds are given out on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is in your interest to apply as soon as you know you will attend a conference. The application for funds must be turned in at least three weeks before the travel date. According to the website, "Travelers that are a part of a registered student organization are eligible to receive up to $500 for presenting at a conference and up to $300 for attending a conference. Travelers not a part of an organization are eligible to receive up to $400 for presenting and $250 for attending." The UNC Charlotte Philosophy Department does have a registered student organization known as the Philosophical Union.