Welcome to the Graduate School at Western Carolina University. Individuals with graduate degrees contribute to a highly skilled workforce that strengthens the region’s economic position. The Graduate School staff is here to assist you as you move through your graduate studies. Please contact us for help with your graduate studies needs.
For students who are required or opted into a thesis/dissertation/dissquisition track, you must submit your abstract/proposal and other documents properly in order to graduate. Please see the resources below to help you.
Important dates to keep in mind:
Graduation applications should be completed the semester before you intend to graduate. Please contact the Registrar's Office (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 828.227.7216) for current information regarding graduation.
**Graduate Students: You must be enrolled for at least one credit hour during the term in which you are scheduled to have your degree or certificate conferred. This enrollment includes the summer term.**
Our campus partners have created introduction videos so you can learn more about the services and resources available as a graduate student. Explore the service units offered in Cullowhee, Biltmore Park, and Online!