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A program of study leading to the master of science degree requires approximately 60 hours of graduate course work. The two-year graduate program includes a semester in the summer between the first and second year. Students take 10 core courses and choose from electives.

Each admitted student will enroll in 5 core courses, an elective, and clinical practicum. This will ensure that each student is in the UNC system as a full-time student. Students will meet with their advisor during orientation and adjustments will be made if necessary.

A master’s thesis is not required. However, each year several students elect to work closely with one or more faculty members on a thesis project.