The Graduate School at UNC
Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of Northern Colorado. As a doctoral research university, we can help you start or advance your professional or academic career with small class sizes, nationally recognized faculty, sophisticated facilities and affordable tuition with more than 100 programs of study on campus, off campus or online.
We are committed to your success as a graduate student, providing relevant academic and professional coursework and real-world experiences in an environment where faculty and staff value personal attention as a key to learning.
The university’s location in Greeley, in the heart of one of the fastest-growing counties in Colorado, provides you access to an abundance of housing choices, job opportunities and cultural, recreational and entertainment amenities.
Graduate Student Success Stories
Doctoral Candidate Probes COVID’s Impact on Special Education
When K-12 public schools shifted to online learning models during COVID-19, special education directors scrambled to meet students’ needs while adhering to strict legal requirements. University of Northern Colorado Ed.D. candidate Vanessa Giddings dug deep into special education directors’ lived experiences in her dissertation, “Meeting Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Requirements for Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Special Education Directors.”
English Master’s Student Explores Clowns and Community in ‘Godspell’
A tornado damaged the community theater where Karsen Gromm planned to act in “Godspell Junior” when he was 12. Although the show was canceled, Gromm was “hooked on it.”
“Godspell” was a 1971 off-Broadway musical featuring parables from the Gospel of Matthew. In the half-century since its opening, “Godspell” and “Godspell Junior,” a youth adaption, has been performed in theaters all around the world by amateurs and professionals alike.
Student's Research Reveals Risk of Noise Exposure at Hockey Games
Sean Hoverson has attended hundreds of hockey games. Like most fans, the University of Northern Colorado Doctor of Audiology candidate didn’t wear hearing protection, nor did he recognize the need. Conducted over a season of Colorado Eagles games, his doctoral scholarly project, “Spectator Noise Exposures During a Season of Minor League Hockey,” revealed the risk.
Student's Award-Winning Research Could Influence Future of Sports Marketing
Alicia Romano combined her passions for sports, research and teaching in the University of Northern Colorado’s Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. program. She chose a sport administration concentration and conducted novel research that could have major implications for sports marketing. One of the highlights of her UNC education was her research “Consumers’ Visual Attention and Explicit Memory of Sponsorships: An Eye-Tracking Investigation at the 2021 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials.”
Dissertation Examines Maya Education in Postcolonial Belize
Jenny Pettit went to Belize three times to conduct research for her dissertation “Educational Experiences that Influence the Upward Mobility of Maya Women in Belize,” which was awarded UNC’s Graduate Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Dissertation last year. Pettit identified three Maya women who were leaders in their communities and examined how their educational and other life experiences had influenced their success.
Graduate’s Psychological Safety Study Could Change Nursing Education
A University of Northern Colorado graduate’s dissertation has the potential to change education for nursing students everywhere.
“My two loves are nursing and education. I’m interested in trying to figure out how we can teach the next generation better and make them more prepared,” said Melissa Anozie.
Applied Statistics and Research Methods Graduate Uses Data Science to Improve Victim Outcomes
When Broomfield, Colorado-based data executive Idilio Moncivais searched for a university where he could study applied statistics combined with research methods, he found the University of Northern Colorado — the only university in the state and one of few nationwide to offer the program he wanted.
Dissertation Fellowship Supports Student’s Cancer Research
Lea Haverbeck Simon wants to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer patients. Haverbeck Simon, a student in the Sport and Exercise Science Ph.D. – Exercise Physiology Concentration program, was awarded a Dissertation Fellowship this year for her research, “Effects of Exercise Training on Circulating Cancer-Associated Immune Cells in Breast Cancer Patients.”
Criminal Justice Master’s Student Honored with Dean’s Citation for Excellence
When Naya Russell-Coprich started her studies at the University of Northern Colorado, she wanted to be a police officer like her grandfather — one of the first black police officers in Denver. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from UNC, Russell-Coprich has a new focus.
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With the combination of offerings on campus, off campus and online, UNC graduate programs are designed to fit around your busy schedule. No matter where you study we take pride in the fact you study with core UNC faculty.