The Graduate School at Western Carolina University serves to support graduate students and faculty, beginning with the support of prospective students as they explore programs of interest and move through the application process. The central mission of the Graduate School is to provide services and resources to promote an engaged and diverse community of study and to ensure quality graduate education and active scholarship. The Graduate School will advocate for graduate students, faculty, and programs to benefit the scholarly activities within the university and the region.
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Western's main campus is located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, in a valley of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Scenic vistas, clear whitewater streams, and dense forests abound in our mountain environment. While the climate is mild, four distinct seasons offer a variety of picturesque scenes at any time of year.
Western Carolina University operates an instructional site at Biltmore Park Towne Square in Asheville where it offers graduate programs in business, nursing, counseling, and more.
WCU is home to top-ranked graduate programs in fields ranging from nursing to education to business. We build online learning communities that bring accomplished students together with professors dedicated to their success.