Theory & Practice
Virginia Kay, PhD student and a puppy parent, finds parallels in her research on human motivation and the dog's willingness to serve.
Students value the mentoring relationships they build with our faculty. Watch video on Professor Jayashankar M. Swaminathan. More
UNC Gives You More
Reward your initiative and tenacity with a top-ranked doctorate program that fully prepares you for greatness.
Develop into a research expert in any of our six rigorous doctorate programs, each of which will position you with career options you never may have thought possible. Here’s what you can expect:
Powerful Research Options
We provide you the latest technical skills and intellectual strategies needed to do creative and significant research. You tailor your studies to your overall goals.
Count on our nationally renowned faculty for research motivation and open-door communication. The mentoring relationships built here often last a lifetime.
The demands of the PhD program require tireless curiosity and a strict work ethic. To help you meet those expectations, we offer generous financial support and one-of-a-kind access to resources to enhance your research efforts.
If you’re ready to challenge yourself, make sure to choose a program that has the resources and the environment to prepare you for a rewarding career in academia. Pursue one of the proven, powerfully designed doctoral degrees found at UNC Kenan-Flagler.