Welcome to the Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Education

The Office of Graduate Studies, Professional Education, and Sponsored Programs is an important complement to UNC Asheville's core mission—providing an outstanding undergraduate experience for traditional-aged college students. UNC Asheville's ability to respond rapidly to greater Asheville depends, to a great degree, on the university's ability to serve the post-baccalaureate, professional, extension/distance and continuing education needs of Western North Carolinians. 


If you have questions about:

Please contact the Program Office at 828-251-6099. 


If you have questions about:

  • Test preparation courses for standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Teacher training programs, such as Effective Teacher Training/ Substitute Teacher Training and the Advanced Placement Summer Institute
  • Test proctoring services

Please contact Professional Education at 828-250-2353.


We continually evaluate and update course offerings to meet the needs of Western North Carolina residents. Our staff welcomes your suggestions and ideas for future offerings.