By pursuing a Master of Science degree in Economics at the University of North Texas, students will be part of a program that hones their analytical skills for a rewarding career or prepares them for the rigors of a doctoral program in Economics. The necessary course work explores a variety of topics related to econometrics, mathematical approaches to economic theory, and microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. The Department of Economics offers more econometrics courses than 23 of the top 25 economics Ph.D. programs with specialties in econometrics. Students will learn from faculty members who publish in the field’s top journals and have earned prestigious teaching awards from the university and nationwide. Their research focuses on econometrics, applied microeconomics, applied macroeconomics, public economics and international economics.
The Forensic Science certification program is available to Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry majors. It is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in a crime laboratory or federal agency, and prepares students for medical school if they want to become a medical examiner. The strong curriculum follows the recommendations of the National Institute of Justice and primes them for the American Board of Criminalistics certification test. The university has the same cutting-edge equipment used in top crime labs across the nation. Uses range from gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for arson investigations to high-performance liquid chromatography for drug and trace analysis from a crime scene. The facilities include a new criminalistics lab specializing in fingerprint, ballistic and laser analysis.
The innovative curriculum of this course combines the fundamentals of mechanical engineering with broad specializations related to energy, manufacturing and design. The degree program is accredited by ABET. This distinction means the program meets or exceeds high standards of excellence in education. The university supports top-ranked research laboratories offering abundant possibilities for study and research. These opportunities will enrich their academic experience and enhance their career readiness. The Career Center, Learning Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources available to students at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in their major. The Learning Center offers workshops on speed reading, study skills and time management. Academic advisors will help them plan their class schedule each semester.
Art historians enhance people’s understanding of art and its place within society through their research. In the Department of Art Education and Art History, the Master of Arts degree in Art History is a gateway to careers in museums and galleries or future graduate study en route to an academic career. The faculty members have distinguished themselves through quality teaching, research and numerous publications and presentations. They've been Fulbright scholars and received fellowships from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Newberry Library and the Terra Foundation for American Art, among others. Faculty members are also affiliated with other areas across UNT, including Women's Studies, the Medieval Renaissance Consortium, Middle Eastern Studies and the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute.
The university features an innovative and project-oriented curriculum that reflects best practices in engineering education. Students will enjoy active learning experiences emphasizing knowledge and skills so they can solve real-world electrical engineering problems. These experiences are provided through industry-university joint projects. Working closely with faculty members, students can conduct groundbreaking research in a wide range of areas from artificial intelligence to data fusion to very-large-scale integration design. The faculty members are experienced and skilled scholars and researchers. They've helped students earn prestigious scholarships from NASA's Aeronautics Scholarship Program, which includes two years of financial support and a summer internship at a NASA research center.
In the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law, faculty members teach students how to successfully manage all financial aspects of a firm, understand its regulatory rules and realize how it fits into the financial market. Many students work full time and bring unique perspectives and experiences to the classroom. Students will develop a strong foundation in business by taking courses in accounting, economics, marketing and management in addition to studying finance. Tutoring for all undergraduate finance courses is provided in the Finance Academic Assistance Lab.