The University of North Carolina Partnership for National Security is a system-wide effort to support the service member, contribute to the mission, and grow North Carolina's economy.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill first started enrolling students in 1795 and is the oldest public university in the United States.


Chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on December 11, 1789, the university’s cornerstone was laid on October 12, 1793, near the ruins of a chapel, chosen because of its central location within the state. Beginning instruction of undergraduates in 1795, UNC is the only institution to confer degrees in the eighteenth century. The University current enrolls over 25,000 students and offers 120 bachelor’s degrees, 80 master’s degrees and a slew of Ph.D programs.

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  • UNC Core is an online online education program designed to help students complete the general education requirements needed for most online degree programs. UNC Core, a program administered by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Friday Center for Continuing Education, makes it easy for active duty service members and veterans to earn core credit any time, any place. Learn more here.

  • The UNC Physician Assistant Program master’s program gives veterans the education and opportunity to lend their unique health-care and leadership skills to benefit citizens across North Carolina. The PA program aims to promote high-quality, accessible, patient-centered health care for the people of North Carolina and the nation through excellence in education, scholarship, and clinical service. Learn more here.

  • The UNC- Chapel Hill online Master of Public Administration, MPA@UNC: Continue Serving Your Country by Leading It allows active duty and veteran members of the armed services to apply their military experience to earning a Master of Public Administration from the UNC School of Government, a national leader in public management education. By leveraging the latest advancements in online technology, MPA@UNC offers the knowledge and skills required to hold leadership positions in state, local, and federal governments, as well as nonprofit organizations.

  • Military Student Support

  • The Veterans Military Advocacy Student Organization (VMASO) is a student group at the UNC School of Law that offers pro bono legal services to veterans, assisting them in securing the military benefits they are entitled to based on their service to our country. The objective of the organization is two-fold: first, to provide pro bono legal services to veterans; second, to educate the Carolina Law student body on Veterans Affairs legal issues.

  • The Veterans Association at Kenan-Flagler Business School is an organization for military and government service veterans and those who support them. The Veterans Association provides outreach and advice to service members who are MBA applicants, transition and professional assistance for currently enrolled veterans, and networking and camaraderie for all veteran students of not only the Business School but the UNC community in general. Learn more here.


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