Exceptional Faculty and Research

Learn from the Best

1,600 Faculty Experts

Distinguished scholars, researchers and artists who are widely recognized in their field for excellence and mentorship:

  • More than 70 Fulbright Scholars
  • 14 National Science Foundation CAREER award winners
  • 12 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement awards
  • 8 Grammy and Emmy Award winners and nominees
  • 5 members of National Academies, including Engineering, Sciences and Inventors

Research in Action

Join our family of award-winning innovators. At UNT, you’ll have access to top researchers and industry-changing interdisciplinary research. From developing new autonomous mobility systems through the Center for Integrated Intelligent Mobility Systems to engineering crops that treat neurological disorders through the BioDiscovery Institute, your opportunities to change the world are limitless.

Tier One research university


Center for Play Therapy
The largest play therapy training program in the world, attracting graduate students from all 50 states as well as Canada, Mexico, China and other countries

Castleberry Peace Institute
The only peace science regional institute in the southern U.S.

Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UNT’s new sustainable business platform and startup incubator, connecting entrepreneurial ventures with industry leaders and corporate partners




Studying AIR POLLUTANT EFFECTS on cardiovascular disease and obesity
» Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology

Using BIG DATA ANALYSIS and logistics research to support a sustainable global economy
» Marketing, Logistics and Operations Management, Computer Science and Engineering

Combining ARTS AND SCIENCE by photographing bird feathers to measure biomonitors
» Geography, Photography, Biology

Join Our Standout Students


Alisa Coffey
D.M.A. student, Harp Performance
As a doctoral candidate in UNT’s renowned Music Arts program and the principal harpist in the Arkansas Symphony, Alisa’s talents have been recognized by the Israel International Harp Competition, CNN and The Washington Post. Her research in the Suzuki method and other memorization techniques promotes making musical training more accessible to children.

Thasina Tabashum
Ph.D. student, Computer Science and Engineering
Biomedical AI Lab Manager

Thasina uses machine learning to improve health outcomes and reduce treatment costs for individuals with transfemoral amputations who use a micro-processor-controlled knee.


Joshua Lopez
Ph.D. student, History
The inaugural recipient of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Fellowship, he's exploring the unique relationships people have with food, specifically those who identify as queer and Chicanx/Latinx.

State-Of-Art Facilities, Including

Business Leadership Building

Certified LEED Gold for sustainability and home to the Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research and the Complex Logistics Systems Laboratory, among others

Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing

Newly established with $10 million in funding from the Texas Legislature, and part of one of the nation's most advanced university research facilities for materials processing and additive manufacturing

Assistantships and Fellowships

The graduate school and individual departments offer thousands of options to teach or complete research with faculty members.

Learn more about resources for teaching and research excellence.