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
  • 12 National Science Foundation CAREER award winners
  • 11 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement awards
  • 8 Grammy and Emmy Award winners and nominees
  • 4 National Academies of Engineering, Sciences and Inventors members
  • 2 Pulitzer Prize nominees

Revolutionary Research, Remarkable Results

Join our family of award-winning innovators. With exceptional, high-impact research happening every day—from developing powerful educational technology through the NetDragon Digital Research Centre to engineering crops that treat neurological disorders or reduce greenhouse emissions through the BioDiscovery Institute — your options are limitless.

Tier One research university

23 Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI)
An interdisciplinary research center housed in UNT’s world-renowned College of Music, focused on the integration of experimental music, art and technology

Science Education Research Lab
Texas Environmental Excellence Award winner

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

Cape Horn Field Station in Chile
The world's first field research facility dedicated to environmental philosophy, science and policy

Materials Research Facility (MRF)
Renowned for materials science research and providing researchers with access to one of the nation’s most advanced combinations of materials analysis instruments, from the macro to atomic levels

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

Big Breakthroughs, Better World

Examples include:

♦ Cancer Treatment and Detection
Conducting cancer-fighting research across disciplines, from finding a new protein in one of the deadliest types of breast cancer to pioneering studies of ethnic-specific susceptibility to certain types of cancer

♦ Better Biofuels...
from plant oils for a cleaner future

♦ Big Data Analysis...
and complex logistics research to support a sustainable global economy

♦ Breaking Steel Barriers...
with new, powerful metal alloys for aerospace and beyond

State-of-the-Art Facilities

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

Discovery Park
UNT's 300-acre research park, one of the largest of its kind in the region and home to the College of Engineering, the College of Information and the Center for Information and Computer Security

Student Research Spotlight

“I’m a more competitive candidate in my industry thanks to the excellent mentorship I’ve received from my faculty advisors and a focus on research that solves real-world problems.”

Ethan McBride
Ph.D. Student
Analytical Chemistry

Ethan McBride

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.