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
  • 13 National Science Foundation CAREER award winners
  • 12 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement awards
  • 8 Grammy and Emmy Award winners and nominees
  • 6 members of National Academies, including Engineering, Sciences and Inventors

Revolutionary Research, Remarkable Results

Join our family of award-winning innovators. At UNT, you’ll have access to top resources, facilities and industry-changing interdisciplinary research. From developing powerful educational technology through the NetDragon Digital Research Centre to engineering crops that treat neurological disorders through the BioDiscovery Institute, your opportunities to change the world are limitless

Tier One research university

23 Research Centers and Institutes

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


Collaborative Research, Collective Benefit

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

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

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

Join Our Standout Students

Melissa Collini
“What I love about the graduate chemistry program at UNT is the community in the department. I feel supported, and I know my professors want me to succeed. I’m getting the tools I need to be successful while I pursue my degree and after I graduate.”

Melissa Collini
Ph.D. student
Organic Chemistry


Renee Cloutier, Ph.D. student, Behavioral Science
Winner of a prestigious $71,000 National Institute of Health award, she's carrying out research on teen social anxiety.


José Torres-Ramos, Ph.D. student, Ethnomusicology
The first UNT Ph.D. student in this discipline to win the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, he’s researching mariachi and masculinity in performance in Mexico.

A doctorate is within your reach

The cost of education shouldn’t get in the way of the career you want. As a public university, UNT is affordable and provides many doctoral students with assistance — including nationally competitive packages for outstanding candidates.

The university offers more than 2,000 fellowships and assistantships each year. Our academic departments offer excellent scholarships, and the Toulouse Graduate School helps fund travel to national conferences.


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

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

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.