Graduate Programs

Economics (MS)

The Master of Science in Economics is a comprehensive program combining economic analysis with advanced quantitative methods to prepare students for analytical management positions in a variety of industries. The program has a strong track record of placing alums in Fortune 500 firms, PhD programs, and government jobs. The M.S. Economics is a part of the Belk College of Business, an AACSB International accredited business program located in the second largest financial center in the U.S., giving students a unique networking opportunity while pursuing their degree. Students engage in a...

Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare educational administrators who can assume mid-level and senior-level leadership positions in universities or community colleges and public or non-public schools. The program includes Higher Education, Superintendency (School and District Leadership), and Learning, Design and Technology concentrations. Applicants to the Ed.D. in Higher Education should apply to the Educational Leadership (EDD) program (Main Campus Program). Applicants to the Ed.D. in Superintendency should apply to the Educational Leadership (Off-Campus -...

Educational Leadership (MED)

The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) program focuses on multifaceted leadership development by preparing students for the demands of leadership across the educational pipeline, including in higher education settings. This program primarily focuses on higher education administration and those wishing to pursue administrative careers in colleges and universities in areas such as student affairs, academic advising/support, residence life, admissions, etc. This program does not lead to P-12 administrative licensure; if you are seeking to become a P-12 administrator, please visit...

Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation prepares education professionals who seek advanced research, data analyses, and evaluation skills for positions in a wide variety of educational institutions including higher education, K-12 school districts, for-profit companies, nonprofit agencies, community colleges, think tanks, government organizations and other institutions concerned with solving problems in education. The Ph.D. program targets experienced educators who hold a master's degree in a related educational field. Individuals that are attracted to the new program...

Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

The Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering provides students with the breadth of knowledge in Electrical and Computer Engineering and depth of knowledge in their chosen research area. The department is staffed with a prestigious faculty conducting research in various areas that include: Analog, mixed-signal, and RF electronic circuits; Communication and signal processing; Computer engineering; Control systems; Electromagnetics; Optoelectronics and microelectronics; and Power systems.

Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering provides advanced knowledge and research experience in a chosen area of electrical and computer engineering. Successful doctoral candidates learn how to acquire advanced knowledge from published research articles, identify research problems, formulate plausible approaches to solve them, analyze and evaluate proposed solutions, and present technical material orally and in writing.

Elementary Education (MAT)

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education is a 9 credit hour program. Completion of the program awards the graduate the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education and qualifies them for North Carolina’s Standard Professional 2 (SP2) Professional Educator’s License in Elementary Education. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary Education requires a total of 39 semester credit hours to be taken in two sequenced phases, Phase I: The Graduate Certificate in Elementary Education (21 hours) an on-campus only program and Phase II: The Master of Arts in...

Elementary Education (MED)

The Master of Education in Elementary Education is designed for experienced teachers who wish to become instructional leaders, advanced practitioners, and global educators. Every course in the program is a 100% online course that is offered either synchronously with scheduled online class meetings or asynchronously with no scheduled class meetings. The program is directed towards helping practitioners to develop leadership skills as well as specialized content knowledge to effectively impact challenges in urban elementary classrooms. It is also focused on helping teachers acquire additional...

Elementary School Mathematics (CERT)

***This program is not accepting applications for 2024.*** The Elementary School Mathematics graduate certificate is an 18-hour web-based program that meets the requirements for the North Carolina Elementary School Mathematics Add-On License. Individuals applying to this graduate certificate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and a valid teaching license in Elementary Education (Grades K-6).

Emergency Management (CERT)

As part of the Master of Public Administration program, the graduate certificate in Emergency Management provides education and training for the public and nonprofit sectors to conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the field of public administration and serve the community. Specialized training can be obtained in this certificate without having to pursue the MPA master's degree.