School of Graduate Studies


Committed to "Truth and Service," amplified by Eagle Excellence, and braced by the Eagle Promise.

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Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies prepares professionals to advance in their career while working alongside faculty and professionals to develop strategic critical-thinking skills. 

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Graduate Admissions and Application Deadline Updates

Check for application deadline updates for upcoming admitting terms.


Among HBCU’s in the nation (U.S. & World News Report, 2019)


Best Online Colleges in North Carolina (College Choice, 2018)


Best Value among Black Colleges and Universities (Best Value Schools, 2019)

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Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate study at North Carolina Central University provides qualified individuals seeking advanced degrees with a broader, deeper, and more thorough acquaintance with scholarship and research in their chosen field.

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Graduate Admissions

Applications for admission to Graduate School at NCCU can be submitted online using the ApplyYourself online application system, making application a pain-free process! 


Master's Students


Doctoral Professional Practice Students


Doctoral Research/Scholarship Students

NC Residency for Tuition Purposes

If you intend to claim NC Residency for tuition purposes (meaning you expect to pay the in-state tuition rate), please be advised that residency is no longer determined by universities in the UNC System. 

Funding your graduate education is as important as selecting the right graduate program. NCCU offers enrolled students financial support through graduate assistantships and tuition awards and remissions.

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Assistantships involve providing instructional support, administrative support, or supervised teaching or research to the University.

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NC Central offers financial assistance in the form of Graduate Tuition Awards and Graduate Tuition Remissions.

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Additional sources of funding include scholarships, loans, and grants, providing a variety of ways to fund your future!

Professional Development

As part of its mission, the NCCU School of Graduate Studies provides professional development programs to help graduate students "Take the Lead" on their career path. 

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New Graduate Student Orientation


The New Graduate Student Orientation will be held on August 9 at 5:30 p.m.

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Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association is your voice on campus! Connect with us to learn about the many resources available to you and our upcoming events.

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