Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals


Graduate Education is committed to the mission of Elizabeth City State University. Quality graduate degree programs are designed to meet the needs of the citizens of Northeastern North Carolina, the State, the Nation and the Global Community. Dedicated faculty and staff prepare students in a challenging, supportive, highly technical environment to compete and excel in a technologically advanced society for the Twenty-First Century Global Economy.


The vision of Graduate Education at Elizabeth City State University is to provide students with the advanced knowledge and skills, utilizing innovative technologies, that will secure the future intellectual leadership in the knowledge economy. Our students will serve as leaders in Northeastern North Carolina, the State, the Nation and the Global Community.

Graduate Education Strategic Plan 2010-2014

Student Program Outcomes

  • To develop an understanding of research methodology and the application of research findings to advance knowledge;
  • To develop the ability to master and utilize discipline-appropriate skills in a problem solving environment;
  • To develop skills, knowledge and experience necessary for professional employment and growth; and
  • To develop the ability to communicate effectively in ways which are appropriate to a given discipline or field.

The policies, rules and regulations provided in the website are an abbreviated version. Please view Elizabeth City State University's official Policies and Procedures Manual and/or other full print documents.