The goals of the Graduate Education Program at Elizabeth City State University are:
- 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, professional growth, and/or further graduate study; and
- To develop the ability to communicate effectively in ways that are appropriate to a given discipline or field.