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Division of Academic Affairs

Graduate Programs


An experience beyond education


 Course offerings are available in the evenings and online to accommodate students who work full-time. Courses are also offered in summer school.

Qualified graduates of accredited colleges and universities are eligible to seek admission to graduate education programs at Elizabeth City State University. Admission to pursue graduate study is accomplished in two steps: one, by admission to the university through the Office of Graduate Education and two, by admission to a selected program through the appropriate school and major department.

Elizabeth City State University operates on the semester system. Courses numbered 500 or higher can be counted toward completion of the graduate degree. The fall and spring semesters are approximately fifteen weeks each. Enrollment during the fall and spring semesters is required. Failure to have continued enrollment during fall and spring will require a candidate to complete a Request for Readmission form from the Registrar's Office. The summer school consists of two five week sessions and one ten week session.

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1. Meet the minimum admissions requirements

Prospective graduate students must meet the following criteria for admission.

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum, overall undergraduate GPA: 2.5 OR 3.0 for last 60 credit hours of study


2. Submit an online application

Complete the graduate student online application and pay a $30 non-refundable application fee.

3. Submit one copy of your official transcripts

Send transcripts to:

Elizabeth City State University
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
120 Marion D. Thorpe Sr. Administration Bldg.
1704 Weeksville Rd.
Campus Box 901
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

4. Include three recommendations

Three (3) recommendations from people qualified to evaluate your ability to pursue graduate study in the program of choice.

5. Submit GRE/MAT Scores (Optional)

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores are recommended but not required for admission.

6. TOEFL or IELTS Scores (For International Students)

Student applying from other countries or whose native language is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores to be considered for admission. Visit the International Students page for more information.

7. Complete other forms, as applicable

Financial Guarantee Form (forthcoming after admission)
NC Residency Form

8. Complete Health Form (required)

Submit a completed health form via the Admissions Portal.

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