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Applying to Graduate School at NCCU

All graduate admission procedures and requirements for graduate programs at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) were developed to maintain the integrity of the UNC educational system and NCCU. These requirements and procedures were established to meet standards as dictated by the University administration and accreditation criteria. Currently, all applications for graduate admission to programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (CBSS), School of Business, and School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS) are processed by the School of Graduate Studies.  

Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or a 3.00 in the last 60 credit hours of study at the undergraduate level. Please note that this is a general GPA requirement for graduate admissions and that the degree program you wish to apply to may require a different minimum GPA.  

Note: NC Central University will be using a new application system starting with the summer 2020 admissions application.  Persons interested in applying to an NC Central University graduate program, which includes master's, doctoral (PhD), certificate, and licensure graduate programs, should apply using the following graduate admissions applications:

Submitting Supporting Documents

Except for those applying to Law and Communication Disorders, all applicants should submit official copies of their supporting documents only to the School of Graduate Studies.  Transcripts should be sent electronically to gradadmissions@nccu.edu. Letters of recommendation will be submitted electronically by the recommenders.  Test scores should be sent to graduate school code 5495.  Any documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be mailed to the following address:

School of Graduate Studies
North Carolina Central University
ATTN:  Graduate Admissions
Taylor Education Building, Room 123
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC  27707

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