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Domestic Graduate Applicants

In order to be considered a domestic applicant for the purposes of applying to a graduate, professional, or doctoral program at NCCU, an applicant must be a US citizen or a legal permanent resident.  Individuals who are permanent residents should upload a copy of their permanent resident card to the online application and expect to present the original card to an admissions officer.

General Admission Requirements 

  • Have at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Online graduate admission application
  • Application fee: $50.00 (The application fee can be paid by credit/debit card at the time you submit your application or by money order.  All money orders must be mailed to NCCU’s School of Graduate Studies.)
  • Official copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (must be received in sealed university envelopes)
  • At least two Application Evaluation and Recommendation Forms (please access the forms through the online application; recommenders can also upload letters of recommendation)
  • GRE or GMAT scores, if required by degree program (cannot be more than 5 years old)
  • Statement of personal/professional purpose
  • Note:  Some programs require a resume, a writing sample, or other additional materials.  For the admission requirements for the program you are interested in applying to, please use our Graduate Studies Contact Form to request more information.

How to Apply

NC Central University will be using a new application system starting with summer 2020 admissions applications.  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 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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