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Why You Should Choose NCCU

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Graduate education in the School of Graduate Studies at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will present you with an opportunity to study and work with renowned scholars in an intimate and nurturing environment. Along with producing cutting-edge research, faculty are devoted to facilitating the teaching-learning relationship with students. Indeed, one of the many advantages of attending graduate school at NCCU is that sound research does not replace quality teaching, rather, scholarly activity influences the depth of instruction that you will receive in the university’s academic programs.

At NCCU, you will be encouraged and equipped to become 21st Century change agents. NCCU offers over 30 graduate programs, of which several are executive and professional degrees, and a Ph.D. in Integrated Biosciences.  You will have an opportunity to research as well as conduct practical, hands-on-training in state-of-the-art facilities. Working as a graduate research assistant in a lab, conducting workshops with teacher practitioners, presenting at conferences, publishing in critically-reviewed publications, and participating in organizations such as the Graduate Student Association (GSA) are only a few examples of how you will be able to develop both professionally and personally.

Becoming a part of the School of Graduate Studies will place you in an intellectually stimulating and vibrantly diverse community. Exchanging ideas and collaborating within a competitive university population, where over 20 countries and varied ideals are represented, will prepare you to not only participate but also compete at a global level. Although an HBCU (Historically Black College and University), NCCU is committed to diversity and excellence, and we intentionally and enthusiastically celebrate cultural differences and how they influence prescribed courses of action.

Additional reasons why you should choose NCCU:

  • NCCU is a fully accredited institution of higher learning, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Committed to student success
  • Affordable tuition
  • Low student/faculty ratio provides an intimate learning experience
  • Located in Durham, NC also known as the "City of Medicine"
  • Located less than 10 minutes from Research Triangle Park
  • The Raleigh/Durham area is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, which is known for its well-educated workforce and resident populations and for being culturally diverse 

After completing a rigorous master's level graduate program of study at NCCU, you will be prepared to navigate a terminal-degree program as well as pursue a career in your discipline. By becoming a member of an elite club of alumni who have benefited from an excellent academic and social learning experience, you will cement your success. We look forward to your joining the Eagle Family in a commitment to Eagle Excellence (E2) and making a positive difference in our global community.

NCCU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs and activities (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) in the University's educational programs and activities. For additional resources or to file a Title IX complaint, visit the NCCU's Title IX webpage.
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