Graduate Certificates

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Online Graduate Certificate Programs

A total of 46 out of 72 of ECU's Graduate Certificates can be completed online. Click on certificate title for more information.

Assistive Technology


Behavior Specialist

Business Foundations

Business Analytics

Community College Instruction

Computer Based Instruction

Computer Network Professional

Criminal Justice Education

Cyber Security Professional


Distance Learning and Administration

Dual Language Immersion Administration

Education in the Health Care Professions

Ethnic and Rural Health Disparities

Elementary Mathematics Education

Finance (w/MBA)

Health Care Administration

Health Care Management (w/MBA)

Health Communication

Health Informatics

Health Information Management

Hospitality Management

International Management*

Lean Six-Sigma Black-Belt

Management Information Systems (w/MBA)


Multicultural and Transnational Literatures

Physical Education Clinical Supervision

Professional Communication

Project Management

Public Health Foundations and Practice

Public Management and Leadership*

Rehabilitation Counseling

Residential Construction Management

Security Studies

Special Endorsement in Computer Education

Sport Management (w/MBA)

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Counseling

Supply Chain Management

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Vocational Evaluation

Website Developer

*Some on-campus attendance is required. See department for details and requirements.
For a comprehensive list of all graduate certificates, including campus only certificates, click here (choose 'certificate' and 'online' from the drop-down menus).

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Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement:

All applicable ECU academic programs prepare students to sit for licensure in North Carolina.  In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure ECU is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina.  ECU cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina.  Please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside North Carolina.  

Important Note to Residents Outside North Carolina:

Admission of applicants outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate or individual online course offered by East Carolina University, is dependent on ECU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required.

East Carolina University delivers online education programs and courses throughout the United States and internationally. All programs have been approved by the University of North Carolina General Administration. Many states have prescribed an “authorization” process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents to ensure quality post-secondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree, and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens.

East Carolina University has taken steps to protect its students and operations through nationwide compliance: by participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); obtaining authorization, approval, exemptions and waivers; or confirming that East Carolina University can operate without such authorization because the state’s laws do not pertain to a public institution, to an accredited institution, or to the ECU’s activities in that state.

As of November 14, 2016, East Carolina University is approved by to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that are members of SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states.  States and institutions that choose to become members of SARA operate under a set of policies and standards overseen by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements and administered by four regional higher education compacts.   For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership.

Because authorization is an evolving area, please check this site again for the latest statement from ECU.

For questions or concerns specific to the state authorization process, contact us at