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Graduate Degree Programs

(click on degree title for more information. Contact us with questions, options@ecu.edu.)

Business Administration - MBA

Communication - MA

Communication Sciences and Disorders - MS**

Computer Science - MS

Construction Management - MCM

Criminal Justice - MS

Education - MAEd

Educational Specialist / Educational Leadership - EdS

English - MA

Environmental Health - MSEH

Health Education - MA

Health Informatics and Information Management - MS

Instructional Technology - MS

Library Science - MLS

Music Education - MM

Network Technology - MS

Nursing - MSN

Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)**

Nursing - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)**

Nutrition - MS

Occupational Safety - MS

Public Administration - MPA**

School Administration - MSA** (cohort based)

Security Studies - MS

Software Engineering - MS

Technology Management - MS

**Some on-campus or off-site face-to-face attendance is required. Contact the department for details.

For a list of program contacts and advisors, click here.
For a guide on getting started, click here. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact us, options@ecu.edu.


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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 destateauth@ecu.edu.