Students who complete our graduate studies program leave NCCU with an M.S. in Drug Discovery or Biomanufacturing. The program, which places an emphasis on lab research, provides a solid foundation for those who plan to continue their education at the doctoral level. The development of our Ph.D. program is currently underway. This two-year program has been developed by our highly credentialed faculty (nearly 100% of whom have industry experience) and biotechnology experts, including representatives from Biogen Idec, Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer Corporation and Novozymes. We also have a dedicated career development staff that helps students obtain assistantships, work aid and scholarships, find jobs and more. Our students also have the opportunity to take advantage of cross-departmental offerings with the NCCU Schools of Law and Business to participate in classes associated with bioethics and intellectual property. Specialized classes are also available through North Carolina State University’s BTEC program and through the North Carolina Community College system.
The General Assembly of 1939 authorized the establishment of graduate study programs in liberal arts and the professions at North Carolina Central University. In ensuing years with the creation of several programs, the Graduate School has grown to offering degrees in the following.
College of Behavioral and Sciences
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science and Technology
School of Business
School of Education
School of Liberal Arts
School of Library and Information Sciences
The mission of the School of Graduate Studies is to provide world-class education and to produce leaders that are culturally sensitive and engaged in their respective fields of study.