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Admissions for Graduate Students

Applicants seeking to pursue graduate studies at Fayetteville State University will be considered for admission in one of these distinct categories: 1) admitted degree seeking at the doctoral or master’s levels; 2) provisional degree seeking; 3) teacher licensure; 4) graduate certificate; or 5) professional development. Prospective students are advised to review each of these categories and follow the application guidelines delineated below that are appropriate to their personal, academic, and career goals. Degree-seeking applicants must also consult the appropriate section in this catalog for further application and admission guidelines for specific degree programs.

All application materials should be submitted to the appropriate address listed below. Individuals seeking to pursue degrees or courses for professional development in the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Education must submit applications to:

Office of Admissions
Fayetteville State University, Collins Building - 2nd Floor
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298

Admissions: 910.672.1374
Toll free: 800.222.2594
Fax: 910.672.1414

To ensure an admission decision prior to the desired semester of entry, applicants must submit all applications materials by the appropriate priority deadline listed below. Applicants who submit applications after priority deadlines will be considered for admission as professional development (non-degree seeking) students. See application guidelines below for further information.


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