Fayetteville State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate level degrees. FSU is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), in addition to having institutional membership in professional organizations.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is dedicated to meeting the academic and professional needs of students through high quality, cutting edge, accessible graduate degree and certificate programs. With a strong commitment to community service and research, the College of Arts and Sciences uses cutting edge technology and teaching strategies to empower students to improve the quality of life of all members of society.
The MBA Program, which is accredited by AACSB International, is designed to meet the educational and/or career goals of: (1) business professionals who wish to advance in their careers, (2) other professionals interested in changing careers by pursuing an advanced degree in business, and (3) individuals who are considering a doctoral degree in business. The core curriculum consists of 27 credit hours followed by 9 elective credit hours to obtain a general MBA degree or 9 hours in a concentration to acquire a specialization in Finance, Healthcare Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Management, or Marketing. Twelve hours in the concentration are required for a specialization in Project Management or Healthcare Management. Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree in a business related field or are in need of refresher courses in the functional areas of business may be advised to enroll in up to 15 additional credits hours of foundation courses. The decision to take foundation courses is made in consultation with the MBA Director.
The College of Education meets rigorous professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other school specialists and is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The College of Education is committed to educating and preparing individuals for professions in the fields of education, research, and service, and seeks to prepare education professionals as facilitators of learning through the development of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning patterns. The College of Education offers a Doctor of Education, Master of School Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, and licensure programs in over 20 areas of concentration.