The Graduate School

Fayetteville State University is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in North Carolina. Today, we proudly provide quality, affordable educational opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students.


Are you ready to take your career to the next level? The graduate degree, certificate, and licensure programs in the Broadwell College of Business and Economics, the College of Education, the College of Health, Science, and Technology, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University offer you various opportunities to expand your personal and professional development.


First, explore the programs that interest you, being sure to explore the face-to-face and online learning options. Second, review the admissions criteria, and contact admissions for application information. Third, identify your program directors and coordinators, and direct academic program questions to them. Good luck in your search for an exciting and stimulating path to personal and professional development.


Fayetteville State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate level degrees. FSU also is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE), and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), in addition to having institutional membership in professional organizations.


The mission of the Graduate School is to encourage and support student and faculty participation in research, scholarship, and service. The Graduate School is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service and to preparing graduates to lead meaningful and productive lives. The Graduate School strives to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation of students in all disciplines.  

COVID-19 Updates

University-Wide Updates: Please continue monitoring your FSU email and FSU's COVID-19 website for university-wide updates.
Update on Entrance Examination Requirements for Graduate AdmissionIf you are unable to take an entrance examination due to the COVID-19 epidemic, please contact your graduate program for additional information.