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.  


Welcome Week 2021: Thank you for joining the Graduate Student Welcome Webinar to learn more about student life and career readiness resources and to meet campus administrators and staff.  Please explore welcome week resources for additional information. 

Fall '21 at FSU: Campus is returning to normal, keeping safety first. Face-to-face classes, dining options, social events, and sports are all coming back. 2021-2022 will be a great year!

North Carolina Council of Graduate Schools 2021 Annual ConferenceThis annual conference will take place virtually on October 28 and 29 and focus on "Leading with Innovation: Addressing Opportunities of Graduate Schools." Registration is not required, and you can view the conference schedule and session information online.