The Graduate School's Mission

Mission Statement

The mission of the Graduate School is to maximize student success, serve the public and transform the region through ECU’s graduate programs. The Graduate School leads development and administration of ECU’s graduate programs by:

  • Facilitating the development of new and existing programs
  • Establishing and implementing effective academic policy
  • Recruiting, retaining and graduating high-quality students
  • Distributing resources strategically and equitably
  • Assuring graduate program quality
  • Encouraging and supporting scholarship and creative activity
  • Implementing efficient and effective best practices

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration

The Graduate School’s Statement on Social Injustice

The Graduate School values and promotes diversity and inclusiveness in our community, our partners, our faculty, staff and students. The Graduate School condemns racism and discrimination in all forms.  Please read the November 2020 Grad School Social Injustice statement to the graduate student body.