Prospective Students

Welcome Future Pirate!  We are very excited that you have interest in pursuing graduate education here at East Carolina University!

ECU currently offers a multitude of online and face-to-face certificate, graduate, and doctoral programs aimed to equip students with the education and skills needed to excel in their professional careers.  Our programs are designed to accommodate traditional and non-traditional students from various fields and disciplines.  Students at ECU are led by highly-qualified professionals who have diverse professional and research backgrounds. While pursuing a degree at ECU, students can gain real-world experience through internships, practicums, and volunteer opportunities.  Individuals who are not yet ready to pursue a graduate degree or certificate but want to take a couple courses to sample our offerings are also welcomed.  Non-degree students often enroll in courses to satisfy prerequisite requirements for degree programs, to gain professional enrichment, or to gain knowledge in an area of interest.

Explore the sections below to see the extraordinary options ECU offers and how you can become an ECU Pirate today. If you would like to receive additional information sign up using the “Request More Information” form.