East Carolina University

Introduction

Tomorrow Starts Here

From modest beginnings as a teacher training school, East Carolina University (ECU) has grown to become an emerging, national research university with an enrollment of more than 27,000 students. The campus is located in Greenville, North Carolina, less than a two-hour drive to both the state capital, Raleigh, to the west and Atlantic Coast beaches to the east. East Carolina offers 105 bachelor’s degree programs, 85 master’s degree programs, 18 doctoral degree programs, 1 intermediate degree program [EdS], 2 first-professional degree programs in medicine [MD] and dentistry [DMD], and 77 departmental certificates. East Carolina University is a vibrant community with a wide array of programs and services including the performing arts series, leadership development programs, community service opportunities, student organization involvement and campus recreation. To learn more about how to attend East Carolina University as an international undergraduate student please kindly e-mail international@ecu.edu with specific questions.

Highlighted Programs

College of Business:

In the College of Business at ECU, we shape the leaders of tomorrow. No matter what career path our students choose, we prepare and challenge them with the necessary skills to think, act, and lead in today's business world. For more than 75 years, the College of Business has enjoyed a rich tradition. Plus, we are one of only two institutions in North Carolina - and 120 worldwide - that has been continuously AACSB-accredited since 1967. We are an innovator in distance education, too, and take pride in our program's strength, value, and flexibility.

College of Engineering:

At ECU, our highest priority is the excellence of our engineering program and we achieve this through small engineering classes taught by faculty, project based learning, and high faculty-student interaction. ECU Engineering prepares our graduates for 21st century engineering challenges. We believe successful engineers must have a broad base of technical skills to assure they can meet the engineering challenges of the future. ECU offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with five possible areas of concentration:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Department of Biology:

We are a broad department that emphasizes integrative approaches drawing from across the life sciences. We have particular strengths in biodiversity, coastal ecology, and several areas of molecular biology and biotechnology. We offer undergraduate majors in Biology and Biochemistry and graduate opportunities at both the MS and PhD levels. Our faculty, students, and staff have received a wide range of honors and awards and some of their achievements are highlighted on this site.

Department of Psychology:

The Department of Psychology at East Carolina University consists of 36 faculty members, the staff of the PASS Clinic, and the five members of our office staff, as well as almost 800 undergraduate majors/minor and 100 graduate students. In addition to our Undergraduate program, we offer a doctoral degree in Health Psychology with concentrations in Clinical Health Psychology, Occupational Health Psychology, and Pediatric School Psychology, as well as a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a MA/CAS in School Psychology.

The Department of Psychology offers both a major (BA) and a minor in Psychology. The BA degree requires 120 total credit hours, with 42 hours of liberal arts foundation courses, 12 hours of a foreign language (1001 to 1004), 35 hours in the study of Psychology, a minor, and general electives. The Psychology minor requires 24 hours of study in Psychology. The Psychology curriculum at ECU is similar to that of other major universities and colleges across the country. Specifically, it provides the student with a background in the various areas of study in psychology and the research techniques used in the scientific study of behavior and thought.

School of Art and Design:

With 500+ undergraduate students, 40+ graduate students, and approximately 50 faculty members, the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University is the most comprehensive art school in North Carolina and one of the largest in the Southeast. Our students come from North Carolina, the east coast and several foreign countries. More than half of freshmen have had at least two years of art in high school while approximately forty percent have had three or more years.

The East Carolina University School of Art and Design has been an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design since 1962. Forty continuous years of specialized accreditation has resulted in a rigorous curriculum with flexibility and practical applications. The School of Art and Design is going through the reaccreditation process in 2014. This recognition is the hallmark of the faculty's dedication to effective teaching and the creation of the professional artist.

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Master of Science in Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Greenville

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program at East Carolina University prepares you for an accounting career and for successful completion of the CPA exam. [+]

The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program at East Carolina University prepares you for an accounting career and for successful completion of the CPA exam. Students gain in-depth knowledge of auditing, taxation, financial accounting, cost accounting, and accounting systems, plus an overview of management in profit and nonprofit organizations. The MSA program integrates the content of the certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified management accountant professional examinations. One of the unique aspects of the ECU MSA is that students sit for the CPA exam in the last semester of the program. This gives our students a competitive advantage when applying for jobs after graduation. Who can earn an MSA? Our MSA program is designed for both business and non-business undergraduates. It is completely self-contained, requiring no prerequisite business experience or course work for admission. We customize the program to fit each student based on past academic experience and future career goals. The program is very flexible; you can take between one to five classes each semester. Please note the MSA is a campus-based program, and therefore online courses are not offered. In general, for a non-business undergraduate student, an MSA is usually 45 semester hours. A business undergraduate but non-accounting major is usually required to take 39 hours. Students with an accounting undergraduate degree may be required to take as few as 30 hours. In all cases, the number of classes is dependent upon your past academic experience and performance [-]

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Greenville

The Biology Department has two separate master's degree programs, one in Biology and one in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. [+]

The Biology Department has two separate master's degree programs, one in Biology and one in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The two programs differ in their curricula, and in the focus of the training provided. Students in the MS Biology program are trained to pursue doctoral level programs in biology and the health sciences, or applied work (eg. laboratory technician, teaching, environmental work) in these areas. Students choose courses relevant to one of three areas of concentration: evolutionary biology, organismic biology (eg. botany, zoology, fisheries), or cell biology. The MS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program also trains students for entry into doctoral level programs in biology and the health sciences, but the coursework is more heavily grounded in practical laboratory coursework emphasizing skills relevant to the biotechnology industry. These courses include those that focus on genetic engineering, protein biochemistry, cell culture technology, transgenic technology and bioinformatics/genomics. Students are provided with guidance concerning employment opportunities in the biotechnology industry and where possible contacts are created for them through industry liaisons, which include a network of former graduates. [-]

MA

Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Greenville

The goal of the East Carolina University MA, CAS school psychology program is to prepare highly qualified, entry-level school psychologists to work with children, families, and other professionals in public schools. [+]

The goal of the East Carolina University MA, CAS school psychology program is to prepare highly qualified, entry-level school psychologists to work with children, families, and other professionals in public schools. The school psychologist draws on multifaceted skills from both psychology and education for the purpose of promoting healthy academic, cognitive, social and emotional development and is expected to have appreciation for human diversity and respect for each person with whom the psychologist will come into contact. The school psychologist is concerned with enhancing teacher effectiveness, creating a positive classroom environment for children, and influencing educational practices within the school setting. The school psychologist also recognizes the tremendous influence of the social and cultural environments on children, including the impact of gender, ethnicity and exceptionality. Completion of the MA, CAS program qualifies the student for licensure as a School Psychologist in North Carolina, meets the educational qualifications to seek North Carolina Board of Psychology licensure as a Psychological Associate, and meets the educational qualifications for certification via NASP's National School Psychology Certification System. Graduates also meet the requirements of licensure and certification in many other states. Admission is for full-time graduate study, beginning in the fall semester only. The program is full-time with classes offered on-campus during the day. There is no distance education option for this program. [-]

Master of arts in education

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Greenville

The master of arts in education is the professional degree in art education. Applicants for the MAEd must possess at least the initial teaching license. [+]

The master of arts in education is the professional degree in art education. Applicants for the MAEd must possess at least the initial teaching license. Graduate certification requires demonstrated competence and recommendations from the certifying institution. This is a one-year or equivalent degree (33-36 s.h.). The total time limit for completing requirements for this degree is six years. Students interested in applying for admission to this degree program must submit a portfolio of slides of their work to indicate their competence in art as well as a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Examinations. [-]

Master of fine arts

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Greenville

The master of fine arts degree is the terminal professional degree in studio art. This is a three-year or equivalent degree (60 s.h.). [+]

The master of fine arts degree is the terminal professional degree in studio art. This is a three-year or equivalent degree (60 s.h.). Assessments of progress are provided on a regular and periodic basis. Students must possess an undergraduate degree in art from an accredited institution. The Art and Design Graduate Committee will consider an applicant that does not possess an undergraduate degree in art, if that applicant is nominated by an East Carolina University area coordinator, has an exceptional portfolio of work and has completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. The MFA degree does not require standardized test scores to apply. Students interested in applying for the MFA degree must present a digital portfolio of slides of their work prior to acceptance in the studio area in which they wish to major. Concentrations are offered in all areas represented by course work except animation/interactive design, art history, and video art. [-]

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