Graduate & Professional Programs

Build Your Professional Value Today With One of NC Wesleyan University’s Master Degrees

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Build Your Professional Value & Earn More!

While the cost of graduate education is an important consideration, the potential return on investment can be substantial. By obtaining a graduate degree from NCWU, you can position yourself for higher-paying positions and increase your earning potential over your career.

NCWU online graduate programs offer one-on-one interaction and support with faculty, academic advisors who care about your learning outcomes, and career coaches who are committed to your success. Our graduate programs have been recognized locally and nationally as best choice programs and are considered less expensive than peer programs in the eastern NC region.


  • 100% online programs
  • Accelerated 8-week classes
  • Finish in as little as 12 months
  • Flexible schedules, complete at your own pace
  • Very competitive tuition rates compared to other programs

Master of Business Administration

Named by Forbes as One of the 10 Best Online MBA Programs of 2023!

The North Carolina Wesleyan University MBA program is 100% online and consists of 33 credit hours to accommodate those seeking work or who are already working. The one-year program consists of six eight-week sessions, two classes per session and ends with a final capstone course. Expand your career today with a MBA degree from NC Wesleyan University.

Concentrations offered in:

  • General
  • Executive Leadership
  • Information Security
  • Supply Chain Management

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

A Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) at NCWU educates new practitioners and provides professional education necessary for those seeking career advancement. The degree is designed with concentrations in both criminal justice practice and criminal justice administration. The practice area focuses on understanding specific methods, techniques, and skills utilized in the criminal and juvenile justice systems when interacting with victims, offenders, and other professionals. The administrative area emphasizes the formulation and implementation of policies, laws, and management issues such as decision making, fiscal responsibility, program evaluation and performance evaluation. The MSCJ degree is a pivotal link in the region, as currently no other private higher education non-profit school offers an online MSCJ degree.

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Master of Public Health

NCWU’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program, with a concentration in Physical Activity and Health, is designed to equip graduate students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate physical activity into the core of public health practice in order to improve the health of individuals, communities, and populations. The program is designed to train students as public health professionals, who are able to integrate the health-promoting concepts of physical activity into public health programs, interventions, and policies. Expand your career today with an MPH degree from NC Wesleyan University.

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Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

The online Master of Science in Strategic Leadership (MSSL) program equips graduate students with the essential skills needed to prepare them for current or future leadership roles in a broad range of management practices. With a focus on strategic thinking and organizational strategy, the online master of strategic leadership program provides the knowledge students need to lead dynamic organizations to solve complex problems. Students will also gain the knowledge and skills necessary for team building and process efficiency. This 100% online program is unique in that students have a choice of an accelerated option, taking two courses per term, to complete their degree in less than 12 months.

3+1 Accelerated Degree Program

Bachelor’s to Master’s

Complete your bachelor’s in three years and masters in one. Earn both degrees in just four years, gain a competitive edge over your peers and enter the workforce equipped with an advanced degree to set yourself apart.

Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health

Graduate Certificate Program

Become a public health leader who can integrate the health-promoting qualities of physical activity into public health practice in order to prevent disease and improve the health of communities.

NCWU Offers Very Reasonable Tuition for Graduate Degrees

NC Wesleyan’s graduate tuition rates are extremely competitive compared to other graduate schools in the U.S. Learn more about tuition costs per credit hour here.