DANTES External Degree Catalog - Master

East Carolina University

East Carolina University
Division of Continuing Studies
404-E Self Help Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Jennifer Baysden, DE Program Coordinator
Belinda Patterson, Graduate School - Associate Dean of Admissions


Toll Free:
(800) 398-9275

(252) 328-9194
(252) 328-9345
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Degrees Awarded

Adult Education
Art Education
Birth - Kindergarten Education
Business Administration
Business Education
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Networking Management
Computer Science
Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Digital Communications
Educational Specialist - Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
English - Multicultural & Transnational Literatures
English - Technical and Professional Communications
Environmental Health
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Health Education
Health Education
Health Informatics and Information Management
Industrial Distribution and Logistics
Information Security
Instructional Technology
Instructional Technology
Library Science
Manufacturing Systems
Middle Grades Education
Music Education
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Midwifery
Nursing Education
Nursing Leadership
Occupational Safety
Performance Improvement
Physical Education
Quality Systems
Reading Education
Science Education
Security Studies
Software Engineering
Special Education
Vocational Education/Information Technologies
Web Technologies

Background Information

Affiliation: State
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and School, Commission on Colleges
VA Approved: Yes
Servicemembers Opportunity
Colleges (SOC):
Other: N/A

Application Requirements

Prior Education: Bachelor Degree
Entrance Examination: GRE or MAT
School Application Form: http://www.ecu.edu/gradschool/
Other: Depends on departmental requirements.

Graduation Information

Campus Residency: Varies by department
Minimum Enrollment: 3 semester hours
Other Requirements: Thesis or Practicum


Application: $70.00
In-State Tuition: $222.00 per semester hour. MBA/MSA courses $347.00 per semester hour.MSN/DNP Courses will be assessed an additional $100 per semester hour. MS in CSDI Courses will be assessed an additional $50 per semester hour. Allied Health & Nursing courses will be assesssed a $47.50 clinical fee per semester. (Semester Hour)
Out-of-State Tuition: $826.00 per semester hour. MBA/MSA courses $951.00 per semester hour. MSN/DNP Courses will be assessed an additional $100 per semester hour. MS in CSDI Courses will be assessed an additional $50 per semester hour. Allied Health & Nursing courses will be assesssed a $47.50 clinical fee per semester.
Graduation: None
Transcript: $7.00
Matriculation: None
Technology: $15.00 per semester hour.
Other Mandatory: None
Special Fees: $25.00 Returned Check Fee.

Credit Cards Accepted

Visa: No
MasterCard: Yes
Discover: Yes
American Express: Yes

Financial Aid

Financial Aid (PELL Grant, etc.): www.ecu.edu/financial/

Course Delivery

Print: No
Directed Independent Study: No
Video Tape: No
Broadcast Television: No
Computer: Yes
Satellite Television: No
Computer Conferencing: Yes
Email: Yes
Internet: Yes
Audio Tape: No
Fax: No
Video Conferencing: Yes
iPod: No
Download Software: No

Credit Earning Options/Limits

Credits Awarded by Nontraditional Instruction: No
Credits Accepted in Transfer: 9 Hours
Credits Awarded by Examination (CLEP, ACT, etc.): No
Credits by Examination Accepted in Transfer: No
Credit for Life Experience: No
Credit for Training (Industry): No
Credit for Training (Military): Yes, currently under review.
Other Credits Awarded
(ACE Guide, PONSI Guide, ELA, etc.):

Program Overview

East Carolina University, the third largest of the 16 universities that make up the UNC system, ECU has been a leader in distance education in North Carolina for over 60 years. ECU recognized the potential of online learning early and was among the first schools in the nation to develop and offer a degree completely over the Internet. Since then, the university has developed close to 70 online degrees and certificate programs in business, education, health care, technology and other areas.

East Carolina University offers online distance education degree programs that allow students to access their coursework 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the internet. At ECU, online courses are taught by the same faculty as our campus classes and the readings, assignments and exams mirror the on- campus section. These programs include structured, well-designed courses and special instructional techniques to help you succeed as an online student.

From admission to graduation, a system of student support services is available to offer assistance, answer questions, and provide direction. You can contact the student services staff of the Division of Continuing Studies by emailing http://www.options@ecu.edu.

For more detailed information regarding our Graduate Degrees visit the following website: http://www.ecu.edu/options/graduate-degrees.cfm.
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