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Earn your graduate degree or certificate from Meredith.

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Why Choose Meredith?

Open to women and men, Meredith College’s graduate and certificate programs in Raleigh will enable you to achieve your academic and professional goals.

  • Top accreditation
  • Flexibility for working professionals
  • Small classes and personal attention
  • Competitively priced
  • Strong regional and national reputation
  • Many programs currently waiving admissions exams
  • Master's Degrees

    Pursue a general MBA to round out your business knowledge, or focus your studies on Human Resource Management, Project Management, Innovative Management, or Entrepreneurship and Family Business.

    Criminal Justice
    Advance your criminal justice career through this online master's degree that prepares you for administrative and leadership positions. In addition, we offer a Criminal Justice Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and a Criminal Justice and Substance Use Disorder Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.

    Whether you’re a licensed teacher or looking to transition into the profession, Meredith’s graduate programs in education will make you stronger. Schools are known to seek out and hire our teachers. Why? Because Meredith’s personalized approach to education empowers our graduates to make an impact in the classroom.

    Meredith’s graduate programs in nutrition have multiple tracks that will prepare you to succeed professionally, whether you intend to pursue licensure as a registered dietitian or prefer to work in another aspect of the nutrition field such as the nonprofit sector, research setting, or a program supporting local and sustainable food.

    The Master of Arts in Psychology: Industrial/Organizational Concentration (I/O) at Meredith College prepares graduates to use the methods of scientific psychology to improve both the effectiveness of organizations and the work-life quality of employees.

  • Certificates

    Business Foundations
    The Business Foundations Certificate program is designed for women and men seeking to sharpen their knowledge of fundamental business concepts such as quantitative analysis and statistics, economics, accounting, and finance. The part-time, evening program accommodates the busy schedules of career-oriented professionals.

    Criminal Justice Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
    The Criminal Justice Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is for those interested in gaining more skills and knowledge to further their careers within the criminal justice sector. This 18-hour certificate is also useful for students interested in community college or vocational teaching in the criminal justice field.

    Criminal Justice and Substance Use Disorder Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
    The Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse Post-Baccalaureate Certificate prepares criminal justice managers to more fully understand addiction and its effects on the field of criminal justice. The courses are offered regularly, allowing you to complete this 12-hour certificate in one year.

    Dietetic Internship
    Meredith College’s Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)-accredited Dietetic Internship program provides college graduates who have met the DPD requirements with the knowledge and supervised practice needed to enter this fast-growing field of nutrition.

    Digital Communication
    Digital communication is a growing field encompassing videography, image manipulation, professional writing, social media management, and web design. Meredith’s post-baccalaureate certificate is the only face-to-face program of its kind in the Triangle area. Designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree, the flexible, 16 credit-hour program allows you to gain key technical knowledge that complements the skills you already have. 

    Gain the skills to be a strong paralegal. There’s only one American Bar Association approved paralegal program in the Triangle – Meredith College’s. For more than 30 years, women and men in Meredith’s paralegal program have gained the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in the fast-changing legal environment.

    Meredith’s pre-health post-baccalaureate certificate is the only program of its kind in the Triangle. Designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree, the pre-health post-baccalaureate program gives you the flexibility to design a curriculum that works best for your needs, no matter what healthcare field you are interested in pursuing.

  • Teacher Licensure

    Teacher Add-on Licensure
    Current licensed teachers seeking additional licensure will benefit from a specialized program in their area of interest. You'll gain classroom and real-world experience through courses on teaching and interaction strategies, as well as a hands-on field experience within your current school or classroom. Teachers will have the opportunity to implement what they learn in their own setting.

    Teacher Licensure Only
    The Teacher Education Program is open to women and men college graduates who meet the standards established by the Meredith College Teacher Education Committee and the Department of Education. Initial licensure candidates must take a minimum of 30 hours of course work at Meredith, which may include courses in general education. Exceptions will be determined on an individual basis by the Department of Education.

    Teacher Licensure Through Residency
    You want to gain the credentials to become a teacher through Residency. Residency candidates must be employed by an LEA (local education agency) and be admitted to a teacher education program.

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Explore financial aid options for Master's degrees.

How to Pay For a Graduate Degree at Meredith College

Earning a graduate degree is a great way to advance your career. In this short video, learn more about various options to pay for your graduate degree at Meredith College.

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Graduate Assistantships Support Students’ Academic and Professional Growth

Through Meredith’s Graduate Assistantship Scholarship Program, students who are selected as graduate assistants benefit from both paying reduced tuition and gaining significant professional experience. 

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Meredith Graduate Programs Proven to be Military-Friendly

Numerous military families at Meredith who are pursuing graduate degrees or certificates describe their positive experience and how their military connections only made them stronger candidates for their programs.

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Meredith’s Accelerated MBA Saves Students Time and Money While Preparing Them to Succeed

Meredith’s Accelerated MBA program allows the College’s undergraduate students to earn a graduate degree in just one additional year, saving both time and money.

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Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans, ’19, decided to pursue his MBA to gain the skills and knowledge he needed to advance his career. 

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La’Na Holden

La’Na Holden, ’19 M.Ed., returned to school to obtain her M.Ed. because she is passionate about always looking for ways to grow and learn.

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Michael Raynor

Michael Raynor, '17, M.S. in Nutrition, completed his Dietetic Internship in May 2018. As a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist, he works with athletes to help maximize their performance.