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Graduate & Certificate Programs



Earn your graduate degree or certificate from Meredith.

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
  • Admissions exams not required for most programs, and waivers available for those that do require them
  • On-campus housing is available to a limited number of graduate and certificate students, starting summer 2024.

The shared mission of graduate programs at Meredith College is to provide educational experiences that challenge, support, and prepare students to impact their communities positively and to achieve their personal and professional goals.

As a community, we do this by… 
  • Providing student-centered, academically challenging, and relevant programs and curricula that keep pace with advancing technology, global economy, and societal change.
  • Focusing on critical thinking, leadership skills, and the experiential application of theoretical knowledge. 
  • Cultivating an environment that welcomes diversity and promotes equity, mutual respect, and inclusiveness.  
  • Supporting a culture of mentorship and collaboration among faculty, students, and community partners.
  • Implementing, with integrity, best governance practices that facilitate sustained excellence and provide an exceptional graduate student experience.

Biomedical Sciences

Whether you’re looking to enhance your academic qualifications for admission to a health professional school or you want to advance your career in the healthcare industry, Meredith’s master’s in biomedical sciences (MABMS) offers a rigorous curriculum, individualized advising, and exceptional professional skills training.

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 Psychology (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.

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 Media
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 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.

Post-Baccalaureate Licensure
The post-baccalaureate licensure is ideal for residency teachers who are already teaching these subjects. However, it could also benefit someone interested in obtaining their initial license before they start teaching.

With concentrations in art, dance, or theater, the post-baccalaureate licensure will make you well prepared to change the lives of future generations.

Explore our Master’s degrees and certificate programs.

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.