MURFREESBORO — Chowan University will launch a graduate
school in the fall of 2010, according to an announcement from the university.
Chowan, one of five colleges affiliated with the Baptist
State Convention of North Carolina, has been approved by the Commission on
Colleges of the SACS accreditation body to offer a master’s degree in
The new program will be offered with employed teachers in
mind who are seeking a graduate degree.
Classes will be offered at night, on a schedule that allows
degree completion in two years.
Other master’s level degree offerings will follow in Chowan
University’s School of Graduate Studies, in disciplines such as psychological
counseling, business administration and sports management.
“The significance of this action cannot be overstated,” said
Chowan University President Christopher White. “It is a commendation of
Chowan’s academic quality, fiscal soundness and prospects for continued
This announcement follows closely on the heels of Chowan
University reaching a record enrollment, breaking the 1,000 student goal.
For more information on Chowan University’s new School of Graduate
Studies and master of education degree in elementary education, contact Chowan
Associate Provost Kirk Peterson at [email protected].