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Blog | April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University Charlotte Expands Degree Offerings

–New programs align with industry’s needs in areas of  Corporate and Organizational Communication, Homeland Security and Non Profit Management–

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 14, 2015)—Northeastern University – Charlotte today announced it has received approval from the North Carolina General Administration and Board of Governors to offer an additional five master’s programs, one baccalaureate degree for second-degree students and one certificate for advanced graduate study. Programs in Corporate and Organizational Communication, Homeland Security and Nonprofit Management are enrolling students for the spring.  Newly-approved healthcare programs will begin enrolling in 2016.

“Northeastern’s growing number of graduate degree and certificate programs are directly aligned with the needs of employers in the region, many of whom are our co-op partners,” said Dr. Cheryl Richards, CEO and Regional Dean of Northeastern University’s Charlotte campus. “These new programs are in response to their hiring and workforce development needs.”

These additions to the Northeastern University – Charlotte portfolio, which opened its campus in the Center City in 2011, brings its total number of offerings to 25 graduate degree programs and 10 certificate programs in six industry-aligned sectors: Business, Education, Government & Civic Engagement, Healthcare, Leadership & Management and Science, Technology & Engineering.

According to Charlotte Center City Partners, 100,000 people currently work in Uptown Charlotte.  Northeastern University’s Trade and Tryon location is ideal for Uptown professionals taking evening classes.

“Northeastern University Charlotte is a key partner in strengthening and growing the talent of our Center City workforce,” said Michael Smith, President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners. “We congratulate and thank them for expanding the reach of its Charlotte campus with the addition of these educational offerings.”

Northeastern University is a top-tier private research university that provides high-demand graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry in region and around the globe.   The Charlotte campus, the University’s first expansion outside of Boston, opened in October 2011.  Since then, it has grown from eight master’s degrees to 35 degree and certificate programs. The Northeastern network also includes campuses and hubs in Seattle, Washington and Silicon Valley.  For more information, visit

Blog | March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University Charlotte To Tackle Obstacles to Upward Mobility Topic

–Surveys Show Odds of Climbing Out of Poverty in Charlotte Area Among Lowest in Nation–

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 31, 2015) – Northeastern University – Charlotte will host a panel discussion about the obstacles to upward mobility at their Uptown Campus on Wednesday, April 15 from 7:30-9:00am.

Recent surveys confirm that the odds of climbing out of poverty in the Charlotte metro area are among the lowest in the nation. In other words, odds of those born in the bottom 5%, climbing to the top 5% are less than 5%.

“The gap between the rich and poor continues to grow here in the Queen City,” said Dr. Cheryl Richards, CEO & Regional Dean of Northeastern University—Charlotte.  “Ranking dead last for upward mobility in the 50 biggest metro areas is a wakeup call that we need to find a way to reverse these trends and help revive the American Dream locally.”

The panel, moderated by The Lee Institute’s Executive Director, Andrea Stevenson, features:

·         Leslie Winner, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

·         Rebecca Riccio, Professor and Director of The Social Impact Lab, Northeastern University

·         Nicholas Wharton, Chief Operating Officer, Urban League of Central Carolinas

To register for this free event, click here, call 980.224.8467 or email

Northeastern University is a top-tier private research university that provides high-demand graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry in region and around the globe.   The Charlotte campus, the University’s first expansion outside of Boston, opened in October 2011.  Since then, it has grown from eight master’s degrees to more than 30 degree and certificate programs.  For more information, visit

Blog | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Experience Matters: Recognizing Leadership and Service

The service that military veterans provide to our nation is crucial to our way of life. At Northeastern University, we continuously strive to answer service with opportunity. Learn more here.

Blog | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University – Charlotte Launches New ALIGN Program

ALIGN stands for Accelerated Link to Industry through Northeastern’s Global Network.  The ALIGN program is a unique series of graduate degree programs that prepare high-ability bachelor’s degree holders for high-demand industries. ALIGN gives students the skills and qualifications necessary to achieve their career goals, no matter what their undergraduate major. Through ALIGN’s real-world cooperative education (co-op) experiences and custom curricula that link individual students’ undergraduate work to their discipline of choice, students will be qualified and prepared to excel in their field.

The ALIGN degrees are offered in a hybrid format and designed to work with your schedule. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to change industries or a recent graduate looking to build your resume, with ALIGN you can succeed.  Learn more about the ALIGN programs:

Charlotte Campus News | November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northeastern University–Charlotte Adds Graduate Certificate Programs

Northeastern University–Charlotte has announced the addition of graduate certificates to its expanding list of programs.

It’s a step that advances the university’s long-standing commitment to meeting the academic needs and career demands of the regional workforce. The addition of graduate certificate programs offers both working professionals and job seekers the opportunity to pursue specialized, advanced study that will enhance their existing knowledge and skills, facilitate the development new skills, boost career potential, and serve as a gateway to a Northeastern master’s degree program.

The Northeastern University–Charlotte graduate certificate programs are:

• comprised of four to six graduate-level courses focused on a specific concentration within a field of study.

• aligned with high-demand industries in the Charlotte area including healthcare, education, leadership, and management.

• offered 100% online or in a blend of online and on-campus learning. (Not all programs are delivered in both formats.  Check specific certificate programs for details.)

• available now.

To learn more and to see the full lineup of certificate programs, click here.

Charlotte Campus News | June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Charlotte Campus Adds Doctor of Education Degree Program to Curriculum

Northeastern University–Charlotte is expanding its curriculum by adding a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program with three concentration offerings: Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership; Organizational Leadership Studies; and Higher Education Administration.  Classes for the new program, which was approved by the UNC Board of Governors, are anticipated to begin in the winter quarter beginning January 2014.

“We are delighted by the opportunity to offer our program in North Carolina.  Northeastern’s EdD in region will be focused on working with students in an intensive cohort model to address their specific and local challenges,” said Dr. Mya M. Mangawang, senior assistant dean of academic and faculty affairs and director of graduate education programs for Northeastern University College of Professional Studies.  “We believe in order to make meaningful impact you must start locally, and we have therefore devised our program to attract students who have clearly-identified, local and particular problems of practice that they want to address and change with the guidance and support of their colleagues and our accomplished faculty.”

The Doctor of Education degree program is only the third doctoral degree approved for a university based outside of North Carolina; the other two are also offered by Northeastern University.  Northeastern University–Charlotte now offers 18 degree programs – 15 master’s degrees and three doctoral degrees – in six industry-aligned sectors:

  • Business – Master of Science in Finance, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Taxation
  • Education – Master of Education (MEd), Doctor of Education (EdD)
  • Government & Civic Engagement – Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Public Administration
  • Healthcare – Master of Science in Health Informatics, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT), Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices
  • Leadership & Management – Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Sports Leadership
  • Science, Technology & Engineering – Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Energy Systems, Master of Science in Engineering Management, Master of Science in Health Informatics, Master of Science in Information Assurance.

“The Doctor of Education program offers a rich, dynamic learning experience, one that blends critical engagement with theory and practice,” said Dr. Cheryl Richards, chief executive officer and regional dean of Northeastern University–Charlotte. “The program is designed to empower educators and give them the ability to effect meaningful change in their careers and the lives they will impact.”


Feature Story | June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northeastern’s Papageorge Discusses Cyber Security at Charlotte Conference

Dr. Themis Papageorge, associate professor and director of Northeastern’s Information Assurance graduate program, recently spoke at a conference in Charlotte about cyber crime and how companies can protect themselves against digital thieves.

Papageorge said that electronic crime is the number one threat against the United States, noting that it “has become an easier way to rob a bank than at gunpoint.” He added that 4 billion computers, tablets and smartphones complicate the response.

The conference, sponsored by the North Carolina Technology Association, presented an opportunity for cyber crime experts to share information and notes about new cyber crime schemes. NCTA plans to hold a similar conference in the fall.

For additional information, click here.

Media Coverage | June 4, 2013 | 0 Comments Cites New Degree Programs at Charlotte Campus recently reported on the expansion of Northeastern University–Charlotte’s degree programs. This fall, the Charlotte campus will offer seven new master’s programs and two doctoral programs, bringing the campus’ total portfolio to 17 graduate offerings.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Charlotte Campus News | June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Charlotte Observer Highlights Northeastern’s Specialty Degree Programs

In addition to bringing new industry-aligned degree programs to the Charlotte region, Northeastern University–Charlotte offers several specialized programs that provide prospective students a more focused curriculum.

The campus has nine new specialty degree programs launching this fall—including seven new master’s and two doctoral programs—bringing the campus’ portfolio to 17 degree offerings.

In addition to degrees offered, the Charlotte campus participates in the university’s cooperative education program, connecting students from all campuses to local Charlotte companies. There is also collaboration with the university’s Boston-based research centers, which allows for information sharing with local Charlotte employers and researchers, including ones at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis.

To read the Charlotte Observer article in its entirety, click here.

To read more about the Charlotte campus’ degree programs, click here.

Media Coverage | May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

WSOC Covers Local Leaders Event at Charlotte Campus

Fred Whitfield, president and chief operating officer for the Charlotte Bobcats, and Peter Roby, athletic director at Northeastern, were featured speakers at Northeastern University–Charlotte’s Local Leaders Global Impact Speaker Series event on “The Ethics & Role of Sports in Our Society.” The speakers discussed ways in which the sports industry and its figures impact our society. They also examined ethical leadership in sports and the engagement of professional athletes as role models within our communities, including the industry’s obligation to the prevention of bullying and domestic violence.

To view the WSOC video, click here.