Northeastern University–Charlotte is expanding its curriculum by adding nine new graduate degree programs, including seven master’s degrees and the first two doctoral degrees approved for a university based outside of North Carolina.
Classes for the new programs, which were approved by the UNC Board of Governors, will begin in the fall.
“Northeastern University provides high-demand graduate programs aligned with the needs of industry in region and around the world,” said Dr. Cheryl Richards, chief executive officer and regional dean of Northeastern University–Charlotte. “We are committed to educating and empowering tomorrow’s leaders as they seek the ability to effect meaningful change in their careers.”
According to Bob Morgan, president and chief executive officer of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, companies often cite access to a highly skilled talent pool as among the top reasons they chose to relocate to Charlotte.
“Institutions of higher learning like Northeastern University play an important role in providing industry with talent that is aligned with the needs of the regional workplace,” Morgan said. “The new graduate degree programs offered by Northeastern will continue to fill specific industry niches that are critically important to the long-term economic health of the Charlotte region.”
Northeastern University–Charlotte, which opened in center city in 2011, now offers 17 degree programs in six industry-aligned sectors:
“Today’s professionals want career-changing opportunities to blend theory with practice in their careers,” Richards said. “Northeastern University’s degree programs are designed with these working professionals in mind as they adapt to the evolving demands of a 21st century global workforce.”