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Why NSU Online?

  • NC SARA logo - national council for state authorization reciprocity agreements logoNorfolk State University is an institutional participant in NC-SARA (State Authorized Reciprocity Agreements). NS-SARA was established to help expand students' access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance learning programs.
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  • Fast track your career
  • Connect via the Internet with your professor and with other students enrolled in your classes and/or programs
  • Achieve your goals with an affordable high-quality education
  • Get immediate results and feedback regarding your course status
  • 24/7 access to your online classroom allows you to complete course work in a timely manner


  • M.A. in Urban Education - Three Concentrations

    Master of Arts in Urban Education/ Administration and Supervision PreK-12 (Principal Preparation Program) is available to individuals who have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and three years of experience as a certified teacher prior to admission (provisional licensure is not accepted). Learn more

    Dr. Denelle Wallace
    Phone: (757) 823-8590

    Master of Arts in Urban Education/Mathematics: In this concentration, you will broaden your understanding of curriculum development in a technologically driven era and deepen your knowledge in the legal issues that affect education as well as the math teacher’s role in multicultural schools. You will learn concepts in discrete mathematics, such as computer science, graph theory, management science, and applied statistics, with effective methodologies that include the use of technology, cooperative learning, and manipulatives. Learn More

    Dr. Cynthia Nicholson
    Phone: (757) 823-2325

    Master of Arts in Urban Education/English: In this concentration you will learn culturally relevant teaching strategies related to diversity and inclusion that affect urban and rural student populations. Explore topical subjects such as legal issues and current school laws and curriculum development that impact the opportunities of students. You will also gain advanced practical expertise in technical writing, scholarly research and methodology, and composition and rhetoric, as well as understand the interrelationships among language, perception, and culture. Learn More

    Dr. Cynthia Nicholson
    Phone: (757) 823-2325


  • M.A. Special Education

    The graduate program in Special Education leading to the Master of Arts Degree provides highly specialized academic and professional training for persons working in special education and related areas. Enrollees in these programs gain specific knowledge and techniques related to the education and welfare of a segment of the population that experiences disabilities due to clinical/medical conditions. This program requires a minimum of thirty-nine (39) credit hours for completion. Its design is to enhance knowledge, skills and performance in accordance with current “best practices” in the treatment of the total individual with disabilities. Learn more

    Dr. Kianga Thomas

  • M.S. Computer Science

    The Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science program at Norfolk State University provides a quality graduate education to students, especially those from underrepresented sectors of the population, by strengthening analytic skills, offering valuable research experiences, and promoting professional development in computer science.  Learn more

    Dr. Rasha Morsi, Program Coordinator
    Phone: (757) 823-0047

  • M.S. Electronics Engineering

    The Master of Science in Electronics Engineering program at Norfolk State University offers a rigorous and high quality graduate education that prepares the students for successful professional careers in engineering. Award-winning engineering faculty guide and mentor students to become innovative researchers and leaders for a technology-driven global society.  

    Dr. Prathap Basappa, Program Coordinator
    Phone: (757) 823-0043

    Microelectronics and Photonics 



  • M.S. in CyberPsychology

    CyberPsychology examines the reciprocal relationship between human behavior in the 21st century and the influence of digital technologies, building upon a wide range of psychological theories and emerging trends across all domains of human behavior and technology. Learn more

    Dr. Scott Debb, Associate Professor
    Phone: 757-823-8943

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity

    The M.S. in Cybersecurity is designed to focus on computer security and to increase the pool of well-educated security professionals. Theory and practical training will be combined with critical thinking and communication skills that are required by professionals in the cybersecurity field. Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge to defend against cyber threats directed toward the USA. In addition, students will be prepared to provide needed cybersecurity services to US agencies and organizations. - Learn more

    Dr. Mary Ann Hoppa
    Phone: (757) 823-8654

  • M.A. in Teaching Elementary Education

    The Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education PreK-6 program is available to individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in the arts and sciences (or equivalent) and who wish to receive a teaching license in Elementary Education. See "General Education Licensure Requirements" for more information. Students are allowed to enroll in 9 hours before submitting passing scores on PRAXIS Core Skills for Educators or equivalent. Students must pass the PRAXIS II, RVE, and VCLA to be approved for student teaching.  Learn more

    Dr. Kianga Thomas
    (757) 823-8841/9583

  • MHA Health Care Administration

    The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Online seeks to prepare students to function as leaders in the delivery of health care services.  The curriculum is competency-based and grouped in five domains: communication and relationship management, leadership, professionalism, knowledge of the health care environment, and business skills and knowledge.  The program will be delivered fully online to provide flexibility for professionals who are balancing personal and work responsibilities with academia.  The curriculum consists of 36 credits. - Learn more

    Dr. Marie St. Rose, MHA Program Coordinator
    Phone: (757) 823-2480


  • B.A. in History

    The B.A. in History at Norfolk State University prepares you for careers in a variety of fields or prepares you to pursue graduate education in History, Museum Studies, Education and Law.  Students who major in history are desirable to employers for their ability to write, reason, research and convey information.

    Learn more about the B.A. in History

    Dr. Eddie A. Modlin
    Phone: (757) 823- 9457

  • B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

    The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies provides you with a flexible degree specifically oriented to your career goals. The programs allows you to accomplish a range of goals, including incorporating a variety of fields of interest into a college degree, transferring diverse credits via military or previous college attendance, or completing a degree for employment that requires new skills in the workplace.

    Learn more about the B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

    Dr. Eddie A. Modlin
    Phone: (757) 823-9457

  • B.A. Psychology

    The BA in Psychology online degree equips you with skills in critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative research, and the ability to interact effectively with diverse populations. The program prepares you to render service initially as paraprofessionals or behavioral scientists and eventually as professional psychologists and with a thorough behavioral science background for persons whose expertise can be utilized in related human service fields of employment.  

    Learn more about the B.A. in Psychology

    Dr. Andrew Franklin
    Phone: (757) 823-2241


  • B.S. in Business - Information Management

    The Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Information Management equips you with the prerequisite skills for understanding of how technology fits within a company or organization and with practical applications of information systems in the workplace.

    Learn more about the B.S. in Business - Information Management

    Dr. Moncef Belhadjali
    Phone: (757) 823-8996

  • B.S. Tourism and Hospitality Mgmt

    Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares one to begin in junior management positions such as management trainees, assistant managers or supervisors. There are many opportunities for advancement to multi-unit management or corporate staffs in major companies.

    Learn more about B.S. Tourism and Hospitality Management

    Mr. Lawrence Epplein
    Phone: (757) 823-8284
    Email: leepplein@nsu.ed


  • B.S. Health Services Management

    Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management offers a program organized around a core of lower level general education courses; a core of business management courses taken in the intermediate years; and further generic orientation to the unique managerial processes in the health services industry in the form of an internship and on-the-job experiential learning in the last year.  

    Learn more about B.S. Health Services Management

    Dr. Marie St. Rose
    Phone: (757) 823-8389/2480

  • Upper Level Baccalaureate Program RN-BSN

    The BSN degree in Nursing is designed to expand the professional careers of nurses. The program is designed to expand your knowledge and skills beyond the clinical aspects of nursing by exposing you to a broad range of nursing and general education courses.  

    Learn more about Upper Level Baccalaureate Program RN-BSN

    Dr. Lydia Figueroa
    Phone: (757) 561-3747

  • Certificate in Health Services Management

    The Certificate in Health Services Management is designed for health care professionals who are seeking to improve their management, administrative, and leadership skills. The target audience for the Certificate Program are persons already in the health care field with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree; persons currently in a management position in the health care field or on a career path in the direction of health care management, or persons interested in gaining knowledge of careers in the health care field.

    Learn more about the Certificate in Health Services Management

    Dr. Marie St. Rose
    Phone: (757) 823-8389/2480