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NSU Online  Graduate Programs

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