At NGU, our graduate programs are designed for students just like YOU!
We recognize the challenge of balancing work, family and your involvement in the community so our programs have been designed to accommodate busy schedules while still providing affordability and excellent student support.
As a graduate student at North Greenville University, you will have access to:
- Flexible formats to accommodate your busy schedule including traditional in-class sessions, online programs, and a hybrid option that blends both in-class and online.
- Short courses that you can complete in just eight (8) weeks.
- Qualified professors for every class – who also have real-world professional experience.
- Questions about your degree choice are provided within 24 hours.
- Affordable tuition and financial aid packages
If you would like to learn even more about NGU, simply complete the Request Information form and one of our NGU advisors will be glad contact you.
We welcome you to join us soon!
Dr. Tawana Scott
Assistant Vice President of Graduate Academic Services
T. Walter Brashier Graduate School
Maria A. Kithcart
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Ph: (864) 663-7522
Maria is a seasoned professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of higher education administration, including financial aid, admissions, community relations and marketing, training, teaching, faculty development, and curriculum writing.
She possesses an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Southern Wesleyan University (SWU). A few months after graduation in 1995, she began working at SWU and found her passion for working with college students. After gaining work experience in higher education administration, she returned to school in 2000 to pursue a Master of Ministry degree from the same institution.
In 2003, Maria served as the Registrar at ITT Technical Institute in Greenville, SC. She later joined the Greenville Metropolitan Campus of Webster University in 2007 as their Community Relations Coordinator, and began pursuing a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership degree a few months later.
After degree completion, she promptly began her journey as a PhD student at Eastern University in August, 2010 where she is currently ABD and served previously as a graduate teaching assistant. In addition, she is close to degree completion for an MBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.
Along with her work experience in higher education administration, Maria became employed with the South Carolina Department of Social Services to serve in workforce development in 2013, where she worked for two years as the coordinator for the SNAP 2 Work program.
Afterward, Maria joined Limestone College in the summer of 2015 as a non-tenured faculty member and Area Coordinator. In July 2017, she made the transition to North Greenville University’s Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions as the Graduate Admissions Counselor.
She and her husband Kevin reside in Greenville and have an 13-year-old son named Britton. Though he was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old, he has made so much progress that he remains mainstreamed through the 8th grade. The Kithcarts also have a registered Jack Russell Terrier named Peter Parker and Boxer-mix rescue, Baby, who are their four-legged children. In addition to working full-time and studying, Maria is a church musician, Sunday School teacher, and former church council member at Faith Lutheran Chapel of Pickens and enjoys military history, aviation, and advocacy for social justice issues.