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The Graduate School

The Graduate School
1020 Main Campus Drive, Box 7102
Raleigh, NC 27695

The Graduate School is committed to provide a transformative experience for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at NC State by preparing these talented individuals to become true leaders ready to tackle the major challenges facing our state, nation, and world. NC State is recognized as a national leader in the STEM disciplines, and the University supports advanced study and innovative research in numerous fields, including agriculture, life sciences, design, education, engineering, natural resources, humanities and social sciences, management, textiles, and veterinary medicine, along with many exciting interdisciplinary programs.

NC State currently offers over 160 master’s programs and more than 60 doctoral programs in both traditional and emerging disciplines, including biomedical engineering, biotechnology, genomics, geographical information systems, nanotechnology, and natural resources. The University also offers a broad range of certificate programs that afford graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with opportunities to collect certification for key skills and knowledge. Moreover, several Professional Science Master’s programs are offered that tailor educational outcomes to employer needs.

The Graduate School also proudly offers numerous professional development experiences throughout the year. These opportunities are meant to endow graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with a competitive edge that enhances their ability to land jobs and to experience long-term career success. Graduate School professional development programming incorporates training that pertains to four core competency areas: professional and personal development, leadership and management, academic development, and communication. Signature programs include the Notes From the Field seminar series, the Transition to Industry Immersion Program, the Dissertation and Thesis Institute, the Teaching and Communication Certificate program, the Preparing Future Faculty program, the STEM Faculty Launch program, the Team Case Studies course, and the Job Search Strategies course.

For a list of graduate degrees, details on the programs, and admissions information, please consult the Graduate Programs website.


Maureen Grasso

Sr. Associate Dean

Peter Harries

Associate Dean

Michael Carter

Assistant Deans

Laura Demarse

Lian Lynch

David Shafer

Michael Walker