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Advance your career with graduate studies at NC State, one of the nation’s leading research universities.

Find Your Passion

Research is at the heart of our academic mission, and graduate students are the heart of our research. As a master’s or doctoral student at NC State, you’ll help master complex ideas and develop the skills to put them to work solving global challenges.

Our faculty are world class and so are our academic offerings: US News and World Report ranks 11 of our graduate programs among the top 30 nationally in their disciplines. Those include top programs in veterinary medicine, statistics, nuclear engineering, textiles, biological and agricultural engineering, business administration, industrial engineering, nonprofit management, materials engineering and chemical engineering.

We focus on the acquisition and the application of ideas. NC State graduate students learn from innovative faculty researchers and use newfound knowledge to work alongside the many industry, government and nonprofit partners who collaborate with us.

The quality of our graduate student body is a significant reason so many partners seek out NC State to help them tackle global challenges. Master’s and doctoral students are actively engaged in the innovative work of NC State-led federal research hubs, from the creation of a smart energy grid to the smart application of big-data tools, and from the revitalization of American manufacturing to the prevention of nuclear proliferation.

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