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Visit NC State Program

Program Overview

North Carolina State University‚Äôs Graduate School is committed to enhancing the diversity of its graduate programs. The Visit NC State Program is designed to offer prospective graduate students, and particularly those interested in the Ph.D., an opportunity to visit our campus, at no cost, to learn more about current research of our faculty and graduate students, and to experience the quality of our graduate programs. The next Visit NC State Program will be from November 28-30, 2021.

Prospective Graduate Participant Benefits

  • Interact with world-class faculty in your interested discipline and research interest
  • Network with current graduate students and other prospective students
  • Engage administrators on strategies for submitting a competitive application and how to secure funding
  • Be exposed to research opportunities

Please see the agenda from the previous Visit NC State Program for further details on what to expect in 2021. The agenda will be updated as we get closer to the event.

Selection Criteria

Prospective graduate students must possess a strong academic profile for the program they are interested in visiting. Much weight is placed on prior research experience and the letter of recommendation. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a junior or senior in college, an enrolled master’s student, or an interested post-baccalaureate
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (International students currently enrolled in a higher education institution within the United States may be considered.)

Application

To be considered, interested students must submit all application materials by no later than October 4, 2021.

  • Visit NC State Program Application
  • Statement of Interest (500 words or less directed towards your graduate program of interest that indicates your research and/or professional interest and why you want to pursue these interests at NC State University)
  • Letter of recommendation from faculty
  • Unofficial copy of transcript (each institution attended)
  • Current CV/resume

 Covered Expenses

  • Air and/or ground transportation
  • Lodging accommodations (room and tax)
  • Meals while participating in the program

Contact

Dr. David Shafer
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School
dmshafer@ncsu.edu
919.515.4462

Learn more about graduate programs at NC State.