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Nearly 1,800 Graduate Degrees to be Awarded in May

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Graduate students celebrate their degrees. (Roger Winstead photo)

On May 12, nearly 1,800 graduate degrees will be awarded at NC State University’s spring commencement exercises. These include nearly 1,600 master’s degrees and 200 doctoral degrees. Degrees will be conferred at PNC Arena, 9 a.m.

Commencement speaker will be Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund. NC State will award honorary degrees to Edelman and to Temple Grandin, animal science professor at Colorado State University, known for her work developing humane livestock facilities and equipment. Read more about the spring commencement speaker.

Congratulations to our graduates!

More information on commencement:

Learn how to wear your regalia

Day-of procedures for commencement

Departmental commencement ceremonies

Commencement events schedule

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Read more about outstanding graduate students earning their degrees:

Ph.D. Student Shares Her Passion for Computer Science

5 Questions with Laura Wyker

Graduate students in Humanities and Social Sciences have left their mark:
Read about Gillian Mahoney (public history), Lucia Planchon (foreign languages and literatures, Hispanic linguistics track) and Betty-Shannon Prevatt (psychology).

CALS Online Program Provides Balance to Graduating Master’s Student

After Earning Master’s Degree, Online CALS Graduate Plans to Earn Ph.D.

A New Teacher’s Surprise Path

Callie Womble, ’18 Ph.D.: Paying It Forward for Historically Marginalized Students

Keith Sutton, ’18 Ed.D.: Do what you Love, and Love What You Do

Laura Pelegrino, ’18 Ph.D.: Being More Than a Student, Researcher and Educator

Rob Moore, ’18 Ph.D.: Training the Next Generation of Instructional Technologists

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