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NC State University is committed to educating students for the 21st century. Our graduates leave us confident of their abilities, performing to their full potential, and equipped with the skills to succeed in a rapidly-changing world.

Our degree options include over 160 Master's programs and more than 60 doctoral programs. Nationally recognized as a leader in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, we also offer a high-quality education in design, education, management, the humanities, and the social sciences. Besides a full range of graduate programs in traditional disciplines, NC State provides graduate degrees, certificates, and minors in areas where emerging disciplines interface, plus numerous continuing education options.

Hands-On Learning

As a member of the NC State Graduate School, you'll quickly find that your academic experience is about a lot more than books. We take motivated, talented scholars and place them in a hands-on learning environment that emphasizes original research, extension and engagement, real-world partnerships, and mentoring provided by a graduate faculty of more than 2,500 dedicated academics. Our exceptional learning facilities include access to 68 major research centers, specialized libraries, state-of-the-art laboratories and a unique on-campus, collaborative research community called Centennial Campus that is a giant step forward in the way research and development partnerships between the public and private sector are conducted.

Is NC State the Place for You?

If you're new to the Raleigh area, you'll want to explore the unique quality of life in the Research Triangle. If you're new to NC State, you may want to review the key facts about us, including tuition rates, or check out NC State's rankings. Learn how to get around campus before you arrive, or take a Virtual Tour of our facilities, labs, classrooms, and unique landmarks without even leaving your chair. You can also:

You may also want to check out NC State's colleges for more information on how they support advanced study and original research in the fields of agriculture and life sciences, design, education, engineering, natural resources, humanities and social sciences, management, physical and mathematical sciences, textiles, or veterinary medicine. In addition, NC State has many exciting interdisciplinary graduate programs that cross college boundaries.