Zhejiang 3+X Applicants
Congratulations on your nomination to apply to NC State University as a 3+X graduate applicant. Below is a list of major programs who will review applications from ZJU-3+X applicants. Please consider this list as you submit your graduate school application through ApplyYourself. You can click on the link for each major and view their program website; and there are even specific 3+X program details for some of the majors. The middle column lists the recommended length of time for completion of the master's degree. The last column has important comments from the director of the program, including special application deadlines.
Recommendation for length of program
applicant needs a strong accounting background, and at least have taken the following course work: Accounting, Accounting II, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Advanced Financial Accounting. The first semester at NCSU will be spent taking 3-4 pre-requisite courses
|Animal Science||contact program directly||applicant needs strong animal science background, specific pre-requisites are required, require acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score at time of application|
|Bioinformatics||3+2||Application deadline is January 15|
|Biological & Agricultural Engineering||3+1.5|
|Chemical Engineering||3+1, 3+2||dependent on background|
|Curriculum and Instruction||3+1.5 or 3+2|
|Economics||3+1||Require acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score at time of application. At least 20 in speaking, reading, and writing, and 18 in listening|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||contact program directly||DGP will require TOEFL/IELTS and GRE scores at the time of application Application deadline is December 15|
|Financial Math||3 + 1.5||there are specific undergraduate courses that are required before taking graduate courses Application deadline is January 20|
|Food Science||3+1.5||only non-thesis Masters (MR) degree is available|
|Forestry||3+2||the non-thesis degree requires a project, so they prefer a 3+2; desire strong background|
|Functional Genomics||contact program directly|
|Horticulture Science||3+2, 3+3||per DGP, they offer a non-thesis degree, but prefer a 3+2 or 3+3 program|
|Industrial Design||contact program directly||a design portfolio is required with the application. Complete applications are required, including TOEFL/IELTS scores. Application deadline is January 5|
|Industrial Engineering||3+2||DGP will require TOEFL/IELTS and GRE scores at the time of application|
|Landscape Architecture||3+2||a design portfolio is required with the application. Program may take longer if pre-requisites are not met. Application deadline is January 5|
|Microbiology||3+2||a thesis program may be available in 3+3 format|
|Natural Resources||3+2||the non-thesis degree requires a project, so they prefer a 3+2; desire strong background|
|Natural Resources - Assessment & Analysis Option||3+2||the non-thesis degree requires a project, so they prefer a 3+2; desire strong background|
|Natural Resources - Economics & Management Option||3+2||the non-thesis degree requires a project, so they prefer a 3+2; desire strong background|
|Nutrition||3+1.5||only non-thesis Masters (MR) degree is available|
|Operations Research||contact program directly||GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores required at time of application.|
|Physics||3+1||Will take longer if 12 hours of Physics courses are not taken during Fall/GTI semester|
|Plant Biology||3+1.5, 3+2||Non-thesis program requiring a project. Whether 3+1.5 or 2 depends upon background of student and ability to work on project and take courses during the GTI semester. GRE and TOEFL scores required at time of application. Strong background in plant biology or related area required. Research experience preferred.|
|Textiles||contact program directly|
|Wood and Paper Science||3+2|
There are several important deadlines and dates to be aware of during your application process and the entire time that you are a student at NC State University. Please print and keep this sheet, so that you are aware of these dates. Deadlines for 3+X applicants (PDF) The GTI website will also be very beneficial to you during your application process.
Master's Degree credit for courses taken during the GTI semester
You are eligible to count your graduate level credits, taken during your GTI semester, toward your NCSU Master's degree. The credit hours must be 500-level or higher and you must receive at least a grade of B (3.0 out of 4.0).
Quotes from previous 3+X students:
|"I got all A in three academic mid-term exams and I want to pursue for a PH.D degree. I have talked to director in my department. If I pass the qualified exam next summer, then I can enter the PH.D program. It's the same situation as normal students... NC State has a very strong faculty group... and offers us many opportunities. We have several seminars from top researchers in the US, every week, and also we have meetings with them during which we can have conversations with them."|
"I attended a lot of activities at NCSU such as football games, homecoming parade and so on. I also traveled several to places in US. They were all great to visit. One is the Beach of Wilmington, and another is Charleston in SC."
|"Life here is also very interesting. We have Chinese students Union. We have many activities in breaks. Both Chinese students and Americans students help a lot. Raleigh is a wonderful place to live and study. It's peaceful and safer and also never lack of fun. I never regret going to NC State. If you work hard, you will surely get a promising future here."|
"One of the most interesting things is my volunteer job in Washington, DC! It is really worthy of joining the Fall break trip. I have not only helped do the jobs, but also actually seen the homeless people living on the street right across from the White House. It makes me to think and to work harder."
|"My adviser notified me an opportunity of an RA position. It's not a real paid job but a volunteer position, which is to help the professor collect and input data, and do further analysis in a small group. I can also use the data of this research program to do my own thesis in the coming year."|
|"I appreciate the staffs of GTI and OIS a lot. They helped the 3+X program students from the time when we arrived. They sacrificed a lot to help us get through the hardest time, and to organize many interesting and meaningful activities for us. Thank you all!"|
"We were invited to a traditional American Wedding. Both the church and the dining room were decorated by the friends of the couple, including us. The wedding, in a sense, showed the American culture. The procedure of decoration is very funny which we have never done before. We decorated all the things from the carpet to the ceiling. It's also the first time we dressed up. When you come to America do as the American does. It was an unforgettable experience."