Graduate Education Day
North Carolina graduate students and their administrators – including representatives from NC State -- filled the halls of the N.C. General Assembly May 19 to share the value of graduate education in North Carolina. This was the fifth annual Graduate Education Day sponsored by the N.C. Council of Graduate Schools, representing 22 North Carolina institutions that offer graduate programs.
NC State University is a premier center for graduate study, known nationally for innovative degree programs, a world-renowned faculty, and groundbreaking collaborative research. The Graduate School is responsible for administering over 220 different graduate degrees (Master's, Ph.D., and Ed.D.) across all 10 of NC State's academic colleges. Currently, more than 8,500 students from all areas of the U.S. and 85 other countries are pursuing post-baccalaureate study at NC State.
Our outstanding graduate programs emphasize real-world experience through original research opportunities, comprehensive extension and engagement activities, and partnerships with governments, industry, and other universities. Our programs also offer students the advantages of over 2,500 world-renowned faculty, a global academic perspective, and a respect for diversity. In addition, NC State's Centennial Campus and Centennial Biomedical Campus provide a unique venue for university, government, and industry partners interacting in multidisciplinary programs. Together, these strengths create a uniquely hands-on learning environment that encourages our students to explore cutting-edge issues in their areas of study while building the essential inquiry, communication, and leadership skills they will need to succeed.