Graduate Admissions

The College of Engineering offers 13 doctoral and 21 master’s degrees. Admission to graduate study in engineering is granted by the Graduate School. Committees in each College of Engineering department review applications sent to them from the Graduate School and make recommendations for admittance.

Graduate student Amanda Walter inside BTEC.

28th overall

The College of Engineering ranks 28th overall among graduate programs in US News & World Report.

How to Apply

The Graduate School

North Carolina State University
1020 Main Campus Drive, Room 2300A
Campus Box 7102
Raleigh, NC 27695-7102
(919) 515-2872 general information
(919) 515-2871 graduate records
(919) 515-2873 fax
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The Graduate School requires that those wishing to apply complete an online application. Only online applications are accepted.

Prospective students apply for specific degree programs and date of enrollment. Some degree programs have requirements and deadlines of their own. Listed below are the Gradate School deadlines, but please contact individual departments for possible deadline variations.

Applications and all supporting documents must be received by the Graduate School or program deadline, whichever is earlier (see also tuition, fees and support in Graduate Academics).

International students are encouraged to apply but must supply additional information.

Graduate School Deadlines
Sum 1
Sum 2
U.S. Citizens: Jun 25 Nov 25 Mar 25 May 10
Internationals: Mar 1 Jul 15 Dec 15 Dec 15

Distance Education Graduate Degrees

The College also offers 16 distance education graduate degrees through its Engineering Online (EOL) program for engineers, computer scientists and technical professionals who are unable to participate in on-campus programs.