The Graduate School
Sanjiv Sarin, Dean
A. Ayanna Boyd-Williams, Assistant Dean
Dean Campbell, Student Transition and Retention Director
Graduate education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University was authorized by the North Carolina State Legislature in 1939. The authorization provided for graduate training in agriculture, applied science and allied areas of study. An extension of the graduate program, approved by the General Assembly of North Carolina in 1957, provided for enlargement of the program to include teacher education as well as such other programs of a professional or occupational nature as might be approved by the State Board of Higher Education.
The School of Graduate Studies coordinates and administers advanced course offerings in departments within the School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Economics, the School of Education, the College of Engineering, the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering and the School of Technology. It has an integrated and multicultural faculty and student body which welcomes students from all over the world and offers advanced study for qualified individuals who wish to improve their competency for careers in professions related to agriculture, humanities, education, health, social work, business, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Degrees offered include the Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of School Administration, Master of Social Work, and the Doctor of Philosophy.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University offers graduate level interdisciplinary programs which allows graduate students to draw expertise and resources from multiple disciplines across the university. The interdisciplinary programs include: Computational Science and Engineering, Energy and Environmental Systems, Leadership Studies and Nanoengineering. Students undertake rigorous research and internships while enjoying close interaction with scientists, engineers and professionals in other fields.