Applied Science & Technology PhD Program

Applied Science & Technology (AST) PhD Program Graduates will possess the technical and leadership skills high in demand in the competitive global job market

We are focused on providing students interested in a challenging, interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) graduate education with an intellectually-stimulating, culturally-diverse, rewarding, and societally relevant career development experience.

AST offers a PhD degree in the following concentrations:

  • Atmospheric, Environmental and Energy Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Bioscience
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Information Technology and Technology Management

A B.S. to Ph.D. option is available that provides well-prepared students with the opportunity to get a doctoral degree in a shorter period of time.

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"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."

-Albert Einstein


AST makes available a state of the art synoptic laboratory, which provides a convenient access to weather and climate data for research and teaching needs. Students and faculty have access to high computation facilities in the Department, NOAA-Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology Cooperative Science Center at NC A&T and through Interdisciplinary Research Center of the NC A&T. The EES Department has also NASA Climate Change Education project. Through this project, students and faculty have access to the innovative educational use of the Magic Planet and 3D gaming technologies that utilize the research data.

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The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will hold its annual retreat July 19-20, at the Graylon International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.