Graduate Student Information

We are excited that you are interested in graduate study in the College of Education! An advanced degree in education can open the door to a variety of careers. College of Education alumni are among the leading minds in the field of education today—forging paths in the areas of teaching, learning and educational leadership. Please peruse our various graduate program links at the bottom of this page. 

If you are interested in our graduate programs and want to visit, contact Dr. Demetrius Richmond, PhD who is the Director of Graduate Student Mentoring & Success at ddrichmo@ncsu.edu, 919-513-0921.



NC State University is a premier center for graduate study, known nationally for innovative degree programs, a world-renowned faculty and groundbreaking collaborative research. 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.

NC State offers graduate students a broad range of financial assistance options that help with tuition and living expenses while you are pursuing your advanced degree. Graduate students may receive financial support through fellowships/traineeships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, service assistantships, Federal work-study programs and loans.

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Applying to all graduate programs in the College of Education is a two-step process. You must apply to the Graduate School as well as meet Departmental Requirements. Please refer to your Program Area below. The College of Education also offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in three departments CICE, ELM, and STEM and in the additional subject of English as a Second Language. The MAT program is an accelerated teacher licensure program that leads to an initial teaching license and a master’s degree. 

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