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Explore Our Graduate Options

As a nationally top-ranked college of education and research powerhouse grounded in our land-grant mission, we are home to over 35 graduate fields of study that will prepare you to drive educational change, advance the educational success of all and lead in the educational field of your choice.

Find the right graduate program or concentration for you.

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STEM Ed Technology Design Education class

Master of Education in STEM Education Concentrations:

Master of Education in STEM Education or Master of Science in STEM Education Concentration:

Doctor of Education

Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM Concentrations:

Graduate Certificate:

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Prepare to drive educational change at one of the nation’s best graduate colleges of education in the nation.


among all colleges of education in the U.S.

Top 5%

in active research funding among all colleges of education in the U.S.


speciality programs ranked among Top 25 in the nation

Sources: 2023 U.S. News & World Report


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I chose the NC State College of Education because I saw very early on in my doctoral program search that they were committed to diversity and changemaking in education. I wanted to study at a school that was ready to make the necessary changes towards a new kind of education — one designed to serve everyone.

– Jayla Moody

Ph.D. student in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development

Office of Graduate Student Success

Our Office of Graduate Student Success is located in Poe 505 and provides resources, services and events that serve graduate students socially and academically across the college and helps build a community among the graduate student population.

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