Foundation for the Future
We offer an outstanding Ph.D. program with several opportunities to defray the cost of your education. Graduate students learn from award-winning faculty in the classroom and work alongside them in the lab, playing an integral role in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research to solve the big problems facing society.
Graduate applications are submitted electronically and consist of transcripts, three (3) letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. GRE scores are not required. The statement of purpose (personal statement) should focus on research accomplishments and aspirations, as well as specific faculty research programs of interest, and may include figures and chemical structures.
The Chemistry Department pays the application fee for domestic applicants only. Domestic applications will be finished when the payment screen is reached, so supply no payment information.
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If you would like to learn more about our graduate programs, contact our director of graduate studies.
While they complete their education, our students enjoy a rich student experience, publishing papers, traveling to conferences, teaching courses and getting involved in campus life. Students finish their degrees faster than the national average, allowing them to start their futures sooner.
And these futures are bright. Our graduates go on to diverse and successful careers in industry, working for top employers like BASF, Eastman Chemical, Cree, LORD and Novozymes. They teach and research at large universities, small colleges and everywhere between. And they are leaders in influential fields like law, research and government. Through our labs and the Chemistry Graduate Student Association, we offer valuable networking, travel and professional development opportunities to help students find the career path that is right for them.
Learn more about requirements and coursework for our Ph.D. program and our chemistry minor.
Jan 6, 2021
Thriving in Industry
Alumna Jessie Rivers ’76 earned at Ph.D. in organic chemistry and went to a career with two major N.C. companies.
Dec 18, 2020
NC State Chemist Awarded $2.4M for Research on Bioactive Natural Products
Joshua Pierce will investigate potential treatments for bacterial infections, cancer and other diseases.