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Graduate Degrees & Certificates

Graduate education is a cornerstone of a tier one research institution. The preparation of the future scientists, policymakers, researchers and teachers in all our disciplines is one of the most important activities we engage in here in the College of Natural Resources.

Are you interested in pursuing graduate education in natural resources?

Degree programs in the College of Natural Resources may be tailored to a variety of specialized and interdisciplinary topics.

¬†All departments that offer a graduate program are affiliated with NC State’s Graduate School. The Grad School maintains admission standards and exercises control over all graduate degree programs. Graduate students are admitted to the University through NC State’s Graduate School to work on a degree program in a specific department. Faculty in the specific departments review applications and make recommendations to the Graduate School regarding the admission of applicants to their departments.

After you explore the exciting degrees offered by our three departments (see below) use the links in the "Next Steps" box to get started on your journey toward a graduate degree from the NC State University College of Natural Resources.

Department of Forest Biomaterials

Graduate degrees from the FB department include the Ph.D., Masters of Science and Master of Forest Biomaterials.

Distance options may also be available.

Learn more about these degrees, departmental research and the graduate faculty on the
FB department graduate program page.

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Graduate degrees from the FER department include -

  • Ph.D. - Forestry and Environmental Resources;
  • Masters of Science - Forestry
  • Master of Forestry
  • PhD. - Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Masters of Science - Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Master of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Master of Science in Natural Resources
  • Master of Natural Resources

Technical Options for all Natural Resources degrees:

Learn more about these degrees, departmental research and the graduate faculty on the
FER department graduate program page.

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Graduate degrees from the PRTM department include the PhD, Master of Science and Master of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, and the Dual Master of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management and Public Administration.  PRTM also administers 2 technical options in the Masters of Natural Resources Program:

Distance options may also be available.

Learn more about these degrees, departmental research and the graduate faculty on the
PRTM department graduate program page.


Interdisciplinary Degrees


Certificates, Distance Education, and Continuing Education


Graduate Program Directors

Ilona Peszlen
Forest Biomaterials Graduate Program
NC State University
919.513.1265
ilona_pezslen@ncsu.edu
Box 8005
Raleigh, NC 27695-8005

Joe Roise
Forestry and Environmental Resources Graduate Program
NC State University
joe_roise@ncsu.edu|
Campus Box 8008
Raleigh, NC 27695-8002

Myron Floyd
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Graduate Program
919.513.8026
myron_floyd@ncsu.edu
NC State University
Box 8004
Raleigh, NC 27695-8004