Forest Biomaterials Graduate Degrees
Interested in research in biomaterials, bioenergy, paper science or sustainable materials and technology? Forest Biomaterials graduate students complete a series of core classes and develop their program of study to meet their unique interests. Choose courses offered by other departments or colleges at NC State and courses offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University. Various research, thesis, credit hour and qualifying exam requirements may apply, depending on the program.
Forestry and Environmental Resources Graduate Degrees
Our graduate programs emphasize hands-on research, teaching and real world field opportunities. Our overriding goal is to create professionals capable of contributing to society’s welfare through the wise use of our planet’s forests, fisheries, wildlife and other natural resources. Our technical degree options for all Natural Resources degrees include Assessment and Analysis, Ecological Restoration, Policy and Administration, Economics and Management, Hydrology, International Resources and Geographic Information Systems.
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Graduate Degrees
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) is dedicated to providing an exciting and challenging intellectual environment for students pursuing a variety of graduate degrees. For busy professionals who are interested in continuing their education, we also offer technical and distance education degrees and programs.
Interdisciplinary Graduate Degrees
Our ever-changing world is interdisciplinary. That's why the College of Natural Resources offers graduate degrees in fields that intersect and overlap for the modern professional. Our interdisciplinary graduate degrees include research in Geospatial Science and Technology; Environmental Assessment; and Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology. These programs are offered jointly across different colleges at NC State.
Online and Continuing Education Degrees
Life is fast-paced and constantly changing. That’s why the College of Natural Resources offers higher education for working professionals through distance education. Take your natural resources career to the next level with flexible graduate courses that fit your schedule. Our certificates, distance and continuing education degrees include fields like Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Assessment.
Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
The College of Natural Resources wants to help you pursue your passions. We offer graduate assistantships and fellowships at the department level. Check out our graduate degree programs and search for assistantships based on your interests.
Meet Our Graduate Students
Meet Jenna Hartley
Hartley is pursuing her Ph.D. with Dr. Kathryn Stevenson in the in the environmental education lab at NC State’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Her research examines the role of young students as environmental and community change-agents, specifically on the topic of marine debris or plastic pollution.
Meet Carson B.
Master's student Carson B. found her passion in working with the public to understand their sense of place. For her, understanding others' sense of place and connection to where they live is key to inspiring them to protect it.
Meet Luis Ibarra
Ibarra, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, is working on the estimation of genetics parameters on hybrid populations of Pinus and Eucalyptus, developing a model to estimate breeding values between two species and then select the best hybrid crosses. He plans to launch his career with Bioforest, the research arm of Arauco, which is one of the largest timber companies in Chile, when he graduates.