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Students pursuing graduate degrees from the College of Natural Resources are prepared to make significant contributions to society worldwide. They become faculty members, policymakers and professionals working as researchers and managers in higher education, business, industry and government.

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 as well as 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.

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Forestry and Environmental Resources Graduate Degrees

Our graduate programs emphasize hands-on research, teaching and real-world fieldwork opportunities. Our overarching 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.

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Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Graduate Degrees

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is dedicated to providing an exciting and challenging intellectual environment for students pursuing a variety of graduate degrees. Our programs combine theory and practical knowledge with real-world experience to prepare you to teach, practice or pursue research in various fields of study, ranging from outdoor recreation to sport and entertainment venue management.

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Center for Geospatial Analytics Graduate Degrees

At the Center for Geospatial Analytics, we’re preparing the next generation of interdisciplinary data scientists. We offer classes and hands-on training that combine foundational geographic theory with cutting-edge data modeling and visualization technologies. Our graduate degree options include Geospatial Analytics and Geospatial Information Science & Technology, in addition to a certificate in Geographic Information Systems and minors in Geographic Information Science and Environmental Remote Sensing.

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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.