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Student ResearchOn The Cutting Edge

When you pursue your graduate studies at NC State University’s Department of Forest Biomaterials (FB), you are joining a community of research-oriented industry leaders committed to pushing the envelope of knowledge in wood products, paper and science engineering and forest biomaterials. Our faculty frequently partners with industry leaders or other organizations to address cutting-edge scientific and technical issues as well as the broader environmental and financial concerns effecting these global sectors. As a graduate student, you become a valued member of this community, pursue your original interests beside top researchers in your field, enjoy state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and have the chance to build a well-balanced life, thanks to the many living options and leisure opportunities that NC State University offers its graduate students.

Graduate Degree Options

There are four graduate degree options available through FB, including a 100% distance-based Master’s program for industry professionals with at least one year of relevant industry experience, a non-thesis, professional degree program for students whose primary interests do not include research and a PhD track that includes an option in Forest Biomaterials.

A Supportive Professional Community

Graduate students in FB play an important role in our teaching, research and extension activities. We offer numerous fellowship and assistantship opportunities in return to help defray the cost of your higher education. Please review our Graduate Student Handbook and other links on this page for more information on the requirements governing graduate students as well as the benefits available to them and all application and admissions procedures.