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U.S. News & World Report lists N.C. A&T State University as No. 7 overall out of 76 institutions on the list and No. 1 among HBCU public schools.
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Affordable Cost & High Salaries
Most College of Science and Technology graduate students receive financial aid packages that include tuition and a stipend of at least $20,000 per year.
Three years after graduation, A&T graduates have an average salary tying them for third in the University of North Carolina System. A combination of affordable graduate tuition plus higher salaries after graduation means that you can get a great education, at a tremendous value, leading to a satisfying career.
In the lab, in the field, in small and large corporations, and government agencies our Graduate Students excel. Find out more about a place where history and tradition meet discovery and innovation. Enhance your career and life. Perhaps an affordable, valuable, practical Graduate Degree from N.C. A&T is an important part of you fulfilling your destiny.
CoST Graduate Degrees
There is a need in our country and around the world for those with expertise in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. The North Carolina A&T College of Science and Technology can prepare you to be part of the next wave of STEM professionals, making the discoveries and creating the tools that will change the world.
Ph.D. Program Graduates will possess the technical and leadership skills in high demand in the competitive global job market.
We are focused on providing students interested in a challenging, interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) graduate education with an intellectually-stimulating, culturally-diverse, rewarding, and societally relevant career development experience.
Our mission is to provide an academically challenging, value-based environment that prepares learners to be critical thinkers in the science and technology disciplines. Our graduates are professionals, global citizens, effective communicators, and responsible leaders and educators in the context of the College of Science and Technology's Core Values.
Title III Fellowship Available. Apply Now!
$39,600 Award Available for NC A&T Ph.D. STEM Students
The Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship is a prestigious award offered to qualified Ph.D. students enrolled in STEM disciplines at North Carolina A&T State University. The purpose of the Fellowship is to increase the number of native Black Americans earning a Ph.D. degree in STEM disciplines through a program of financial assistance. The Fellowship, consisting of a stipend and supplemental benefits, is funded through a Title III HBGI grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Each fellowship will be in the amount of $39,600 for 12 months.
Anyone who plans to apply for the fellowship must:
• be a US citizen
• be a native Black American
• either be enrolled in or intend to pursue a PH.D. program in a STEM discipline at North Carolina A&T State University
• have completed no more than two semesters of doctor study prior to the semester when the fellowship will begin
• meet all other eligibility requirements as set forth in the fellowship announcement
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Applied Science & Technology
Dr. Waterman holds a doctoral degree in Functional Genomics. Dr. Waterman's research focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms governing respiratory diseases affecting pigs and farm workers in concentrated animal feeding operations, such as swine confinement facilities (SCF). Specifically, modulation of oxidative stress and inflammation pathways in airway epithelial and lung tissues in response to SCF environment and organic dust exposures. Her team utilized science and translational research approaches to develop models of respiratory diseases affecting farm animals and humans. She is an Applied Scientist whose research has had impacting practical application. In her role as Program Director, she is looking for people that are passionate about applying their learnings in impactful practical ways.
Dr. Waterman is aggressively searching for people with expertise in science, math, and technology disciplines who can answer the tough questions. Graduate degrees help one to be able to contribute to answering these complex questions. The North Carolina A&T College of Science and Technology can prepare you to be part of the wave of professionals, who are invested in making a difference, forging discoveries and creating tools that will change the world. What is your why?
AST Ph.D. concentrations like Applied Chemistry, Atmospheric, Environmental and Energy Science, Bioscience and Data Science and Analytics allow our students to excel in industry, government, and academia. Our graduates are making a difference and answering questions at leading national and international organizations such as Intel, Sealed Air Corporation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, NOAA, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Mayo Clinic, NASA, Appalachian State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, King Saud University, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Qatar University, Savanah State University, Florida State University, and Georgia State University.
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Applied Science and Technology Ph.D. Program
PREM - An unlimited source of energy!
The Collaborative Research and Education in Energy Materials (aka CREEM) is an NSF-funded Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM). This Seed Grant funding facilitates a collaboration between Cornell University and North Carolina A&T State University researchers.
The College of Science and Technology offers undergraduate and graduate degrees within nine departments. Expand Academic Programs below to learn more about our departments and the degrees available.
Applied Science and Technology Ph.D. Program
Applied Science & Technology (AST) Ph.D. Program graduates will possess the technical and leadership skills in high demand in the competitive global job market.
A B.S. to Ph.D. option is available that provides well-prepared students with the opportunity to get a doctoral degree in a shorter period of time.
AST offers concentrations in bio-science, applied chemistry, applied physics, data science and analytics, information technology, technology management, STEM education, and atmospheric environmental and energy science.
Featured Research Areas
NSF CREST Bioenergy Center
The Bioenergy Center conducts fundamental research toward the development of advanced thermochemical biomass conversion technology for the efficient, economic production of liquid transportation fuels and hydrogen. Key partnerships include SUNY-Stony Brook, Argonne National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, National Renewable Energy Lab, Research Triangle Institute and Southern Research.
√ AST Applied Chemistry Ph.D.
√ MS Chemistry program
√ MS Chemical Engineering
The goals of graduate study in the Biosciences are to provide students with the training, guidance, experience, and opportunities to participate in research that will allow them to make the transition from being interested consumers of biological knowledge to being full, participating members of the biological profession. As such, they will be able to recognize the limits of our current biological knowledge and to use that insight to design and conduct research that addresses those limits. They will carry out research with the skill and integrity necessary to advance our level of knowledge.
√ AST Bioscience Ph.D.
√ MS Biology
√ P.S.M. in Industrial Biosciences
The application of data science across nearly every industry is one of the most important undertakings of the 21st century. From health care to government to business, data has never been so wildly obtainable and relied upon to help people do their best work.
Upon completion of study in Data Science graduate programs students will be able to:
- Leverage computational tools
- Model, analyze, and extract information from data
- Use simulations and visualization
- Apply important privacy, security, and ethical issues related to the use of data
√ AST Data Science & Analytics Ph.D.
√ MS Applied Mathematics
N.C. A&T CoST AST Ph.D. Webinar
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What do our students say?
I have a passion for solving problems with cancer, specifically Endometrial Cancer. There is a big disparity in the survivor-ship of women of color with this cancer in particular. I have already secured a post-doctorate position to further my research. The Applied Science and Technology Ph.D. has given me the knowledge, confidence and credentials to pursue ground-breaking solutions.
Sherette Godfrey - AST Ph.D. Student
I have always loved chemistry. The Applied Science and Technology Program gives me an opportunity to pursue real-world applications and solve problems using chemistry. I am interested in solving major world problems using my knowledge of chemistry, research and theory plus empirical methodologies. This is what we are learning with an outstanding faculty and excellent labs and facilities.
Richmond Djorgbenoo - AST Ph.D. Student