Application Process

The Graduate School requires all applicants to submit all materials through the online application portal. Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program at NC State University can apply by using the degree change form.

Application Requirements

Students with a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree may apply to either of the degree programs. Students apply with degrees in textiles, engineering, management, or design. Typically the minimum acceptable overall grade point average (GPA) is a 3.0 out of 4.0, based on most current U.S. universities. Students should have approximately 20 credit hours in mathematics and natural sciences in their undergraduate degree. Degrees must be obtained from a four-year, accredited university. Graduate transfer credits can only be from other U.S. universities, and must be approved by the student’s graduate committee. Certificates and diplomas are not recognized as undergraduate degrees.

A completed application package must contain:

  • Official transcripts (minimum graduate GPA of 3.0). All relevant unofficial or official transcripts from previously attended college or university.   
  • Official GRE scores 
  • Proof of English Proficiency (international students)  
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • A personal statement indicating strong research interests in and match of research interest with WCOT faculty research expertise
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae and/or Portfolio (optional
  • Application Fee ($75 for domestic and US permanent residents, $85 for international).  All application fees are non-refundable.
  • Online North Carolina Residency Form if claiming NC residence for tuition purposes submitted within one (1) week of application submission