Graduate Programs

Two Programs, Unlimited Opportunities

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology offers two graduate programs: plant biology and microbiology. Each program offers a doctoral degree, a master’s thesis degree, and a masters non-thesis degree. Students take rigorous courses taught by our faculty experts and conduct cutting-edge research that advances basic and applied knowledge in their fields of study.

Our programs also provide opportunities for students to work on interdisciplinary research projects with faculty members other departments and colleges at NC State, including Entomology and Plant Pathology, Horticultural Science, Crop and Soil Sciences, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, Applied Ecology and the College of Engineering.

Our graduates are well-prepared for careers in science, government and industry. Join us. 

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in plant biology or microbiology? Want to explore the possibilities at NC State? 

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