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How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed online application, the departmental application form, your resume and non-refundable application fee
  • 3 recommendations from people who know your academic record and potential for graduate study (letters should be uploaded online)
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary education
  • **Official statement of English Proficiency (TOEFL) for international students
  • All students must be able to complete their field experiences (Practicum and Internship) in the state of North Carolina

Selection for admission is based on a number of considerations:

  1. Academic achievement, especially in the junior and senior undergraduate years, as well as performance in any graduate courses, is carefully evaluated for evidence of competence in intellectual inquiry.
  1. Performance ratings and recommendations from professors and supervisory personnel are also carefully examined for evidence of personal qualities requisite for professional competence.
  1. Demonstrated leadership activity and/or significant work experience represent additional important factors.
  1. Interview process –candidates are selected to be interviewed, barring significant geographical distances.
  1. Other additional materials are also welcome to supplement the application – such as a research paper, a video of some “helping” activity by the candidate, etc.

Applications and all supporting documents must be received on or before the Graduate School Priority Deadlines or the Program Deadlines. International students should also consider their specific deadline, whichever is earlier.

**Request the test center to send your scores directly to NC State when taking the exam; TOEFL Institution code 5496. Upload unofficial copy when submitting application.

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Application Deadlines

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
Fall: PhD On-Campus Delivery December 01
Fall: Masters On-Campus Delivery December 15
Summer 1: PhD On-Campus Delivery December 01
Summer 1: Masters On-Campus Delivery December 15
Summer 2: PhD On-Campus Delivery December 01
Summer 2: Masters On-Campus Delivery December 15