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Forest Biomaterials

 

Master | Forest Biomaterials

Program Format:   
Entrance Exam: Not required

Designed to meet the career objectives of working professionals employed in the paper and allied industries. No thesis required.

The Master of Forest Biomaterials program is designed to address the needs of professionals employed in the paper and allied industries. Thirty credit hours are required for the degree, in the case of students having one or more years of relevant industrial experience. Thirty-six credit hours are required for students having no employment experience related to the field of study. It is expected that most students will be able to complete the requirements in three years. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are expected to have completed a four-year bachelor's degree program from an accredited college or university. If a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) has been taken, that information can be supplied; however the GRE is not required for online and distance education applicants. Recommendation letters are requested in the application. The program is designed for individuals who are professionally employed and have a minimum of one year of relevant experience in the pulp and paper or allied industries, such as chemical or equipment suppliers for paper products.

PLAN OF STUDY

Students who have at least a year of relevant industrial experience are required to complete 30 credit hours; for students without relevant experience, 36 credit hours are required. It is expected that most students will be able to complete the requirements in three years.

 

Paper Science and Engineering Required Core Courses (12 credit hours)

Advised electives: 9 credit hours
Free electives: 3 credit hours
Independent project: 5 credit hours
Seminar: 1 credit hour
TOTAL 30

CAREER PROSPECTS

The Master of Forest Biomaterials program is designed to address the needs of professionals employed in the paper inducstry and allied industries. Enrolled students will be able to maintain their current job while pursuing this degree and, as employees, will be able to apply the knowledge they gain from courses and the independent project to their positions, thus enhancing their value as employees as they continue to participate in this program.

Tuition Level: Graduate

Resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $411.88
Total Estimated Cost for 30 or 36 Credits Completed at NC State: $12,356.40

Non-resident
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,007.88
Total Estimated Cost for 30 or 36 Credits Completed at NC State: $30,236.40

Approximate cost per semester: $3,706.92 based on 9 credit hours

Note: There may be additional fees associated with Distance Education courses for verification of student identity for proctored examinations. These fees will be paid directly by the student to the proctor or facility and are not charged to your student account.

More about Online and Distance Education Tuition

Entry Semester Application Deadlines and Details
FallJun 25 (US); Mar 1 (Int)
SpringNov 25 (US); Jul 15 (Int)
Summer 1Mar 25 (US); Dec 15 (Int)
Summer 2May 10 (US); Dec 15 (Int)

Dr. Martin A. Hubbe

Professor

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

1206 Biltmore (Paper Labs)

919.513.3022
hubbe@ncsu.edu