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, the Master of Forest Biomaterials program requires 30 or 36 credit hours; no thesis is required. For students with one or more years of relevant industrial experience, 30 credit hours are required for the degree. For students with no employment experience related to the field of study, 36 credit hours are required. Most students can complete the requirements in three years.

Eligibility

Applicants must have 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.

Cost

This master's degree requires 30 or 36 credit hours. At 2018-19 tuition rates, the cost of the required courses is $453 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,261 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the 30-credit program is $13,590 for North Carolina residents and $37,830 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.

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.

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.

Students who have at least a year of relevant industrial experience are required to complete 30 credit hours. It is expected that most students will be able to complete the requirements in three years. The curriculum includes these requirements:
  • 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 credit hours
Note: For students without relevant experience, 36 credit hours are required.
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 Natural Resources

1206 Biltmore (Paper Labs)

919.513.3022
hubbe@ncsu.edu

Contact me for: Program Content

Michele V. Serrano

Program Coordinator

College of Natural Resources

919.515.5797
michele_serrano@ncsu.edu

Contact me for: Application Information