With over one hundred graduate students involved in research projects
ranging from the study of nanoplankton through regional scale tectonics,
to global scale atmospheric dynamics and climate change, the Department
of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers entering graduate
students the opportunity participating in one of a wide range of
challenging research projects with faculty on the leading edge of
research in their areas. With a graduate student to faculty ratio
of 3.5 to 1, students can expect individual attention. Significant
levels of student support are available in the form of research
and teaching assistantships; 90% of this year's 30 new graduate
students are receiving such support.
Raleigh, the state capitol has many cultural and athletic events
available for the 100,000 college students in the area and is just
a few hours away from North Carolina's spectacular ocean beaches
as well as the highest mountains in the Appalachians. NCSU is a
great place to study, do research, and live.