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N.C. A&T’s Largest STEM Ph.D. Program to Rename, Expand (298 hits)

Already a national leader in STEM education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will deepen its capacity at the graduate level by renaming and expanding a doctoral degree program that is already its largest STEM Ph.D., school officials announced today.

The Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Systems has been renamed the Ph.D. in Applied Science and Technology, a change that went into effect in January. In addition to its sole previous concentration in energy production and environmental impacts of energy solutions, the renamed Ph.D. will have concentrations in Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Biosciences, Data Science and Technology.

The program already enrolls 60 students – about 15 percent of those pursuing doctoral degrees at North Carolina A&T – but the new concentrations are expected to engage significantly more students, with clear connections to high-demand STEM professions. Students will also have the opportunity to design their own program by taking courses in multiple concentrations and engaging in more interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

Career prospects are strong for graduates: Environmental scientists coming out of the current program enjoy an average salary of $97,000 a year, program materials note.

N.C. A&T currently has nine doctoral degree programs. The new concentrations being introduced in the Ph.D. in Applied Science and Technology will expand to 51 the total number offered at the university.

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Posted By: Elynor Moss
Monday, February 19th 2018 at 11:25AM
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