Thank you for your interest in graduate studies with the Plant Pathology Department at North Carolina State University. The application process is completed online at Please visit our graduate program website for information concerning application to the graduate program, requirements, and other important admissions topics. For additional information regarding graduate admissions, you can also visit the NCSU Graduate School website.


A complete application consists of the following:

  • Online application form
  • One (1) official transcript from each college/university attended*
  • Personal Statement**
  • Resume**
  • Three letters of recommendation**
  • Official GRE scores — Institution code 5496**
  • Official TOEFL scores or IELTS scores**

We cannot evaluate prospective students prior to completion of the application process with the Graduate School.

*All transcripts must be sent directly to:
The Graduate School
North Carolina State University
1020 Main Campus Drive, Room 2300A
Campus Box 7102
Raleigh, NC 27695

**Please submit all documents/supporting materials including letters of recommendation electronically through the online application process. Do not send any documents directly to the Plant Pathology Department.**

Specific Enquiries

Department of Plant Pathology
Chair of Graduate Admissions
Dr Peter Ojiambo

US CitizensJanuary 15 (financial aid)
June 25 (admit only)
August 1 (financial aid)
November 25 (admit only)
InternationalsJanuary 15 (financial aid)
March 1 (admit only)
June 1 (financial aid)
July 15 (admit only)