Image of soil profile in the field with NC State on the soil.

Graduate education in Soil Science is an essential and integral component of the research, teaching, extension, and service functions of the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at North Carolina State University. This online Graduate Handbook for Soil Science Graduate students provides a wealth of information that will be useful to you whether you are a new incoming student or getting ready to graduate.

The NC State Graduate Student Handbook is an important resource for all graduate students. It provides in-depth information on all rules, regulations and policies that govern graduate education at NC State. The Soil Science Graduate Handbook is supplementary to the NC State Graduate Handbook; summaries of important policies and deadlines are provided and information specific to the Soil Science Graduate Program are found here. It is the responsibility of all graduate students to understand the degree requirements for Soil Science and graduate students in general.

The departmental Graduate Office is here to assist you in your academic journey. Please take the time to study the information provided. If you do not find what you need, do not hesitate to contact us.

Commonly Used Resources
New Student InformationNC State Graduate Student Handbook
Graduate Student Support PlanNorth Carolina Residency
Plan of WorkReport a Concern

Departmental Contacts

If you have questions about the Soil Science graduate programs, you may contact the following persons:

For questions about course work, admissions, and other program information, please contact:For questions about deadlines and administrative procedures, please contact:
Dr. Mike Mullen
Director of Soil Science Graduate Programs
Professor Emeritus
Angie Barefoot
Graduate Services Coordinator
2321 Williams Hall (Tuesday and Thursday)

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is housed in Williams Hall on North Campus, on the Brickyard.  When you arrive on campus, please stop by room 2321 Williams Hall. Angie Barefoot, Graduate Services Coordinator, will record your arrival and answer any questions you may have about the Graduate Programs in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.  If you have been awarded a research and teaching assistantship, Angie will assist you in processing the necessary forms.