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Virtual Open Houses

Join us to learn more about the The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Master and Doctorate programs. The departments will hold its virtual open house at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM on the following dates.

November 21
December 19
January 16
February 20
March 13

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Application Process for Nanoengineering Programs through NC A&T

For our Nanoengineering programs, you will apply through NC A&T’s application portal.

Step 1: Apply For Admission To North Carolina A&T State University

The application deadline for the M.S. and Ph.D. is February 1, 2021 for priority consideration, and July 1, 2021 for general admission. International applicants are required to submit by June 1, 2021. Our Nanoengineering admissions follow the NC A&T State University graduate school admissions process. Students will be admitted for the Fall semester only.

Questions about the graduate program should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator  Dr. Ajit Kelkar.

Resource: 2019-2020 Nanoengineering Graduate Student Handbook

Step 2: Contact Potential Faculty Advisors

Throughout or even before you begin the application process, it’s recommended you connect with a faculty member who shares your research interests. Read through the faculty profiles on our website to view ongoing projects and current research. Faculty who agree to accept you into their group can guide you throughout the application process.


All applicants are expected to have completed an undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline,
and, as a minimum, completed calculus through differential equations.

Prospective graduate students can apply by through NCAT’s Graduate School admissions portal.

You should be ready to submit the following materials with the Graduate School application:

  • $65 application fee.
  • Transcripts from all institutions where coursework was completed.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or persons well acquainted with the prospective student’s academic and/or performance potential.
  • Personal statement (limit 1000 words): This statement should address why you want to be accepted into the program, as well as detailed research interests and 1–3 potential faculty advisors.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae.
  • GRE score (for Ph.D. applicants only).
  • TOEFL (for international applicants).

View Nanoengineering Funding and Financial Aid Opportunities.

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Application Process for Nanoscience Programs through UNC Greensboro

For our Nanoscience programs, you will apply through UNCG’s application portal.

Our Nanoscience admissions follows the UNCG Graduate School admissions process. All application materials should be submitted through the UNCG Graduate School.

Questions about the graduate program should be directed to the Director of Graduate Studies Dr. Dennis LaJeunesse.


In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal statement indicating their interest in the program and a current Curriculum Vitae. Students are admitted for the Fall terms. The deadline to apply for full consideration of all funding opportunities, including all university fellowships and grants, is January 15th; the deadline for all Ph.D. applications is March 15th; and the deadline for all MS degree programs is July 1st.

JSNN encourages early applicants! Ph.D. applications are processed on a continuing basis, and decisions on admission are made when the application file is complete.

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