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Graduate Student Information

The Graduate Office

Meet our Faculty and Staff

Russell King | Henry Armfield Foscue Distinguished Professor
Russell King

Foscue Distinguished Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

Associate Professor

Graduate Services Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Graduate Forms

Are you doing independent study or research credits? Are you submitting a Change of Degree Form and need the Reference Report on Applicant Form? Get all the forms you need on our graduate forms page.

Graduate Plan of Work

The Graduate Plan of Work is a document that serves both as a guide to successful degree completion and a contract between students and their programs. In this way, it serves to reduce the potential for misunderstandings about degree requirements and outlines the expected academic progress students should make.

Changing your Degree?

Applying to add a Ph.D. to your Masters can be done through the ISE Grad Office. You do NOT have to pay an application fee or use the Graduate School’s Slate System.

Want to change to a non-thesis Masters? Want to change departments?

To request a Change of Degree, contact the Graduate Services Coordinator at

Orientation Handbook

During the first week of the semester, new ISE graduate students receive a special introduction to the ISE Department and NC State resources. This Orientation Handbook summarizes the seminar and serves as a reference for common questions and answers.

Current Ph.D. Students

Our Ph.D. students and our research are changing the world of advanced manufacturing, operations, and service sectors. You can view a list of our current Ph.D. students and links to the details of their research and credentials.

Room Reservations for Oral Defense

When it is time to schedule your Preliminary and Final Oral Defenses, you will need to reserve a room for the exam. Rooms Reservations are easy to do.

MBA Courses – Enrollment for ISE Graduate Students

Each semester, the MBA Program sets aside a short period of time for students from other departments to petition to enroll in their courses. These are very strict guidelines. The Petition to Add MBA Courses Form must be completed and submitted.

RA/TA Safety Training Certificate

All ISE Research and Teaching Assistants must obtain the Completion Certificate for the NC Safety Training Checklist. The student’s Principal Investigator (PI) will help select the necessary training options.