College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Center for Materials Research

How to Apply

Admission to graduate studies at Norfolk State University is accomplished in two steps: step one, is by admission to the University and step two is by admission to the Materials Science program. Submit the following application and supporting documents to the NSU Graduate School:

1. Graduate Application
The appropriate application fee must accompany the application for admission and is not refundable. Apply Now online

2. Official Transcript
Applicants must request official transcripts from all of the graduate and undergraduate institutions that they have attended be sent to the NSU Graduate School. Each transcript must show the complete scholastic record, bear the official seal of the institution, and be signed by the issuing officers.

3. Three Letters of Reference

4. Statement of Purpose

5. GRE Scores (Ph.D admissions)


Additional requirements for NON-US citizens visit our International Student Services site

1. Official Evaluated Transcript
If you attended institutions outside of the United States, we require an official evaluated transcripts from an approved agency such as the World Education Services (WES ) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) .

2. Official TOELF scores

3. Completed SEVIS Information Form Download the form

4. Completed Affidavit of Support with official seal affixed: see "Providing Proof of Availability of Funds" Download the form

Mail documents to:
Graduate School
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23504

Admission to Norfolk State University means only that the student will be permitted to enroll in courses at the graduate level. It does not necessarily imply that he/she will be admitted to a program leading to an advanced degree. Admission to a degree program and graduate courses must be approved by the Graduate Program Coordinator of that graduate program. The non-degree graduate student must seek advisement regarding any course enrollment in light of its relevance to intended degree matriculation, and, also from the standpoint of the advisability of enrollment in prerequisite courses needed to advance him/her to the entry level of the course of his/her choice.