College of Science, Engineering and Technology

College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Graduate Programs

Our Profile

Norfolk State University (NSU) is a public, state-supported institution in Norfolk, Virginia, which was voted the number one city in the South by Money Magazine. The University is organized into two colleges and three professional schools: The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Science, Engineering, and Technology; and the Schools of Business, Education, and Social Work. The College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) has over 1,700 students and presently comprises over 25% of the University's total student enrollment. Undergraduate students can select from a wide array of courses in nine academic departments: Allied Health, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, and Technology.


The College of Science, Engineering, and Technology has played a pivotal role in the University's seventy year history. Faculty contributions in research, grantsmanship, service, and mentoring are exceptional. Graduates are securing outstanding jobs and are earning advanced degrees in record numbers. The College currently houses several research centers - Center for Materials Research (CMR), Institute for Assurance Research (IA-REDI), Center for Biotechnology and Biomedical (CBBS), Creative Gaming and Simulation Labs (CGS) - and numerous accredited programs. The University has demonstrated a strong commitment to the sciences and health professions through a significant investment of university resources in undergraduate educational programs, research facilities, and scholarships.

Graduate programs in the college have increased substantially with the introduction of the Master's degree in computer science, electronics engineering, and optical engineering. These programs complement the Master's Degree program in Materials Science and very strong undergraduate programs in related disciplines. A Ph.D. program in materials science and engineering was introduced in 2007.

Norfolk State University's innovative programs, initiatives and visionary outlook have attracted an international faculty of talented scholars and teachers. Download a copy of our Experts Resource Guide for a brief introduction to some of our outstanding faculty. The future for the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology is unlimited. We invite you to join us for a very exciting and eventful academic journey.