First Masters degree conferred
The first masters degree was conferred. Frank Theophilus Meacham was awarded a Master of Science in Chemistry.
- 1923 Graduate School established
Carl C. Taylor became Dean
Taylor became the first dean of the Graduate School, serving until 1931.
First Ph.D. conferred
The first Ph.D. is conferred; Jesse Mowry receives the degree in the field of Rural Sociology.
Graduate education under the Consolidated University
The Graduate School at NC State was disbanded under the Consolidated University (a single administration overseeing NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Women's College in Greensboro). Graduate education at NC State was then considered a branch or division of the Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill. NC State had a local Committee on Graduate Instruction during this time.
Donald B. Anderson oversaw graduate programs
Anderson oversaw graduate programs at NC State from 1950 to 1958. By the end of his tenure, his title had become dean.
For the first time NC State began publishing a separate catalog for its graduate studies. The first graduate catalog covered the academic year 1953-1954.
First female Ph.D. recipient
Patricia Anne Sarvella become the first woman to receive a Ph.D. degree at State College (from the Department of Genetics).
Walter John Peterson, Dean
Peterson became dean of the graduate program. He served until 1974.
Jasper Memory, Dean
Memory became dean of the Graduate School, serving until 1985.
First female Dean of the Graduate School
Debra W. Stewart was appointed interim dean of the Graduate School, the first female dean and the first woman to serve as dean of the Graduate School. Her appointment became permanent in 1988. She served as dean until 2000.
Robert S. Sowell, Dean
Sowell became dean of the Graduate School, serving until 2006.
Terri Lomax, Dean
Lomax became dean of the Graduate School, serving in that position until 2008.
Duane K. Larick, Dean
Larick first became interim dean of the Graduate School and then later the permanent dean.
Maureen Grasso, Dean
Grasso became dean of the Graduate College.