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Dean's Message

Address from Dean Kinchel C. Doerner

Now is an exciting time for graduate education at South Dakota State University. The campus is currently upgrading many research laboratories and classrooms as well as building many world-class research and teaching facilities. Once enrolled you will find yourself not only in state-of-the-art facilities but living in a dynamic intellectual environment as well. I invite you to see for yourself the exciting changes taking place on campus.

Exciting research abounds at SDSU. As a Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Research University with high research activity, graduate education programs are provided by six academic colleges with outstanding opportunities for your career development.

SDSU is a land grant institution with a proud tradition of offering a variety of excellent graduate programs. SDSU provides graduate studies in 50 graduate programs encompassing areas such as agriculture, engineering, social sciences, health sciences, education, biological sciences, nursing, computational sciences and statistics, and geospatial sciences. Whatever your interest, SDSU has a program for you!

SDSU offers MS, MA, MArch, MEd, MMC, MPH, MEng and PhD programs, as well as the Doctorate of Pharmacy and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Many of the Master’s programs offer a choice of thesis, design paper, or course-intensive pedagogies. At SDSU a faculty member will work closely with you to develop a research program and plan of study to match your particular interests.

Please review the Graduate Catalog to learn more about our programs or go to our online application to start on your way toward a graduate degree at SDSU.

Questions? Please call us at 605.688.4181, stop by Morrill Building Room 130, or send us an email. A talented, caring staff is always welcoming and available to assist you.

Kinchel C. Doerner Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate School