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Graduate School

Due to the impact of COVID-19, South Dakota State University is operating on a limited basis and all in-person course instruction has been moved online until Fall 2020.  Students, faculty and staff should have prior approval to access campus buildings/offices. SDSU will closely monitor the situation and provide any updates via email and through the official COVID-19 Management website.  

For answers to questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacts graduate students at SDSU, please click here.

Prepare to make an impact

If you want to make a difference in your life, career or the world around you, South Dakota State University offers an abundance of graduate study options to get you started. At SDSU you will find:

  • 53 Graduate programs in seven academic colleges
  • Affordability through funding resources such as Graduate Assistantships
  • Online courses, courses at off-campus sites and select online degrees, providing flexibility and options to fit your needs
  • Innovative faculty that actively pursue research projects, providing countless research opportunities for graduate students
  • An education that will prepare you to make a difference

Are you ready to get started? Apply now!   

Summer 2020          Fall 2020           Spring 2021 

SDSU is currently waiving application fees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand the financial impacts the pandemic may have on students and families and want to offer support to allow students to continue to move forward in the application process. Please use the discount code, COVID19, as you complete your application.

Do you have questions about the admissions process? Visit the admissions FAQ tab for more information! 

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