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Graduate School

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:

  • 55 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

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Taylor named vice provost for graduate education and extended studies

Dennis Hedge, South Dakota State University’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, has named Victor Taylor to the position of vice provost for graduate education and extended studies.  ...
Recipients at the SDSU's Office of International Affairs' inaugural global achievement award event

Office of International Affairs holds inaugural global achievement award event

South Dakota State University’s Office of International Affairs recognized 31 individuals and the School of American and Global Studies at the inaugural global achievement awards. The event, which was held Feb. 28, took place at the SDSU Alumni Association’s Woster Celebration Hall.  ...

Rust awarded Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Jody Rust, graduate teaching assistant and instructor in the Department of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. Rust, originally from Lawrence, Indiana, is in her final year of the English M.A. program.