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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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Finalists chosen for vice provost of graduate education and extended studies search

Three finalists have been selected as candidates to be the South Dakota State University vice provost of graduate education and extended studies. They will interview for the position next week.

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Ph.D. in mechanical engineering to start in August

A doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering degree has been in the works for some time at South Dakota State University’s Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering. The degree program starts when classes begin in August.

Graduate student helping peers

South Dakota State University graduate student Balawanth Jadhav is not only trying to figure out how to complete his coursework and research in light of the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic but also how to help fellow students.