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About the Graduate School


The South Dakota State University Graduate School advances post-baccalaureate education to meet the economic, technological and societal needs of South Dakota and beyond; supports graduate student success and fosters innovation and diversity in graduate education and scholarship.

The Graduate School supports post-baccalaureate education at SDSU by promoting programs for student recruitment, setting and adhering to admission standards and defining and maintaining rigorous academic standards for graduate programs. Administrative support is provided to departments and colleges seeking to improve existing courses as well as development of new programs. The Graduate School seeks academic balance through enhancement of graduate research and scholarly works, promotion of human diversity among the graduate student body and graduate faculty and engagement with the graduate faculty to achieve the highest level of academic education.


The South Dakota State University Graduate School seeks to offer a range of graduate programs of the highest quality to a culturally diverse and rich student population, provide comprehensive support services to promote student success and lead the state in graduate education and scholarship.