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Welcome! The South Dakota State University Graduate School offers post-baccalaureate programs that are full of proud university tradition, exciting research possibilities, and plenty of options to meet your interests. Our 7 academic colleges providing graduate studies include: Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education & Human Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, and Pharmacy & Allied Health Professionals.

Feel free to use the navigation on the right to take a look around and imagine the possibilities. We look forward to hearing from  you!

Are you ready to take the next step? Apply now!

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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 FAQ tab for more information! 

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HOUSING - The Southeast Development is a housing neighborhood designed to accommodate juniors, seniors, and graduate students.  Leases are signed on a per-bedroom basis so new graduate students can sign a lease without having to worry about finding additional renters. 

Information regarding other accommodations for graduate students can be found by calling Housing and Residential Life at 605-688-5148 or by visiting our website at