2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 29, 2023  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Graduate School

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Kinchel C. Doerner, Dean
130 Morrill Hall, Box 2201
Fax: 605-688-6171
E-mail: sdsu_gradschool@sdstate.edu


SDSU granted its first Master’s degree in 1891. In 1957 the Graduate School was established. The Graduate Faculty is composed of the President, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, academic deans, heads of departments in which graduate courses are given, and other faculty members chosen on the basis of their background and experience. These faculty members teach graduate level courses and serve as advisers to graduate students or on advisory examining committees.

The Graduate School is committed to providing an atmosphere for qualified students to obtain rigorous advanced education in a variety of fields in preparation for service and leadership in their professions and society. It also promotes scholarly pursuits and scientific research for the advancement of knowledge.


The Graduate School operates as a single unit that serves the academic colleges.

Degrees Offered

Master of Architecture 
Master of Arts 
Master of Education 
Master of Engineering
Master of Mass Communication
Master of Public Health 
Master of Science
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Pharmacy 
Doctor of Philosophy

Admission to the Graduate School

For information regarding admission to the Graduate School, departments offering graduate instruction, graduate courses available, as well as information on graduate fellowships and assistantships, call the Graduate School Office 605-688-4181 or visit http://www.sdstate.edu/graduate/.


See the Graduate Catalog available online at http://catalog.sdstate.edu/.

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