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Graduate School


The Graduate School


Graduate students were first accepted in 1895, and a formal announcement of graduate studies has been carried in the bulletins since 1902. The Graduate School was formalized July 1, 1954, by approval of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education.  The first Master of Science degree was awarded in 1899.

Since then, graduate students have been in regular attendance and have participated in the scholarly activity of the campus.  In 1959, the North Dakota Board of Higher Education first authorized certain departments to offer the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The first Ph.D. degrees were awarded in 1963. Currently, NDSU offers 50 doctoral degrees, 86 masters degrees, an education specialist degree and 12 certificate programs.


David A. Wittrock, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies

Brandy A. Randall, Ph.D.
Associate Dean

Thomas I. Wahl, Ph.D.
Associate Dean

Nonnie Tangen
Assistant to the Dean
(701) 231-5944
Nikki Rude
Office Assistant
(701) 231-7033


Melissa Ostby
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(701) 231-7034

Andrew Keller
Application Processor
(701) 231-5940



Sonya Goergen
Marketing, Public Relations and
Recruitment Coordinator
(701) 231-7771

Elizabeth Worth
Student Recruitment Coordinator
(701) 231-8476

Dan Nygard
Disquisition Processor
(701) 231-5272

Julie Skogen
Student Records Specialist
(701) 231-5101

 Madonna Fitzgerald
Academic Assistant
(701) 231-6456
College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Master of Architecture
Brittney Knowlton
Student Services Associate
(701) 231-8547
College of 
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Science and Mathematics
Melissa Selders-Ortez
Student Services Associate
(701) 231-5945
College of 
Agriculture, Food Systems & Natural Resources
Human Development & Education
Pharmacy, Nursing & Allied Sciences


Research Units
Putnam Hall

Contact Information:

Phone: (701) 231-7033
Fax: (701) 231-6524

Mailing Address:
NDSU Graduate School
NDSU Dept. 2820
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108

Delivery Address (for courier deliveries):
NDSU Graduate School
106 Putnam Hall
1349 12th Avenue Northwest
Fargo, ND 58102

Office Hours:
M-F 8 am- 5 pm (Academic Year)
M-F 7.30 am- 4 pm (Summer and University breaks)

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NDSU Graduate School
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7033
Campus address:  106 Putnam Hall
Physical/delivery address:  NDSU Graduate School/106 Putnam Hall/1349 12th Avenue Northwest/Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address:  NDSU Dept. 2820/PO Box 6050/Fargo, ND 58108
Page manager: NDSU Graduate School

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:20:22 PM