As a graduate student at NDSU you will learn from the best. We have preeminent faculty who are recognized world-wide as experts in their field. They integrate research into their classes and into their mentoring of graduate students; they serve as editors of international scholarly journals, as officers of professional societies, as members of advisory boards for companies and government agencies, and give invited presentations at conferences and universities around the world. We also have state-of-the art facilities and equipment to support advanced study and research.
At NDSU, you are an integral part of the educational experience, charting your own course for traditional scholarly inquiry or pushing the boundaries of modern theory. Along the way, you’ll l have access to state-of-the-art, technologically advanced research facilities and numerous public-private partnerships that enhance your graduate education. NDSU is ranked 40th among all US universities without medical schools in total research and development expenditures by the National Science Foundation.
The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education ranks NDSU in its top Doctoral Research University "Very High Research Activity" category. Not only is NDSU in the top quarter of U.S. universities in research expenditures, it is one of the top 108 universities in the country. This includes universities like Harvard, Yale, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin and other respected peer institutions. NDSU has enjoyed vigorous growth and has an enrollment of about 14,400 students, with approximately 2,200 graduate students.