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. NDSU is recognized as one of the nationís top public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission. NDSU is ranked 40th among all US universities without medical schools in total research and development expenditures by the National Science Foundation.