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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 51 doctoral degrees, 83 master's degrees, an education specialist degree and 13 certificate programs.

Brandy A. Randall, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Nonnie Tangen
Business and Operations Manager
(701) 231-5944
Ann Fredrickson
Administrative Assistant
(701) 231-7033

Heather Schneiter
Office Assistant
(701) 231-7033


Katie Larson
Accounting Technician
(701) 231-5101


Lisa Hauck
Recruitment and International Activities Coordinator
(701) 231-8260
Elizabeth Worth
Student Recruitment Coordinator
(701) 231-8476
Melissa Ostby
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
(701) 231-7034
Dan Nygard
Disquisition Processor
(701) 231-5272
Enrico Sassi
Director, Graduate Center for Writers
(701) 231-9382
Kristina Caton
Associate Director, Graduate Center for Writers
(701) 231-5264



Robin Cummings Pas
Student Services Associate
(701) 231-8547
College of 
Science and Mathematics

Madonna Fitzgerald
Student Services Associate
(701) 231-6456
College of 
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Melissa Selders-Ortez
Student Services Associate
(701) 231-5945
College of 
Agriculture, Food Systems & Natural Resources
Health Professions
Human Development & Education


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

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