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Graduate School


Life at NDSU

Attending graduate school is very different from an undergraduate experience. Graduate School is self-directed. Students are responsible for learning the policies and procedures necessary to earn the graduate degree. Students can expect academic rigor, including a higher level of reading and writing.

There are also wonderful opportunities that are part of the graduate student experience. Students often develop collegial relationships with other students. There are opportunities to conduct and present research, choose areas of research specific to interests, participate in department and college committees, and development opportunities.

You will also find the traditional educational, cultural and athletic offerings of a university campus at NDSU.

What to Expect

Attending graduate school is different from an undergrad experience.  Learn what to expect to be successful in your graduate school career.

Around Campus 

This section provides information about the campus, services, organizations and resources for graduate students.

Community Information

With its sister city, Moorhead, Minnesota, directly across the Red River, Fargo is one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. This section includes information about the area, activities, and community resources for students.

Student Resources

A wealth of information is housed on this page to help you make the most of your time as a student in the Fargo-Moorhead community.


This section provides information on important policies and procedures with which graduate students, faculty and staff should be familiar.

All graduate students are members of the Graduate Student Council (GSC). The GSC is the representative voice of graduate students at NDSU, formulating policy and advising the Dean of the Graduate School, the University Senate, and the President of the University on the graduate student’s viewpoint concerning all matters affecting graduate student life. The GSC acts to improve the quality of education and social experiences for graduate students at NDSU. Meetings and social events are held regularly.

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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: Friday, September 02, 2016 10:29:34 AM
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