The programs are designed for students looking for a full-time, hands-on research experience in state-of-the-art laboratories and field plots across the state. The Dalrymple Research Greenhouse, extensive growth chamber facilities, and 600 acres of field research land located near the North Dakota State University campus allow our faculty and research technicians to build a program unlike any other in the region.

NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources has a newly opened (June 2024) 85 million-dollar Peltier Complex to enhance collaborative work with such agricultural programs as Cereal Science without stepping outside. Excellent supporting coursework is offered just steps away from our home building, Loftsgard Hall, in animal sciences, biology, genomics/bioinformatics, microbiology, plant pathology, school of natural resources (entomology, range science, soils) and statistics. Our open curriculum guidelines allow students to tailor their academic and research programs to meet their interests and achieve their career goals.

Graduate student numbers per faculty member are limited, so the student gets adequate personal attention and works closely with their advisor in research. Final selection of the advisor will be made on the basis of the student's interest, availability of space in the researcher's laboratory, and a common desire of the student and professor to work together.