Current Graduate Students

As a graduate student, you assume many roles:  student, researcher, teacher/mentor to other students.  To help you be successful, the Office of Graduate Education offers a variety of resources and is here to help you reach your full potential.

We welcome your feedback, so contact us with comments, suggestions, and any time you need assistance.

GradEdPrograms in-page CTA

Graduate Education Forms
Graduate Education Policies
Resources for Active Duty Military/Veterans
ResearchSDSMT in-page CTA


  • Commence Requirements: Students wishing to participate in either the spring or fall graduation ceremony must have all of the graduation requirements met before participating in the ceremony. Summer graduates will be eligible to participate in the May ceremony upon request approval of the Dean of Graduate Education. Those not participating in the spring ceremony can participate in the December ceremony.


    Spring Semester, 2014  
Date   Deadline:
APRIL 25   Thesis/Dissertations due to the Graduate Office for grammatical corrections (already defended and approved by your committee)
MAY 2   Final date for MS coursework exams and non-thesis presentations
MAY 9   MS coursework exam results, defense results, and thesis/dissertation check-out sheets due to Graduate Office
MAY 5 - MAY 9   Finals week - nothing else can be scheduled for this week
MAY 10   Graduation
 **These dates are based on the current projected Board of Regents academic calendar and are subject to change. If the deadline stated falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday, please advance to the next day
Download: Graduate Education Deadlines for Exams, Thesis & Dissertation (.pdf)


Thesis Workshop