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.


 Download: Graduate Education Deadlines for Exams, Thesis & Dissertation (.pdf)


Thesis Workshop