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Applying to NDSU as a Graduate Student

Graduate students attend our university from all over the United States and more than 80 countries, creating a diverse community of highly dedicated scholars. Because graduate admission is competitive at NDSU, we suggest that you apply in advance of deadlines.

The information below will determine how to apply based on your applicant type and the materials you will need to submit.

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Domestic and Permanent Resident Applicants

Review the steps for applying to NDSU and the materials required to submit your application.



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International Graduate Applicants

Learn more about the process for applying to NDSU as an international student, as well as the specific materials and tests required for admission.



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Certificate and Non-Degree Applicants

Many people choose our certificate programs or enroll as non-degree-seeking students to earn an extra credential for their career or to brush up on skills. Get information on the steps you need to take to apply to these programs.


Graduate Application FAQs

If you still have questions about the application process, you may find the answers in our FAQs. 

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