Graduate School Awards

We are pleased to offer awards that recognize the outstanding research and creative accomplishments of our graduate students. Explore the opportunities available to showcase the important contributions made by our graduate students.

Distinguished Thesis Award

St. Cloud State University Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

Thesis Award Winner

The School of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce Diana Barg as the recipient of the 2013 St. Cloud State University Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. Ms. Barg's work is an outstanding example of master's level archeological research which represents the best of SCSU. Ms. Barg is a 2013 graduate with an M.S. in Cultural Resources Management . The thesis chair was Dr. Mark Muniz.

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Thesis Abstract (.pdf)

Each year the Faculty Association Graduate Committee and the School of Graduate Studies recognize one outstanding thesis completed during the last academic year or summer with the SCSU Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award. This thesis is then submitted by St. Cloud State University as its nominee for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award (see below).

Each master’s program with a thesis option is encouraged to select and submit one outstanding thesis. For more information on thesis eligibility, the nomination process and deadlines visit the Thesis Award webpage.

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Thesis Award

For a number of years the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) has recognized scholarship and research at the master’s level through the MAGS Distinguished Thesis Award.

Each university in the Midwest is allowed to submit one thesis. From these, the MAGS award is selected. If selected by MAGS, the student receives a $750 honorarium from MAGS and travel expenses to attend the annual MAGS conference.

Campus Community Awards

The SCSU Excellence In Leadership Award

The University Award for Excellence in Leadership identifies and honors students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership while at St. Cloud State University. The program recognizes students who, through their leadership efforts, have made significant contributions to St. Cloud State University and their communities based on an evaluation of their academic commitment and their leadership experiences.

Applications are due annually in January and awarded at an April banquet.

More information about the Excellence in Leadership Award is available from the Center for Student Organizations and Leadership Development.

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