School of Graduate Studies

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to St. Cloud State University!

Whether you are a prospective student, a current student pursuing graduate education at St. Cloud State University or a proud alumni, you will find that our University embraces its strong tradition of excellence and opportunity.

We are a multi-focused, comprehensive institution that offers a wide range of graduate programs.

Our academic programs provide a mix of research, theory, and application with a focus on teaching, learning and applied professional development. Our graduate programs prepare students to be global citizens who remain scholars for life.

In this changing world with increasing demands for life-long learning and educational attainment, St. Cloud State University offers the opportunity to meet the challenges and reap the rewards associated with your participation in one of our excellent graduate programs, certificates or licensure tracks. We, in the School of Graduate Studies, will assist you to achieve your educational goals. We are happy to connect you with program directors who can assist your quest for excellence.

Welcome to our community of scholars at St. Cloud State University!

Claudia Tomany, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Education 

Our vision

We aim to provide high quality, accessible graduate degree programs that respond to the need for professional development and educational enrichment. We integrate our programs with the research and development functions of the University. We work toward  these goals:

  • To increase the professional skills and academic competence of students who show promise of making important contributions to their profession.
  • To prepare students for further graduate study.
  • To meet the specialized needs of students whose educational or career goals can best be served by programs that provide advanced study in two or more related disciplines.
  • To foster an attitude of intellectual inquiry and to develop research skills that may be applied in a professional context.