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Message from the Dean of Graduate Studies


Welcome to St. Cloud State University! Whether you are a prospective student, a current student pursuing graduate education at SCSU 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 Current Graduate Studies academic program portfolio includes (84):

2 Doctoral Programs                                                50 Master-level Programs

1 Specialist Programs                                              24 Graduate Certificates

2 Post Master’s Certificate Programs                      5 Licensure Tracks

Our faculty are the heart of our community of scholars. SCSU faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, professional development and community engagement. We foster an environment where learning takes precedence. 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 in any way that we can to help you achieve your educational goals. We are happy to meet with you and direct you to program directors who can assist your quest for excellence.

We welcome you to join our community of scholars at St. Cloud State University!

Latha Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Education (interim)