(Additional reference materials can be found on the current students page)

How to Digitally Sign Graduate Forms

Admission Forms

Accelerated MS Interim Advising Plan
Graduate Admissions Application

Exam Forms

Admission to Candidacy and Report of Comprehensive Exam Form
Masters Exam-Masters Proposal Reporting Form
Qualifying Exam Reporting Form

Graduation Documents
(See also the Thesis/Dissertation section below)

2023-2024 Graduate Education Deadlines
Application for Graduation (for current students)

Checkout Sheet for Graduate Students
Enrollment Status Certification Form (for students in the final semester) 

Miscellaneous Forms

Add/Change Degree Program Form 
Adjust Program Requirements Form
Change of Major Professor Form
Change Thesis to Non-Thesis Form
Course Overload Form for Graduate Students 
Extension of Graduate Studies Petition
Graduate Exception Request (use the Adjust Program Requirements Form)
Leave of Absence Request 
Progress Report Form
Transfer Undergraduate Credit to Graduate Transcript Form (use the Adjust Program Requirements Form)

Program of Study Forms

The Program of Study (POS), at minimum, includes a Cover Page and a What If audit from DegreeWorks 
Program of Study Cover Page and Instructions 
WhatIf Instructions for Graduate Program of Study
Planner Instructions for Graduate Program of Study

Additional POS documents may include:
PhD Reduction in Credit Form
Transfer Credits from Outside Institution Form

Thesis and Dissertation Materials

Defense Approval & Scheduling Form
LaTEX template for theses and dissertations  (note: must have LaTEX software installed to use this file. Questions? Contact Larry Pyeatt in the Computer Science department.)
Petition for Summer Defense Form
Thesis-Dissertation Format Checklist
Thesis and Dissertation Completion Instructions
Thesis/Dissertation Library Order Form
Thesis and Dissertation Writing Manual
Title page template for MS students
Title page template for PhD students
Thesis Word Template

Contact Us

Graduate Education Office
South Dakota Mines
Attention: Graduate Education 
501 East St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

(605) 355-3468
Graduate Education

How to Apply

Contact the program coordinator of the program you are interested in, and then apply online.

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