Frequently Asked Questions

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​Am I ready for Graduate school?
Not sure if Graduate school is for you? Click here to get informed. 


What Graduate Programs are available?


How do I apply for a Graduate Program?
Apply Online or Print out this form and Mail to:
Black Hills State University
Director of Graduate Studies
Unit 9501 Spearfish,SD 57799-9501

**Note: Some graduate programs require other applications be filled out along with this application. 


I am an international student, how can I apply?
Click here for an International Student application.


What is the tuition rate for graduate classes?
Tuition Rates


How do I pay for school?


​How many Credits are needed to Graduate?
Credit Requirements vary by each program:

  • Education
  • Technology
  • Math
  • Science
  • MBA
  • Integrative Genomics 
  • Reading
  • Secondary Education
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • CLEM

  • I am a transfer student, what do I need to do?
    Apply as you normally would to the program of your choice. 


    Where are classes held?
    Depending on the program you are in, classes are held on campus, online or at the University Center located in Rapid City. 


    ​How do I add / drop a course?
    Click this link to add or drop a class. 


    How do I apply for graduation?
    This link will take you to all information regarding graduation.


    ​Where do I look for job placement?
    Contact the Student Success Center for help.