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Our History

Bemidji State University began offering graduate course work in the summer of 1953. Accreditation was received from the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools for the Master of Science degree in Education in 1957. The University received approval to offer graduate course work leading to the Master of Arts degree in 1969.

Our Mission

The goal of graduate studies is to enable the student to achieve an advanced state of knowledge and professionalism encompassing the philosophy, history, theory, and methodology of a discipline or field of study. Students who attain this goal will have developed the skills necessary to conduct research, to evaluate and apply the research of others, and to present, orally and in writing, the results of their studies to other scholars and to the community at large.

Our Programs

The School of Graduate Studies offers a variety of graduate master's degree programs and specialized licensures. Graduate-level course work is offered for students pursuing a degree, as well as for students who wish to continue professional preparation or broaden their educational experiences without reference to the requirements for a degree.

The Graduate Community at Bemidji State University

This page is a potpourri of information that may be helpful to you.  In this section you will find information pertaining to the community of graduate students here at BSU.

BSU Graduate Community

Our continuing efforts to help build a Graduate Community at Bemidji State University.

grad_com Newsletter Archives

A collection of newsletters previously released by the School of Graduate Studies.