Current Graduate Students

You assume many roles as a graduate student: a student, researcher, teacher and/or mentor to other students. To help you be succeed, the Office of Graduate Education offers a variety of resources and is here to help you reach your full potential.

We welcome your feedback, so contact us with comments, suggestions, and any time you need assistance.

Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center in Devereaux Library is open to all graduate students. You can schedule a 30-minute session to meet one-on-one with writing staff to get writing and editing help on your thesis, dissertation, or course writing assignments.

The Center’s mission is to help you get better at reviewing and editing your own writing. Staff will NOT proofread or edit long documents for you, nor can they provide discipline-specific writing guidance.

Location: Deveraux Library Room LIB 216

Hours for Fall 2023/Spring 2024: Mon 1:30 - 5:00pm, Tues/Weds 1:00 - 5:00pm. Closed during midterms, finals, and winter break. 

To schedule an appointment: Visit the Grad Writing Center Scheduling Page  (South Dakota Mines login required) Drop-ins are welcome but scheduled sessions have first priority.

What to bring: Bring a printed sample of your writing (1 to 3 double-spaced pages) to work on your editing skills, OR bring an electronic document already reviewed by your advisor/instructor to get advice on addressing the comments.

Writing Center Workshops, Spring 2024

Title/Topic Presenter Dates
LaTeX Basics and Thesis/Dissertation Template Dr. Larry Pyeatt, EECS Tuesday, Jan 23, 1:00-3:00 pm
Writing Abstracts, Introductions, and Conclusions Dr. Bret Lingwall, CEE Tuesday, Feb 13, 11:00am-12:00 pm
Using Bibliographic Software Dr. Bharat Jasthi, MET Tuesday, Feb 20, 2:00-3:00 pm
Thesis/Dissertation Formatting John Gallucci Tuesday, Feb 27, 2:00-3:00 pm
Using Word Styles Dr. Maribeth Price, Grad Ed Wednesday, March 20, 3:00-4:00 pm
LaTeXDr. Larry Pyeatt, EECSMonday, March 25, 3:00-5:00 pm 

All workshops will be held in the Devereaux Library, Room 216.

Assistantship information

Assistantship general information
Assistantship compensable and non-compensable task guide 
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form  

Faculty Resources

Defense Procedure and Checklist for Graduate Student Committees 
Spring 2024 Graduate Advising Workshop for Faculty

Workshop Presentations

Assistantship Overview for New Students
Program of study introductory training
Writing Your Thesis/Dissertation
Finishing Your Thesis/Dissertation

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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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