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Graduate Studies
Sharon Paranto, Director

or Tammy Griffith, Program Assistant 


Spafford Hall 204A
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2558
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Graduate Studies


At Northern, learning doesn’t have to stop with a bachelor’s degree. Maybe you plan to continue directly to graduate studies after completing your undergraduate degree, or perhaps you are an established professional looking to advance your education. Either way, Northern has opportunities for you.


Northern offers a variety of graduate programs, including banking and financial services, counseling,

"I was very satisfied with my first masters degree experience at Northern, so when the opportunity to pursue my masters degree in administration online presented itself, I jumped at the chance. My advanced degree led me to a new career in education."


Kim Aman

Elementary school principal


Masters in Educational Studies '08, Masters in Leadership & Administration '13


education, music, and more. For information on each graduate program, select “Programs” from the menu options on the left. 


To provide you the opportunity to complete an advanced degree while advancing their careers, several courses and programs are offered online.  Online delivery allows you to enroll in courses without commuting or relocating to Aberdeen.


Hybrid courses, which combine an online component with an abbreviated face-to-face component taught on Northern’s beautiful campus, are also available in some programs. This allows you to interact with peers and professors on a more personal level and offers a more intense, focused setting for discussions and projects.
The graduate programs at Northern provide the skills needed to move into a leadership role in your chosen field.  For more information on the educational opportunities available at Northern, please call the Office of Graduate Studies at 605-626-2558 or send an email to