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Office of Academic Affairs

Dr. Tom Hawley, Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs


Spafford Hall 203

1200 S. Jay St.

Aberdeen, S.D. 57401


Phone: 605-626-2524

Fax: 605-626-3970

E-mail: Judy Lapka


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Welcome to Academic Affairs


​Northern State University offers a private-school feel at a public school price, and that includes top-quality academics.


NSU offers bachelor’s degrees in 41 areas of study, associate degrees in 8 areas of study and master’s degrees in 9 areas of study. Explore all our programs on our Majors and Minors page.
With a student-faculty ratio of roughly 17 to 1 and 95 full-time teaching faculty members, Northern provides the perfect classroom environment for student achievement.





Online courses and student numbers are also on the rise, proving that at NSU you can learn your way, on your terms. Regardless of how or where you take your classes, NSU’s dedicated faculty will be there to guide you every step of the way.