You'll find the mentorship and opportunities you need to study topics that spark your curiosity. Some of our recent MBA graduates have crafted their degree plans around the following research areas:
- Communication in cross-cultural adaptation
- Gender stereotypes in media
- The role of artificial intelligence in crisis communications
- Persuasive techniques in political campaigns
- Provider-patient interaction in health care
- Sports and community identity
At USD, our graduate students are actively pursuing unique research and presenting at local and national conferences exploring innovative areas of interest to them. Additional research and grant opportunities include:
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition provides the opportunity to communicate the significance and impact of your research project in just three minutes.
Research and Creative Scholarship Opportunities
Each semester students may apply for grants through the USD Graduate School, faculty and students pursue research in virtually all academic departments on campus, and in many cases, it is a required portion of a graduate degree program.
IdeaFest is an annual event celebrating student research, creative scholarship and academic engagement. Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines present their work in oral and poster presentations, live performances, readings, exhibits and displays.