TUSUR University offers 14 master programs, and postgraduate programs in 6 areas of research. Postgraduate programs are available for those students who wish to continue their education and have a specialist or master degree. Postgraduate education can be completed within full-time (3 years) or extramural (4 years) formats. Upon completion, postgraduate students obtain the academic degree of Candidate of Sciences. The academic degree is certified with a state diploma.
Every postgraduate student has a research supervisor. As a rule, the supervisor is a member of the university faculty or staff who has an academic degree, carries out research and delivers lectures. Highly qualified faculty and staff provide research supervision to postgraduate students at TUSUR. A research supervisor offers advice on the subject, helps identify appropriate research methods, provides assistance in experimental set-up and recommends useful scientific literature. At the same time, the main focus of postgraduate programs is on independent effort of student to acquire research experience and master research methods.
Postgraduate education is complete when a student has prepared the final thesis to defend it at the meeting of the Dissertation Council specialized in research area corresponding to the subject of the dissertation research.