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Department of Biology and Microbiology College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences South Dakota State University

  • Brookings, SD
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 42%58%
    student ratio
  • 33
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 37%
    acceptance rate
  • 2 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Biological Sciences Master of Science (MS)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 11
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required for some and oral exam
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and oral exam
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

37% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 24
    • Accepted 9
    • Acceptance Rate 37
    • Enrolled 9
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $35
    • Application Fee - International $35
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline August 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students33
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students33
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Full-time Percentage76%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian64%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native9%
    • Asian15%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown9%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty22
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage18%
    • Male Percentage82%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchEcosystem ecology; plant, animal and microbial genomics; animal infectious disease, microbial bioproducts
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Biology and Microbiology

College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
South Dakota State University

Box 2201
Brookings, SD 57007
United States

Dr. Thomas Cheesbrough

Head

Phone: 605-688-6141
Fax: 605-688-6677
Email: thomas.cheesbrough@sdstate.edu

Dr. Gary Larson

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 605-688-4552
Fax: 605-688-6677
Email: gary.larson@sdstate.edu



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