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Students
Small town
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Overview

South Dakota State University / Department of Biology and Microbiology is located in Brookings, SD, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
9
Accepted
9
Enrolled
38%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
No
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported April 15th Yes
Spring deadline Not reported August 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

33
Total Graduate Students
24%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 3.03%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 9.09%
Asian 15.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 9.09%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time (22)
Part-time (0)
Male (18)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecosystem ecology; plant, animal and microbial genomics; animal infectious disease, microbial bioproducts
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 2201
Brookings, SD  57007
United States
Contact Dr. Thomas Cheesbrough
Head
Email: thomas.cheesbrough@sdstate.edu
Phone: 605-688-6141
Fax: 605-688-6677