Graduate Programs Overview

South Dakota State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Brookings, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $9,285 for South Dakota residents and $16,743 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred twenty-one graduate programs: 56 Master's, 45 Doctorate, 15 Post-Bachelor's, 5 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 382 students have been conferred Master's degree and 186 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSouth Dakota State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address1015 Campanile Avenue, Brookings, SD
Graduate School Students1,445 students
314 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$9,285
Out-of-State$16,743
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 121 Graduate Programs
56 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 20 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at South Dakota State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For South Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $9,285 and $16,743 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $337 for South Dakota residents and $648 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$8,083$15,541
Fees$1,202$1,202
Cost per Credit$337$648
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$8,069 (On-Campus) / $8,901 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,007 (On-Campus) / $4,714 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,561$30,019
Off-Campus Total$24,100$31,558
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$8,330$8,553$8,875$9,217$9,285
Out-of-State$15,263$15,521$16,094$16,675$16,743

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

South Dakota State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 303 major areas - 53 Master's , 29 Doctorate , 14 Post-Bachelor', 4 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total382186251
Men1627071
Women22011618-
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Agriculture
Communication and Journalism
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Communication and Journalism
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Engineering
Engineering Technology
Legal Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,512 students enrolled in South Dakota State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,445 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 603 male and 842 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 503 full-time and 942 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 314 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 168 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,445
Men Students603
Women Students842
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,445
Full-time Students503
Part-time Students942
By race/ethnicity 949 White, 28 Black, and 29 Asian students are attending at South Dakota State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total1,445
American Indian /
Native American
18
Asian29
Black28
Hispanic25
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White949
Two or more races26
Un-Known17
11 students are younger than 22 and 161 students are older than 65. The school has 929 students aged between 22 and 30 and 344 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,445
21 & Under11
22-24466
25-29463
30-34221
35-39123
40 & Over161
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At South Dakota State University, 314 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 168 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,445
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses314
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses168
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses963
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses314
South Dakota Resident145
Other State In U.S.165
Outside of U.S.4



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