Graduate Programs Overview

South Dakota State University is a four-years, public school located in Brookings, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $9,384 for South Dakota residents and $16,917 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
Typefour-years, public
Address1015 Campanile Avenue, Brookings, SD
Graduate School Students1,429 students
374 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,384
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 121 Graduate Programs
56 Master's, 5 Doctorate, 20 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $9,384 and $16,917 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $340 for South Dakota residents and $655 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$340$655
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$8,054 (On-Campus) / $9,025 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,063 (On-Campus) / $4,780 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,701$30,234
Off-Campus Total$24,389$31,922
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

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 121 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
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.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Legal 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
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 11,405 students enrolled in South Dakota State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,429 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 532 male and 897 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 513 full-time and 916 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 374 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 269 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students532
Women Students897
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students513
Part-time Students916
By race/ethnicity 963 White, 29 Black, and 23 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
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races26
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, 374 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 269 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,429
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses374
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses269
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses786
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses374
South Dakota Resident207
Other State In U.S.159
Outside of U.S.7

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