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South Dakota State University - 2017

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

There is an application fee of $35. Admission should be made by June 1. Minimum GPA is 2.5 out of 4.00. Applicant must be a graduate of an institution of higher learning recognized standing whose requirements are substantially the same as the SDSU department in which the advanced degree will be taken. Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required by University but is required by some departments.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Individual departments may have additional admission requirements. Applicants should inquire about such requirements from the department of interest.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In addition to the regular application procedure, international students must also have a TOEFL score of 520 or above, evidence of available financial support for at least the first year of academic work, and a physical evaluation report to be filed with Health Services.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Same requirements as for resident.

Residency Requirements

In order to establish residency for tuition purposes you must live in South Dakota for twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first scheduled day of classes of the semester. Attendance at a college or university controlled by the Board of Regents does not count in determining the twelve month period of residence.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

A minimum residence requirement of 22 semester hours, including at least one semester or two summer sessions of graduate work spent on the Brookings campus or at an approved resident center. Residence credit is given only for graduate credit