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Graduate Programs

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Overview

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering degrees with concentrations in the following areas:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering

The GRE is required for admission to the Ph.D. program in Civil Engineering. Admission to the M.S. program in Civil Engineering does not require the GRE. International students whose native language is not English must take either the TOEFL or the IELTS exam.  The minimum required scores are:

  • TOEFL: 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet based)
  • IELTS: 5.5

Please check degree requirements for additional information on the M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

Graduate students on research or teaching assistantship appointments receive tuition waiver and monthly stipend.  The stipend amount depends on the appointment workload.

Graduate teaching assistantships (GTA) are limited and are highly competitive.  Students seeking GTA positions must file an application at the department office.

Graduate research assistantships are funded mainly through sponsored research and are decided by the faculty in charge of the research funds.  Students interested in GRA positions must contact faculty in their area of interest.