South Dakota State University will return to on-campus instruction in Brookings for the Fall 2020 semester, and we look forward to our students’ arrival! New international students, though, may find it challenging to receive their visas in time to travel and begin their studies in August. To accommodate all students, SDSU will offer a variety of options to earn credits online in the Fall 2020 semester. Please review these options and click on the links to learn more about these opportunities.
INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS
Online classes available to start your postgraduate career!
Master’s and Ph.D. students - with full admission you may take advantage of online courses offered within your degree program or enroll in courses designed to prepare you for the rigors of graduate school and introduce you to research and career development certificate programming (see below).
General Graduate School Courses
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The South Dakota State University Graduate School, in cooperation with other SDSU departments, provides an opportunity for all active SDSU graduate students to participate in a professional development program and earn a professional development certificate, free of charge. For more information about the professional development program or earning the professional development certificate, visit the Graduate Student Professional Development page.
ONLINE GRADUATE DEGREES
A fully accredited master’s degree is highly attainable no matter your geographic location. Access to the internet and the desire to enhance your career are the first requirements of earning an SDSU online graduate degree. Click here for more information about online degrees.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM
Small classes and personalized instruction!
Students who need additional English practice to qualify for full admission at the undergraduate or graduate level may sign up for an Intensive English Program (IEP) in SDSU’s English Language and Culture Institute. Small classes and personalized instruction prepares students for the challenges of degree study on the SDSU campus.
GLOBAL FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM
New! Gain full admission to SDSU and earn credit while doing so!
Students who may not meet all requirements for full admission may elect to study in the new Global Foundation Program. Available to both undergraduate and graduate students, this program combines advanced English instruction with the opportunity to begin earning degree-eligible credit and prepare to enter desired programs in the next semester without taking any additional standardized tests!