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82 majors, 36 master's degree, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates


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Key Deadlines

Fall (August)

June 15
Undergraduate
 
April 15
Graduate

Spring (January)

November 15
Undergraduate
 
October 15
Graduate

Basic Admission Requirements

Undergraduate

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SAT 950 or ACT 18 or TOEFL iBT 61 or IELTS 5.5. Other waivers may apply. See details.
 
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High School GPA minimum 2.6 equivalent. See academic requirements for specific countries.

Graduate

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TOEFL iBT 71 or IELTS 5.5. Some programs have higher minimum requirements. Find program specific requirements by selecting your program of interest in the Graduate Catalog.
 
Academic
Undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission.
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YourLocalSecurity.com ranks SDSU No. 1 for third-straight year

For the third-straight year, South Dakota State University has been ranked the safest college campus in South Dakota by YourLocalSecurity.com, an ADT authorized provider and partner of SafeStreets.

SDSU ranked No. 5 in best value colleges of international students ranking

South Dakota State University climbed two spots to No. 5 in College Factual’s Best Value Colleges for International Students ranking. This ranking is out of 1,204 colleges in the U.S. that offer four-year degrees.

Society of Physics Students Chapter receives second-straight SPS Chapter Research Award

South Dakota State University’s Society of Physics Students Chapter won the 2021 SPS Chapter Research Award to study hybrid perovskite solar cells. The chapter also received the award in 2020 to study the properties of lithium batteries.