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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
April 15

Spring (January)

November 15
October 15

Basic Admission Requirements


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


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.
Undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission.
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2020 NAFSA IV honors

NAFSA Region IV Conference honors Fuad, Schmidt

South Dakota State University’s Office of International Affairs saw two individuals receive honors at the NAFSA Region IV Conference, held virtually in October. The region consists of colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota.

College Factual ranks South Dakota State in top 5 percent for value

South Dakota State University has been ranked in the top 5 percent nationally as a “Best Value for the Money” in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual.