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M.Sc. On Campus Blended

Biological Sciences - Biology

South Dakota State University

24 months
648 USD/credit
648 USD/credit
337 USD/credit
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Graduate students of the Biological Sciences - Biology course at South Dakota State University have modern research laboratories, equipment and field research sites available to carry out their research projects. The learning environment, scholarly excellence and quality of teaching are areas of strength in the department’s Graduate Program.

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The Department of Biology and Microbiology provides students with a wide range of opportunities for advanced study. The graduate faculty offer expertise and graduate student advisement in subdisciplines from molecular biology through ecology. Faculty members are very successful in obtaining extramural funds to support graduate student projects.

This Biological Sciences - Biology course at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in biology, microbiology, biotechnology, or related field
  • Are curious about life
  • Ask scientific questions and seek logical explanations
  • Enjoy problem solving and critical thinking
  • Appreciate science and the scientific method

Career Opportunities

  • Biologist in state and federal organizations
  • Research scientist at research institutions and universities
  • Instructor in colleges and universities
  • Research and technology officer in industrial sector
  • Doctoral graduate programs in biology and related fields

Programme Structure

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of program: Exhibit knowledge concerning biological and/or microbiological systems/sciences at a level appropriate to a MS degree holder.
  • Communication skills: Be able to effectively express themselves orally and in written form.
  • Understand scientific method: Understand the scientific methods and techniques for solving research problems and analyze scientific data using the appropriate statistics.
  • Use statistics to analyze data: Be able to use statistics to analyze scientific data.
  • Specialization: Specialize in some area of biology, biotechnology and/or microbiology, but still be broadly based in knowledge in cellular and molecular biology.
  • Publish research: Be able to conduct and publish scholarly research. (Option A)
  • Professional Development: Demonstrate professional development and competence so that they may enter the work force in academia or industry. (Transferable Skill: Career Preparedness)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 337 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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