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M.Sc. On Campus


South Dakota State University

24 months
9720 USD/year
9720 USD/year
5055 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department’s chemistry research Chemistry program at South Dakota State University falls into the thematic focus areas of environmental chemistry, green chemistry, chemical sensor development, organic synthesis, materials chemistry, natural products chemistry, and chemical education, all supported by the traditional subdisciplines of chemistry.

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Some have been small, like molecules in natural plants that can target human cancer cells. Others are industrial, like environmentally benign solvents to make manufacturing processes green. Whatever the promise, the world needs creative thinkers to imagine and implement solutions.

Currently active research projects in the Department focus on advanced chemical analysis, drug discovery, development of photoactive materials including polymers, green chemistry, chemistry of climate change, photophysical chemistry, computational chemistry, and impact of visualization and simulation on chemistry learning. 

This Chemistry program at South Dakota State University will be a good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biology, environmental science, or related fields
  • Have coursework and training in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry
  • Want to be in the lab designing and conducting research, or to understand how best to teach and learn chemistry
  • Have an inquisitive mind
  • Have a strong interest in the environment

Career Opportunities

  • Technical staff/chemists (analytical, quality control and regulatory compliance, research and development) in the chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical or oil industries
  • Scientists in governmental and non-profit organizations focused on the environment
  • Teacher at the high-school or college level

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Organic Chemistry 
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry 
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Principles of Biochemistry
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry 
  •  Seminar 
  •  Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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

    9720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5055 USD/year
    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.


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