24 months
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648 USD/credit
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337 USD/credit
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The M.S. degree program in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences - Wildlife Sciences at South Dakota State University  is intended to educate students for management-level positions with state and federal agencies, private companies, and for the pursuit of higher academic degrees. 

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Overview

 By using specifically identified coursework and mentoring, we strive to assist students in developing their intellectual capabilities in working with natural resources and people. In addition, each student must propose and conduct an original scientific investigation.

Placement rates for M.S. graduates into positions as fisheries biologists, wildlife biologists, and other natural resource positions with state and federal agencies is extremely high.

This M.S. degree program in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences - Wildlife Sciences at South Dakota State University  will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in biology or related field
  • Have a deep appreciation for fish and wildlife populations
  • Like to be a steward of natural resources
  • Interested in studying science
  • Enjoy spending time outdoors

Career Opportunities

  • State and Federal Wildlife Biologist
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Natural Resource Consultant
  • Park Naturalist
  • Research Scientist

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Natural Resource Management Biometry 
  • Quantitative Fisheries Science Credits
  • Seminar
  •  Thesis 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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.

Funding

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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