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Plant Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1055 (BCR) , SD,
The Plant Science Department is an integrated department that includes programs in crop production, plant breeding, entomology, plant pathology, soils, GIS, water management, weed science, and biotechnology

About

The primary goals of the department are to conduct research in the above areas, to transmit the results to the public, and to help prepare students for quality lives which includes preparation for an occupation in one or more of the above-mentioned disciplines. Graduate training includes classroom instruction, seminars designed to hone oral and written skills, and meaningful experience in laboratory and field research techniques. Departmental diversity encourages collaborations among disciplines and research programs that inform graduate training.

Accreditation

South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

  • Dedicated faculty and staff
  • Quality new facilities
  • Excellent student leadership
  • Shared governance
  • Partnerships with local community
  • Robust and Integrated assessment program
  • Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Science and Systems 
  • Collaboration, Leadership and Career Skills in the Plant Sciences 
  • Introductory Plant Biodiversity and Evolution 
  • Evolutionary Plant Biology 
  • Vascular Plant Systematics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Submit the Online Application
  • Pay the Application Fee - The $35.00 fee can be paid through the online application system at the time of application submission or by sending a check or money order to the Graduate School
  • Submit Your Official Transcripts - Request official transcripts from: Each institution from which a degree was earned or will be earned or Any institution at which you have earned graduate credits.
  • Submit Proof of immunity - Medically signed proof of two properly administered measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) immunizations OR immune titers for measles (rubella), mumps, and rubella is required. For additional information contact Student Health Services.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 404 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    292 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 292 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    167 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 167 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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