The College of Engineering at South Dakota State University

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Mary Kay Helling
Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 15
Application fee (U.S. residents) $35
Application deadline (international students) April 15
Application fee (international students) $35

The College of Engineering at South Dakota State University

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 130
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 94
Overall acceptance rate 72.3% – High

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE N/A

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GRE N/A
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
90 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering N/A
Biological/Agricultural engineering http:/​/​www.​sdstate.​edu/​abe/​index.​cfm
(605) 688-5141
[email protected]
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering N/A
Chemical engineering N/A
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​sdstate.​edu/​cvlee/​index.​cfm
(605) 688-5427
[email protected]
Computer engineering N/A
Computer science http:/​/​www.​sdstate.​edu/​eecs/​alumni/​index_old.​cfm
(605) 688-5719
[email protected]
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​sdstate.​edu/​eecs/​alumni/​index_old.​cfm
(605) 688-4526
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics N/A
Environmental engineering N/A
Industrial engineering http:/​/​www.​sdstate.​edu/​etm/​programs/​Graduate/​index.​cfm
(605) 688-6417
[email protected]
Materials engineering N/A
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​sdstate.​edu/​me/​index.​cfm
(605) 688-5426
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs http:/​/​www.​sdstate.​edu/​math/​grad/​index.​cfm
(605) 688-6196
[email protected]

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 235
Master’s (full-time) 189
Master’s (part-time) N/A
Ph.D. (full-time) 46
Ph.D. (part-time) N/A

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 64
Total master’s graduates 63
International master’s graduates 58.7%
Minority master’s graduates 0.0%
Female master’s graduates 19.0%
Total Ph.D. graduates 1
International Ph.D. graduates 100.0%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 0.0%
Female Ph.D. graduates 0.0%

Programs

80.4 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Agricultural 9 6.9%
Civil 12 18%
Computer science 10 16.4%
Electrical 11 22.2%
Engineering science and engineering physics 0 N/A
Industrial / Manufacturing 2 10.1%
Mechanical 12 11.1%
Other 32 15.3%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 53
Part-time faculty 4
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering N/A

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $9,759,594
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 44

Engineering School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Engineering Schools

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 1.9
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Overall acceptance rate 72.3% – High
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) N/A
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 0.9:1 – Low
Ph.D.s granted 1
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $9,759,594
Research expenditures per faculty member $199,175
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 0.0%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 235

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 235

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 235
Minority students 8.9%
International students 51.5%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 0
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Jay Larson
Financial aid phone (605) 688-4695

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $173 per credit (in-state)
Full-time: $368 per credit (out-of-state)
Part-time: $173 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $368 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $177 per credit
Room and board $5,680
Books and supplies $850
Miscellaneous expenses $650

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 5
Teaching assistants 57
Research assistants 75
Other appointments 18

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