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South Dakota State University

Department of Animal Science

Brookings, SD

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Overview

South Dakota State University / Department of Animal Science is located in Brookings, SD, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Animal science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Animal science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19
Applied
9
Accepted
8
Enrolled
47%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
No
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 30th Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 30th No

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
51%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.45%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 86%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 1
Male (11)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ruminant and nonruminant nutrition, meat science, reproductive physiology, range utilization, ecology genetics, muscle biology, animal production
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 2201
Brookings, SD  57007
United States
Contact Dr. Robert Thaler
Head
Email: robert.thaler@sdstate.edu
Phone: 605-688-5849
Fax: 605-688-6170

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