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South Dakota State University

Department of Sociology and Rural Studies

Brookings, SD

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Overview

South Dakota State University / Department of Sociology and Rural Studies is located in Brookings, SD, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sociology
Master of Science (MS) Sociology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

23
Applied
17
Accepted
17
Enrolled
74%

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 March 1st March 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
92%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.44%
Black or African American 2.44%
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.44%
Asian 9.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.44%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

6
Total faculty
Full-time - 6
Part-time - 0
Male (2)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Demography, rural families, rural development, Native Americans, rural poverty, sociology of agriculture
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 2201
Brookings, SD  57007
United States
Contact Dr. Donna J. Hess
Head
Email: donna.hess@sdstate.edu
Phone: 605-688-4132
Fax: 605-688-6354