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South Dakota State University

Department of Counseling and Human Development

Brookings, SD

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Overview

South Dakota State University / Department of Counseling and Human Development is located in Brookings, SD, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Counseling and human resource development
Master of Science (MS) Human sciences
Master of Education (M Ed) Counseling and human resource development

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 52

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

61
Applied
55
Accepted
55
Enrolled
90%

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 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 525
TOEFL IBT score: 71

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

157
Total Graduate Students
72%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
27%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.64%
Black or African American 1.27%
White or Caucasian 94%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.55%
Asian 0.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Rural mental health, family issues, character education, student affairs, solution focused therapy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 2201
Brookings, SD  57007
United States
Contact Dr. Jay Trenhaile
Head
Email: jay.trenhaile@sdstate.edu
Phone: 605-688-4190
Fax: 605-688-5929