36 months
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648 USD/credit
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About

The Geospatial Science and Engineering - Remote Sensing Specialization programme at South Dakota State University is an interdisciplinary program that combines advanced coursework with cutting-edge research to advance the field of geospatial sciences.

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Overview

The focus is on transforming geospatial data into relevant information through acquisition, processing, characterization, analysis, and modeling in order to understand geographic patterns, processes, and relationships at scales ranging from landscapes to the globe. 

To achieve these aims, the geospatial sciences integrate the geographic disciplines of cartography, geodesy, geographic information systems, and remote sensing with elements of mathematics, statistics, the natural sciences, the social sciences, and engineering. 

The resulting array of geospatial concepts, methods, technologies, and datasets are used to address a wide range of pertinent questions about the functioning of the biosphere and its implications for sustainability of natural resources, agricultural productivity, biodiversity, environmental quality, and human welfare in a rapidly-changing world.

Current faculty research interests include quantitative remote sensing, land cover and land use change, geography, climate change, and fire science as well as applications of geospatial technologies in agriculture, meteorology, natural resource management, and other fields.

The Geospatial Science and Engineering - Remote Sensing Specialization programme at South Dakota State University seeks highly motivated students with strong backgrounds in the geospatial sciences or a closely-related field to complement these efforts.

Career Opportunities

  • Professor/teacher
  • Remote sensing specialist
  • GIS specialist
  • Federal employee

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Evolution of Geographic Thought 
  • Seminar 
  • Dissertation PhD (COM)
  • Specialization Coursework 
  • Supporting Electives

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

60 alternative credits
  • 60 Credit Plan 
  • 90 Credit Plan

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application must include the application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificates, and other materials as required by specific programs before processing of the application will begin. The Graduate School employs a rolling deadline, however, students should check with their program of interest for specific admission deadlines. 
  • Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, 60-credit plan, must have a Master’s degree. This degree must be awarded from an approved, accredited institution. In those cases where applicants do not have a Master’s degree, departmental requirements will apply, either requiring completion of a Master’s degree or permitting an individual to move directly into a doctoral program, 90-credit plan. Domestic, international or non-degree seeking students may submit an application online.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 648 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 337 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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