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South Dakota State University

Ph.D. On Campus
648 USD/credit
648 USD/credit
337 USD/credit
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This Biochemistry program is offered at South Dakota State University.

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A student in the Biochemistry program offered at South Dakota State University  must earn 90 credits (60 with prior earned M.S. degree). Of that, a minimum of 24 credits are in course work, with the remaining credits in dissertation research. Three of the 24 credits are seminars. The biochemistry core courses (see list below) are required.


After admission to candidacy the primary activity throughout the remainder of the graduate student's program is completion of the proposed research objectives. The degree requirements are completed when the written dissertation is defended before the faculty advisory committee.  For a student entering with a bachelor's degree, it will typically take four to five years to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. program.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Advanced Molecular Biology 
  •  Cell Biology (COM) 
  • Biophysical Chemistry 
  •  Principles of Biochemistry 
  • Laboratory Rotations in Biochemistry 
  • Seminar (COM) 
  • Research Regulations Compliance 

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60 alternative credits

you can also choose a 90 credit plan


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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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

  • International

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 648 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    648 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 648 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • In-State

    337 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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