• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The Biological Sciences - Dairy Science Specialization course offered at South Dakota State University is equipped with excellent laboratories; a state-of-the-art dairy processing plant with capabilities for processing fluid milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, concentrated and dried products.
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Overview

Metabolism and surgical facilities in the Animal Science Complex, and specialized laboratory equipment the Genomics Lab and other departments on campus, including, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, and Health and Nutritional Sciences Programs are also available. 

Graduate students accepted in the Biological Sciences - Dairy Science Specialization course offered at South Dakota State University will have opportunities to utilize these facilities to develop basic and/or applied research programs in dairy product processing, microbiology, chemistry, food safety, dairy cattle nutrition, metabolism, breeding, microbiology of the rumen, immunology, and management, while interacting with well qualified faculty.  

The Biological Sciences - Dairy Science Specialization course offered at South Dakota State University, in collaboration with the Food Science and Nutrition Program at the University of Minnesota and the Food Science and Human Nutrition Program at Iowa State University, is the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center. This provides graduate students in the manufacturing area a unique opportunity to be involved with current issues and research needs.

Career Opportunities

  • Consultant/Specialist in Dairy Nutrition, Food Safety, Microbiology, etc.
  • Academia
  • Industry-Based Researcher
  • Laboratory/Research Group Manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits

    * you can also choose a 90 credit plan

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The student, major advisor and Advisory Committee select the discipline specific emphasis area of the biological sciences. The courses will be identified on the student’s Plan of Study no later than the end of the first year of study.

  •  Seminar Credit:  - Selected with advisory committee approval

  •  Research Regulations Compliance Credit: 

  • Minimum of 3 credits of STAT courses numbered 500-level or higher
  •  Dissertation Credits: 30-40 - Students are required to present a seminar on their dissertation

  • Electives as needed to reach 60 or 90 credits

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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. 
  • 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. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Brookings

  • 1085 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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