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Master's students receive advanced training in theory, methods, and the practical application of sociological knowledge. At South Dakota State University, master's students may enroll in thesis, applied, and non-thesis options. Students traveling down the thesis and non-thesis tracks take advanced courses in sociological theory and methods; only the details vary. Students opting for the applied option specialize in community development.

Core Requirements

* Seminar
* The Research Process
* Sociological Inquiry
* Evaluation Research
* Research and Theory Elective

Each applicant should have two signed letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the students academic record as part of the graduate school application process. In addition, we highly recommend that interested applicants submit a writing sample (past term paper for example) and a personal statement. The personal statement should outline the applicants academic goals and describe how those goals connect with SDSU faculty expertise and interests. English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.


South Dakota State University has been granted the full, ten-year reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. An accreditation team of representatives from peer institutions commended SDSU for:

* Dedicated faculty and staff
* Quality new facilities
* Excellent student leadership
* Shared governance
* Partnerships with local community
* Robust and Integrated assessment program
* Successful transition to NCAA Division I Athletics

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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 19.2 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 33 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Jan 10, 2024 401–500 place StudyQA ranking: 650 You need IELTS certificate