Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering

USD 10,000 - USD 30,288 loan size

up to 20 years loan term

Courses we support

MS in Biological Sciences
Master of Engineering
MS in Civil Engineering
MS in Electrical Engineering
MS in Mechanical Engineering
MS in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

About the school

Whatever your interests are: science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering will prepare you for the future through a rigorous curriculum and world-class research experience. You can also enhance your degree with many options for real-life work experience right here in Brookings or nearby. Most of the students complete part-time work in their major before graduation at nearby engineering/manufacturing companies that are eager to hire them.

Where is the school located?

It is located in eastern South Dakota along Interstate 29, Brookings is a town of about 23,000.

Life at Jerome J.Lohr College of Engineering

The campus provides the opportunity to connect with students from all walks of life, assisting you in achieving success both on and beyond campus through our comprehensive student success programmes. The university student life buzzes with excitement, thanks to the multitude of SDSU events and the thriving college town status of Brookings.

To assist Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering students with their career search, the college, and its affiliated organizations provide a number of services to prepare students for the search process. These include:

Resume workshops on how to build and edit a resume Resume reviews and feedback from faculty Mock interviews with faculty The interview clothes closet - the college has a collection of donated professional wear for students to use for interviews Arranging professional photo sessions for a fee with University Marketing and Communications Sponsoring industry speakers Acquiring company sponsorships for various student organisations and senior design projects

Additional benefits of studying at Jerome J.Lohr College of Engineering

Located in eastern South Dakota along Interstate 29, Brookings has access to the state's largest city Sioux Falls. The safe and family-friendly community thrives on offering big-city amenities while maintaining its small-town feel. Residents enjoy clean and well-maintained roads and city parks, a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants, a short commute time within the city, and plentiful career opportunities in a growing job market.

Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering campus


Brookings SD

City Population



North central USA



Nearest Airport

Brookings Airport

Time Zone


Fast facts

Since 1916, South Dakota State University (SDSU) has held accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In the latest reevaluation spanning from 2019 to 2020, SDSU underwent an extensive review under the Open Pathway comprehensive process. Notably, on November 4-5, 2019, SDSU welcomed an HLC Peer Review Team for an on-site assessment. The outcome of this thorough review was highly positive, resulting in SDSU being granted a full reaccreditation for the next ten years. This accomplishment reflects the university's commitment to maintaining rigorous academic standards and educational excellence.

Admissions criteria

Generally, applications require the following types of information:

  • Complete personal information form
  • A personal statement written by the applicant
  • A letter of recommendation from an employer, academic, etc. (this depends on the program)
  • The applicant’s undergraduate transcripts which must be translated into english
  • A graduate admissions test result (GMAT, GRE, LSAT), if requested
  • Resume/CV, if requested
  • Minimum Scores/GPA
  • Application Fee
  • Other costs which are not consistent throughout school admissions information online:
    • Tuition and fees for international students
    • Health service/health insurance
    • Cost of Books/Course Materials
    • Food and other expenses
    • Housing
    • Transportation

Please consult the school’s necessary admissions and financial aid websites for detailed information, and any updates to this information.

Job placements

There are plenty of job opportunities, varying over different programmes offered. Top recruiters hire students from here.

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Source: South Dakota State University - Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering

Last updated: 13 Oct 2023

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