We are excited that you are interested in BHSU, and we look forward to working with you as you prepare to further your education! Below is a checklist that outlines the items required to complete your admissions process as an International Student. Once we receive all of these items, and receive notification from the Graduate Office of your admissions status, we will be able to send you your documents to help you apply for a visa. Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance at international@bhsu.edu. We are here to help you!

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Enrollment: June 1
  • Spring Enrollment: November 1

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Meet Admissions Requirements

 

  • If your degree is from an institution outside of the US , you must obtain a course-by-course evaluation from WES or ECE to be sent to the following address:
    • Address:
      BHSU International Relations
      1200 University Street Unit 9519
      Spearfish, South Dakota, USA 57799-9519

Financial Responsibility

  • Provide a Bank Statement or Bank Letter signed and stamped by a Bank Official AND the Official Statement of Finances demonstrating the minimum amount for one academic year found in "Costs" for both documents.
    • Email: international@bhsu.edu

English Proficiency

  • Must be sent from the testing agency to BHSU.
    • TOEFL: (Code 6042)
      • PBT: Minimum score of 500
      • IBT: Minimum score of 61
    • SAT: (Code 3904)
      • Critical Reading and Writing: Minimum score of 480
  • Exceptions:

IF the student first enrolls in BHSU's Academic English  Program AEP
IF the student has attended secondary school or post-secondary school in the U.S. for one academic year.
IF the student is from a native English speaking country
       For some West African countries, WAEC score > C4 in English language


Passport

  • Please email a copy of your passport Bio page to international@bhsu.edu

Ship I-20 and Admission Letter

  • After you receive confirmation of admission to BHSU, submit payment to ship your I-20 and Welcome Packet using E-Ship Global. Once you complete the request and payment through E-Ship Global, we will ship your paperwork to you. Depending on your location, it may take up to two weeks to receive your package.

International Graduate Admissions

Blacks Hills State University is ready to welcome you! Whether you're enjoying an arts festival, walking historic downtown, or socializing at one of many restaurants and coffee shops, the Black Hills region is an easy place to call home. The university is large enough to offer unique opportunities for students to pursue their goals along their personal journey towards success, but small enough to allow students to develop valuable, personal relationships with faculty and staff. View our FlipBook!

 

Graduate Students

Affordability

At BHSU, we offer one of the lowest costs of tuition at a 4-year accredited university in the United States. Combined with South Dakota's affordable cost of living, you will be able to attain the education of your dreams. 

 

Community

Community

Spearfish, South Dakota is a safe and quiet town that is ranked among the best small cities for outdoor activities in the US. 

Rapid City, South Dakota  is the location of our second campus: BHSU-RC, just 83 kilometers from BHSU's main campus in Spearfish.  

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Student Health and Wellness

 

Graduate Students

Quality

We are a comprehensive, liberal arts university that  offers small class sizes, research and internship opportunities, and vibrant campus experience. Find your future degree and learn about all of BHSU's Academic Programs.

Graduate Students

MASTER IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The MBA is a two-year program located at the BHSU-Rapid City Campus, only 83 kilometers from BHSU's main campus in Spearfish. The program consists of 30 graduate-level credit hours, and, upon successful completion, students will be ready to enter the job market as a competitive applicant. Learn more now!

Graduate Students

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTEGRATIVE GENOMICS

Integrative Genomics is an interdisciplinary graduate program that combines genomics, ecology, and physiology to better understand the evolutionary forces that have shaped the mechanisms that are important to how species interact in the wild.  Learn more now!

Graduate Students

ONLINE MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMS

Although you are unable to attend an online program in the United States on an F1 Visa, we encourage students to enroll  from their home countries in the following Master degree programs that are offered entirely online. 

Graduate tuition per credit hour is currently $670.30. Overall graduate costs will vary based on program requirements. Below we have highlighted estimated costs for two of our flagship programs:
 

MBA Business Administration - Cost for One Academic Year

 

 

 

Graduate Tuition & Fees - Based on $670.30 per credit hour & 15 credits per year

$10,054.50

International Student Fee

$200.00

Standard Room - Double Occupancy

$3,608.00

Standard Meal Plan

$3,534.00

Health Insurance (estimate)

$968.00

Books & Supplies (estimate)

$1,200.00

TOTAL - Per Academic Year (2 semesters per academic year)

$19,564.50

*2019-2020 costs shown. All costs are subject to change by the South Dakota Board of Regents.
*Costs will vary depending on number of credits that students enroll in. 30 credit hours are required to graduate from BHSU's MBA.
*Personal spending money will vary, please consider $500 to $1,000 per semester.
 
 

MSIG Master of Science in Integrative Genomics - Cost for One Academic Year

 

 

Graduate Tuition & Fees - Based on $670.30 per credit hour & 18 credits per year

$12,065.40

International Student Fee

$200.00

Standard Room - Double Occupancy

$3,608.00

Standard Meal Plan

$3,534.00

Health Insurance (estimate)

$968.00

Books & Supplies (estimate)

$1,200.00

TOTAL - Per Academic Year (2 semesters per academic year)

$21,575.40

*2019-2020 costs shown. All costs are subject to change by the South Dakota Board of Regents.
*Costs will vary depending on number of credits that students enroll in. 36 credit hours are required to graduate from BHSU's MSIG.
*Personal spending money will vary, please consider $500 to $1,000 per semester.