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SDSU, School of Mines partner on new degrees

Collaboration between South Dakota State University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will lead to new doctoral degrees in civil and environmental engineering.

The South Dakota Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a Ph.D. degree program in civil and environmental engineering at School of Mines and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering at SDSU. Both programs will be implemented this fall.

Officials say this new partnership allows for cost savings through the sharing of courses and equipment between the two universities. South Dakota is currently the only state without a Ph.D. program in civil or environmental engineering offered by its public university system. "Adding these new programs will assist South Dakota in growing and keeping its own engineering workforce," said Regents President Dean M. Krogman.