As South Dakota's flagship university, USD provides an extensive selection of high-quality, nationally-recognized and affordable graduate and professional programs in our eight different colleges and schools.
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Graduate Research

Graduate and professional students play an integral role in the education, research and creative scholarship at USD.  USD's graduate faculty are competitive in research and creative scholarship and offer individualized attention to graduate students.

Graduate School Academic Excellence

Academic Excellence

The University of South Dakota is the largest provider of graduate education in the state of South Dakota, producing more than half of the graduate and professional students from South Dakota's public universities.  

Affordability through Graduate Assistantships

The University of South Dakota offers qualified post-baccalaureate students financial assistance in exchange for their teaching, research and service efforts to the University. 

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