USD is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools to offer baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs. The master of public administration program is accredited by NASPAA, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

M.P.A. Program Annual Report

Employment Placement

Employment by sector of our most recent M.P.A. graduates.

M.P.A. Employment Rates

Graduation Profile

Completion rates for the class five years prior to the current annual report year.

2010-
2011
2011-
2012
2012-
2013
2013-
2014
2014-
2015
Number of Students Entering Program 14 8 15 11 13
Number of Students Graduating Within 2 Years (Normal Progress) 6 4 10 8 7
Number of Students Graduating Within 3 Years 13 6 12 10 8
Number of Students Graduating Within 4 Years 13 8 13 10

Diversity Statement

The M.P.A. program endorses the USD inclusive excellence as identified in the University of South Dakota's Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement.