Division of Continuing & Distance Education, Summer School Off-Campus & Distance Learning

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What Can CDE Do For You?

Flexibility, Convenience, Affordability

It's possible to work a full-time job and raise a family while pursuing a degree through the flexibility, convenience and affordability of online degree programs from USD.


Advance Your Career -

"USD allowed me to work full-time with a heavy travel schedule while pursuing my M.B.A .degree. USD's Online M.B.A. program was an exceptional value for the quality of education I would receive in the program. I can say with great confidence that I cannot imagine a more thorough or rigorous AACSB-International accredited M.B.A. program, traditional, online or anywhere in the world."
Steve Kalten, M.B.A.
Senior Program Manager - Greater Atlanta Area, Automated Logic Corporation

Learn Anytime, Anywhere -

"Unfortunately, I had an unexpected medical issue which I thought would halt my ability to achieve my degree due to being at home. Luckily, a professor explained another option. I could take all of my courses online which appealed to me. I would be able to take a full credit load from the comfort of my own home.Without the Online Health Sciences program, I would not be at the position in my career that I am in today."
Kelsey Schumann, Current Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences major student

"The lectures, online discussion groups and class meeting via web conferencing have been an amazing experience.  It's school, but without the traffic and parking hassles, and "on-demand," when it's convenient for me.  I live in Los Angeles, Calif., and love how the online format of the course provides an opportunity to get perspectives of other people in other parts of the country - it gives the class incredible breadth and depth."
Cari Hildebrandt, Assistant Director
Westside Connection, West Los Angeles College Los Angeles, Calif.


Exceptional Quality -

"The closest university for Addiction Studies was 100 miles away, so I chose USD because of the convenience, as well as the level of expertise from the instructors and the reasonable tuition costs."
Jose Duenes, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences graduate 2013, current Master of Arts (M.A.) in Addiction Studies student


Advance Your Career -

" I graduated with my MSAS in Health Services Administration from the University of South Dakota.  A year later, I was offered a great advancement opportunity at work.  During the job interview, one of the reasons cited for the job offer was my degree advancement."

Ruth Krueger Parkinson, RRT, MS
Sanford Medical Center


Gain Lifelong Skills -

"I made the decision to pursue a degree in Educational Administration at the University of South Dakota because of its status as a research institution, the availability of online classes and the affordability.  My experience has been nothing but extraordinary.  The curriculum is designed to challenge students' intellect by exposing them to the real issues of adult and higher education administration.  You will indeed be challenged - but you will be prepared for the real world."

Marcia Hawk, Database Analyst
InterContinental Hotels Group
Atlanta, Ga.


Reach Your Professional and Educational Goals -

"The faculty at USD are very helpful and always make themselves available.  I do not feel like a number, but rather a respected colleague.  The classes are great examples of what distance education should be.  USD students are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to utilize several methods of distance education in order to truly experience collaborative learning.  This is a community of lifelong learners.  By enrolling in this program at USD, I will be able to finish my degree several years earlier than I ever thought possible, without compromising my educational integrity.  I plan to finish my degree this fall and feel that I have truly gained the skills and knowledge to stay competitive in the education field.  My education at USD has given me the tools and confidence to move forward in my career."

Jaclyn Walsh
Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs
Hartford Community College




Marcia Hawk