School of Education Counseling & Psychology in Education

Degree Programs

The CPE division offers master's (M.A.), specialist (Ed.S.), and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in Human Development & Educational Psychology and Counseling and specialist (Ed.S.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in School Psychology.

  • Counseling - The Counselor Education program at USD is as comprehensive as it is balanced. Nationally accredited by CACREP, our program attracts students regionally and nationally. USD is the only South Dakota institution offering  both the master's and doctorate in Counselor Education.
  • Human Development & Educational Psychology - Human Development & Educational Psychology at USD is a strong, dynamic program, with close mentorship from the PhD faculty. The program provides flexibility for self-directed students to develop expertise in any of the three core fields: (1) Human Development, (2) Cognition and Motivation and (3) Research and Statistics.
  • School Psychology - Our nationally accredited School Psychology program provides individualized, hands-on training for students who are committed to providing a full range of psychological services for children of all ages.