I made the decision to pursue a degree in educational administration at USD 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, Georgia

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 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
Youth & Family Programs
Harford Community College
Bel Air, Maryland

The USD educational administration online program was a great experience for me. The flexibility of the program provided me the opportunity to pursue my advanced degree, while still being able to work and have time for my family. I appreciate USD making their program available in a format that fits with my busy lifestyle.

Joseph L. Hauge, Ed.D., Deputy Director
Rapid City, South Dakota

The USD/LERN Masters of Arts in educational administration was exactly what I was looking for in a graduate program. It has been an amazing experience that I highly recommend to other educators. It combines theory and practice to provide a current and relevant learning experience. The online delivery fit perfectly into my work and personal schedule. The best part for me has been the faculty at USD. I may never meet them face to face, but they have supported and guided my learning. I feel a strong tie to my professors.

Mary Thompson, Project Manager
School of Health and Human Sciences
Nova Scotia Community College
Nova Scotia, Canada

The lectures, online discussion groups and class meetings via web conferencing have been an amazing experience for me. It's school, but without the traffic and parking hassles, and “on demand,” when it’s convenient for me. I live in Los Angeles and love how the online format of the course provides an opportunity to get perspectives of 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, California