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Counseling & Psychology in Education


Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Required Test for Admission:


Required Supplemental Application Materials:

Counseling Program Supplemental Recommendation Form

Application Deadline:

8 weeks before classes start

School of Psychology Deadlines:

  • Ph.D.: April 1
  • Ed.S.: April 15

Counseling Program Application Deadlines:
(Fall Start Only)

  • January 15* or
  • April 20*

* With interview (if applicable) occurring approximately 2 weeks after the application deadlines.

Department Contact Information:

University of South Dakota
Counseling & Psychology in Education Department
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069
Phone: 605-677-5250
Fax: 605-677-5438

Program website


Program Chair:

Dr. Amy Schweinle (

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For additional information Counseling & Psychology in Education programs at USD, Request More Information or contact the Graduate School at or 1-800-233-7937.