Graduate School international admissions

Welcome to Graduate Education at the University of South Dakota

As South Dakota's flagship University, the University of South Dakota provides an extensive selection of graduate programs.  South Dakota's only Schools of Medicine, Law, College of Fine Arts, and AACSB - internationally accredited Business School proudly call USD home.

At USD you can:

Pursue your passion. Choose from an extensive selection of high-quality, nationally-recognized and affordable graduate and professional programs in our eight colleges and school. 

Do it all.  From study abroad to internships and research, USD offers exceptional opportunities to help you succeed.

Learn from the best.  You will study under award-winning faculty who are experts in their field.  Faculty members have earned state, regional and national recognition, and they speak at conferences throughout the world.

Find a welcoming, safe, and vibrant campus in Vermillion, S.D.  Recreational and cultural opportunities are available in town, nearby countryside and neighboring communities.  

Enjoy abundant resources and opportunities.  From concerts to Division I athletics to more than 120 student organizations and clubs, there are endless possibilities to get involved.

Not surprisingly, USD graduates can be found in leadership positions around the world.  Whatever your interest, we can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.  

Contact us 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at for more information about Graduate Education at the University of South Dakota. 

International Admissions Rui Peng

I have enjoyed the experience of being a graduate student here.  I have gained tremendous research skills from my research advisor.  When our research was published, I could actually see the progress I had achieved. Rui Peng, Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry

Graduate School International Admissions

  • USD's AACSB International Accredited of the Beacom School of Business represents the highest standard of achievement  for business schools, worldwide. 

  • USD's intensive English program provides students with the resources they need to be successful.  Small class sizes and personalized attention.   

  • Choose from state-of-the-art residence halls or opt for off-campus housing with a wide variety of apartments and multi-bedroom houses, all within walking distance of campus.