The Department of Addiction Studies at the University of South Dakota is accredited through the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC). NASAC is sanctioned by the Higher Learning Commission. 

We are the only NASAC-accredited program in the state of South Dakota. NASAC accreditation demonstrates that our department is committed to the establishment, promotion, and evaluation of standards of excellence in addiction education. By meeting rigorous standards for the addiction profession, we have proved we are a leader in the preparation of competent substance abuse professionals.