Health Sciences Graduate

Advanced training for health professionals

Our programs are characterized by the warm personal interactions of a rural Midwestern state with opportunities for training in a variety of urban and rural settings.


Addiction Studies

Our programs emphasize state-of-the art, evidence-based approaches to addiction. These entirely online courses of study allow you to pursue a graduate certificate or a Master of Arts degree in addiction studies.

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Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences

The interprofessional Ph.D. in health sciences is designed to prepare practicing health care professionals to assume leadership roles in academia, research and/or health and human services practice settings.

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Occupational Therapy

Help people of all ages and abilities live life to its fullest with a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree. An advanced track occupational therapy doctorate is available to practicing therapists who graduated with a M.S. degree in occupational therapy from USD.

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Physical Therapy

Our program teaches students to help others function optimally and prevent limiting conditions. We offer a traditional Doctor of Physical Therapy as well as a transitional doctoral degree for practicing physical therapists.

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Physician Assistant

We offer a Master of Science degree for physician assistants, a growing healthcare profession that practices medicine with physician supervision.

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Public Health

Students with a Master of Public Health degree can help prevent disease and prolong life by investigating society's most pressing health problems.

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Social Work

Students of social work are people who care about others and want to make a difference. A Master of Social Work degree can advance your career in this interdisciplinary field.

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The Classroom & Beyond

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities

    Our programs offer state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory technology in the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building. The design of the facility provides space for interdisciplinary learning in teams.

  • Extraordinary Education

    Our students routinely exceed the national average on their board certification exams. Clinical setting experiences prepare our students for employment in their chosen profession. Our low student to faculty ratios translate into a supportive educational environment.

  • Strong Partnerships

    Your prospects in your profession are greatly enhanced by the relationships we've forged with our partners. Our partners include, but are not limited to Avera Health, Good Samaritan Society, Sanford Health and Sanford Vermillion.