Our Purpose

To serve the people of South Dakota and the upper Midwest through social work education, research and service.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in social work education, research, policy and practice for rural, urban and Native American communities.

Our Mission

To excel in the education of social workers and leaders through culturally-responsive research, policy and practice methods for rural, urban and Native American communities.

Our Diversity Statement

The University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences is committed to an environment of inclusiveness in classroom and clinical settings that honors the richness of diverse perspectives and interprofessional practice through valuing diverse traditions, heritages and experiences.

Our Theoretical Framework

Our Theoretical Framework is an applied biopsychosocial science with a strengths-based perspective using evidence based decision making processes