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Continuing & Distance Education
Belbas Center 106
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Online. Flexible. Affordable.

You need more tools to advance your career, but also flexibility to integrate school into your already busy life. That's why we're committed to bringing our knowledge to you. USD online and off-campus education offers accredited, high-quality academic programs and courses with the flexibility, convenience and affordability you desire.



Get to know the faculty and staff in the Division of Continuing & Distance Education.

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Julie Barnett

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Beth Freeburg

Associate Provost

The Leader in
Online Education

With qualities like online convenience, affordable tuition and accredited academics that USD has to offer, our students are ready to achieve their career goals.

Your Program Options

Whether you are pursuing a certificate, full-time degree program or looking to earn your continuing education credits, USD offers more than 50 accredited programs, various professional development opportunities and hundreds of online courses to choose from.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education at USD online and off-campus. 
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Academic & Career Planning Center

Every step of your college journey, USD has the resources that will help you navigate the unknown and be successful. Our services are designed to help students reach their potential personally, academically and professionally.

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Testing Center

 The Testing Center at the University of South Dakota promotes student success and academic integrity with the operation of a secure, testing facility which provides services to on-campus, distance students and our surrounding communities.

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Keep Your Certification Current Online

From professional field experiences, workshops and  conferences, USD offers a full range of online Continuing Education Credit (CEC) Course for educators to keep your certification up to date at affordable prices.


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Training, Partnerships & Customized Education

USD offers programs that bring high-quality training with measurable results. Through professional partnerships and the development of customized education, both students and employers can take advantage of unique offerings from USD. 


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Are Your Ready for Online Courses?

If you're considering an online program at USD and wondering how online courses work at USD, you can review the online student handbook or check your online learning readiness. 


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Online Courses & Registration

Whether you are a non-degree seeking student who wants to just take a few classes or considering a full-time program, we make it easy for you to register for courses and plan your schedule each semester.


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You've Been Accepted.
Here are Your Next Steps.

Now that you've been accepted, you may be wondering what comes next. From setting up your USD accounts and submitting your immunization form to ordering textbooks, accepting your financial aid and accessing student services can be found in the links below. 

Hear from a USD Alum

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I made the decision to pursue a degree in Educational Administration at USD because of its status as a research institution, the availability of online classes and the affordability. My experience has been nothing but extraordinary. The curriculum is designed to challenge students’ intellect by exposing them to the real issues of adult and higher education administration. You will indeed be challenged — but you will be prepared for the real world.

Marcia Hawk, M.A., Ed.D.

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