Graduate school will shape your future. When you choose the University of South Dakota, you choose the characteristics that really matter.
Quality. Flexibility. Affordability.
For over 30 consecutive years, USD has been ranked as a Best National University.
By U.S. News & World Report
USD graduate programs rank “most affordable” and “best value” across the nation.
Nearly 2,000 graduate students attend USD from 46 states and 29 countries.
“Having the Beacom School of Business on my resume was not just a talking point, it was a selling point.”
On Nov. 3, the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law hosted a “Stay in South Dakota” career fair at the law school to provide a networking opportunity for firms in rural South Dakota to meet law students.
Students from the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law provided assistance to divorcing couples at the Pennington County Courthouse in Rapid City, South Dakota, as part of the WORKS CLINIC.
The University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law now offers an Indian Law Certificate. The certificate program will give graduates a tangible credential that will assist them in holding careers working for tribes in-house, firms that serve tribes and other related areas.
Make Yourself at Home
Become familiar with the beautiful state of South Dakota, USD campus community, city of Vermilion and the resources available to you as a graduate student that will help you succeed and make the most of your time as a Coyote.
Welcome to USD. Welcome home.
Real Experience Through Hands-on Research
Learn from faculty who are experts in their fields and receive the individual guidance necessary to participate in exciting, ongoing research. With state-of-the-art facilities and research funding opportunities for students in all disciplines, USD offers you the support and resources you need to learn by doing.
Find the answers to your questions about the world through research and creative scholarship at USD.
The USD Graduate School is committed to the professional development of our graduate students. Outside of the classroom, USD offers a range of development tools through scholarships, research, events and professional organizations.
Hone your skills. Reach your career goals.
Financing Your Education
Whether you are thinking about applying for an assistantship, scholarship or financial aid to help cover the cost of your advanced degree, USD's Graduate School provides resources to help you finance your education.
We're Here to Help
The Graduate School is your one-stop resource for all things related to your graduate program. Our team is here to help you succeed and be your one source for all things related to graduate studies at USD.
- Navigate the academic catalog
- Apply for an assistantships
- Attend Graduate Student Orientation
- Submit your thesis or dissertation
- Prepare for graduation and more...