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.
Students from Across the Region Earn Prizes at USD History Conference
Two undergraduate students and one graduate student received awards for their papers during the 58th annual Student History Conference held on March 20 at the University of South Dakota.
Judicial Externships Provide Law Students with Practical Experience
At the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law, judicial externships provide law students with invaluable experience that prepares them to transition from the classroom to their career.
USD's Board Certified Behavior Analyst Program Now Offered Online
The University of South Dakota now offers one of its most in-demand certificates, the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), online, becoming more accessible to working professionals.
Beacom Spring Career Fair Set for March 29
The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business is set to host their 2023 Spring Career Fair on Wednesday, March 29 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Beacom Hall.
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...
Meet Our Team
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Vermillion, SD 57069