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.
South Dakota Federalist Society Receives Most Improved Chapter Award at National Student Symposium
Early this month, the South Dakota Federalist Society – a University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law student organization – was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Award for Most Improved Chapter by the Federalist Society at the 2023 National Student Symposium in Austin, Texas.
USD to Celebrate Student Research During IdeaFest Symposium Scheduled April 5-6
The University of South Dakota is set to host the annual IdeaFest symposium on April 5-6 to showcase academic achievement and promote the expansion of student, faculty and staff, and community member understanding of the scholarly work that occurs at USD.
Pro Bono Tribal Wills Clinic Provides Mutually Beneficial Experience for Students and Clients
Over the university’s spring break, seven University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law students consulted with clients and assisted with estate planning at the Tribal Wills Clinic on the Rosebud Sioux reservation.
Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition on Display April 10-14
Four students at the University of South Dakota will present a joint Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition titled, “The Devil’s in the Details,” in the John A. Day Gallery on USD’s campus April 10-14. A reception is scheduled for Friday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.
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.
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