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continuing education

Take advantage of customized learning opportunities to meet your organizations' strategic goals.

Affordable Programs to Fit Your Needs

Consider professional, executive and continuing education courses to become a more efficient and effective team leader, boost your job satisfaction and prepare for career growth opportunities to keep your knowledge and skills relevant and up-to-date. Programs are delivered in a variety of methods including online, on-campus, on-site at an organization’s location, other face-to-face settings or in a blended hybrid format.

Duration will vary from daylong events up to courses spanning multiple semesters. We work with our partner organizations to determine the ideal length and location to meet the needs of each of our unique offerings.


Professional Partnerships

USD partners with off-campus organizations to jointly develop and deliver learning opportunities to align with the needs of today's in-demand careers.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education and professional development.
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Continuing & Distance Education

We play the lead role in the development and coordination of programs and services related to online and off-campus programs and courses at USD.

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Disability Services

Disability Services is committed to providing services and support to ensure that students are able to access and participate in all of the activities, programs and services at USD. Our services are available to students with a qualifying and documented learning, physical or psychological disability.

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Educational Leadership

Preparing education leaders to be effective educational administrators.

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Degree & Certificate Programs

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 education offers accredited, high-quality academic programs and courses with the flexibility, convenience and affordability you desire.

With more than 50 accredited online degree programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, there is a program designed to meet your individual needs.

Online Programs
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Want to take a few courses?

If your goal is to take a few courses for the purpose of personal or professional development without pursuing a specific degree or certification, you may register without applying or submitting any transcripts.


Non-Degree Student Registration

Success Story

LERN Student Tara Jones
Before starting the USD/LERN program, I was skeptical about pursuing my master’s degree online due to the lack of personal connection but after being in the program I can truly say that this is not the case! Every single one of my professors was dedicated to their students’ success and made me feel like I was sitting in a face-to-face classroom. I truly believe that this program is a great fit for anyone who needs a flexible, challenging and affordable master’s program from a great university.

Tara Jones

Training Coordinator
College of Southern Maryland

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