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USD – Online

Online. Accredited. Affordable.
Flexible and convenient program options to balance work, life and college.

Earn Your Degree Anytime–Anywhere!

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.

All of our programs feature courses taught by the same faculty that teach on campus, allowing USD to maintain a challenging and rigorous curriculum focused on preparing you to move forward in your career. With online programs in business, health sciences, education, nursing and more, we’re confident you’ll find the flexible and affordable program you’re looking for.


The Leader in Online

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 Online Options

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

The USD Difference

Our programs are nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and Military Times to name a few, and are consistently ranked among the best universities in the U.S. The curriculum for online degrees at USD is challenging and focused on developing career skills with direct applications to the field you choose to study. With more than 50 fully accredited online degree programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, there is a program designed to meet your individual needs.

Our tuition rates remain very competitive, offering the same price whether you’re out-of-state, an in-state resident or if you take classes online.

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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
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We're Here to Help

Our team is here to help you succeed and be your one source for all things related to your online studies at USD.


Online Student Resources

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your online education at USD. 
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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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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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What Courses Can I Take Online From USD?

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. 


Browse and Register for Online Courses
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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.


Continuing Education

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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