Shape Your Future at USD
As the largest provider of graduate education in the state of South Dakota, USD offers on-campus, off-campus and online degree options designed to help you reach your professional goals.
Here you'll find the best blend of graduate school qualities: one-on-one engagement with expert faculty, hands-on learning experiences, robust research opportunities, and nationally-recognized and accredited programs – all at an affordable price.
Strengthen your academic path or grow your skills in a new direction at the University of South Dakota.
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One of America's Best National Universities
For more than 30 years, we have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The low student to faculty ratio at USD ensures personalized, one-on-one engagement with faculty.
Choose from more than 80 on-campus programs and 50 online programs, ranging from certificates to doctoral degrees.
Flexible Programs Designed For You
The university’s graduate and professional programs are offered on campus, off campus and online with the flexibility, convenience and affordability you desire. As the state's largest provider of online courses, USD specifically designs programs to meet the unique needs of adult learners. You'll have the flexibility to continue working as you pursue education to advance in your career field.
Real Experience Through Research
Find the answers to your questions about the world through research and creative scholarship at USD.
Here you'll learn from faculty who are experts in their fields, and you'll 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.
Making Your Education Even More Affordable
As you research the costs of a graduate education, you may find that at USD you'll pay a fraction of the cost you might pay at similar institutions across the country. We offer you a high-quality education at an affordable rate.
And you may qualify for special tuition reduction opportunities, as well. Check out tuition reduction programs designed for teachers, students from select states, service members and veterans, senior citizens and students who meet other eligibility requirements.
Make Yourself at Home
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