USD is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools to offer baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs. The master of public administration program is accredited by NASPAA, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

M.P.A. Program Annual Report

Employment Placement

Employment by sector of our most recent M.P.A. graduates.

Employment Rates

Employment Rates

Graduation Profile

Completion rates for the class five years prior to the current annual report year.

2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Number of Students Entering Program 16 15 11 7 9
Number of Students Graduating Within 2 Years (Normal Progress) 12 11 6 4 2
Number of Students Graduating Within 3 Years 13 13 8 6 4
Number of Students Graduating Within 4 Years 14 13 10 6 5

Diversity Statement

The M.P.A. program endorses the USD inclusive excellence as identified in the University of South Dakota's Diversity and Inclusiveness Statement.