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Great Education Starts at the University of South Dakota

Not surprisingly, USD graduates can be found in leadership positions around the world. In South Dakota, 70 percent of the attorneys, 48 percent of the physicians and 50 percent of the teachers graduated from USD.

With over 70 Graduate Programs offered in 8 different colleges and schools, we have a program for you.

Graduate Programs at USD

Our Campus

The university's 321-acre tree lined campus, located in Vermillion, South Dakota, features manicured green lawns, sculptures and displays of seasonal flowers that create a lush park-like educational setting. All across campus, visitors will notice significant campus improvements projects as USD has invested more than $100 million in projects that have recently been completed.

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Life in Vermillion

Living in South Dakota

Housing in Vermillion

Graduate education at USD is remarkably affordable.

USD provides convenience and affordability through research and creativity grants and graduate assistantships.

Graduate Assistantships

Research and Creativity Grants


Financial Aid

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Financial Education

GradSense is a tool provided by the Council of Graduate Schools that helps in financial planning based on cost of living, loan management, job searching and the worth of your degree.


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For more information about Graduate education at USD, contact the Graduate Admissions at 605-658-6200 or by e-mail at