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USD Health Sciences Programs Ranked Among the Top

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Two programs offered by the University of South Dakota’s School of Health Sciences have been nationally recognized for their online offerings.

The USD Master of Public Health program was identified as a top 5 online public health program in the United States. The program’s expertise in matters related to rural communities was noted.

USD Nursing’s Online RN to BSN program was among the nation’s top 13 online nursing programs. The ranking noted that USD Nursing’s online program offers a fast track and affordable option as well as a notable start-to-finish success rate.


USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News