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Prepare to lead and manage your organization.

The Master of Science in Administration Program from the University of South Dakota is a cross-disciplinary program that provides the primary tools and organizational skills necessary to effectively perform administrative roles in public service oriented organizations.

This degree is delivered online, offering convenience and flexibility for working professionals.

M.S. in Administration online coursework focuses on the practical application of administrative theory, and the development of an intellectual framework for analyzing and successfully addressing the challenges faced by modern administrators. Our online M.S. in Administration programs benefit mid-career professionals working in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofit and social service organizations, health care and education – as well as private sector organizations that provide public services. Graduates of the M.S. in Administration program are prepared to lead and manage organizations; analyze, think critically, solve problems, and make decisions; adequately consider the ethical and legal implications of their administrative decisions; and communicate effectively with organizational members and stakeholders. If you're looking for online M.S. in Administration programs that can help you develop your management and health care skills, look no further than the University of South Dakota.

Areas of Specialization

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Health Services Administration
  • Long Term Care Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Addiction Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Human Resources

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Admission Requirements:

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Administration in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

For more information about the online Master of Science in Administration, contact USD Online at 605-658-6200 or by email at

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