The University of South Dakota as of March 15, 2018 cannot confirm whether any particular course or program meets educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification in states other than South Dakota. If you are planning to apply for licensure/certification in a state other than South Dakota after completion of your program, contact CDE toll-free at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at cde@usd.edu, for that state's appropriate licensing board to determine whether the USD program meets licensure/certification requirements in that state.

Programs that may lead to licensure/certification include, but are not limited to:

  • Audiology Doctorate (Au.D.)*
  • Speech - Language Pathology (M.A.)*
  • Psychology-Specializations in Clinical (M.A., Ph.D.)*
  • Accountancy (Professional Accountancy -M.P.A.)
  • Accounting (B.B.A.) (along with 150 total hours)*
  • Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Business Administration - Business Analytics Specialization (M.B.A.)
  • Business Administration - Health Services Administration Specialization (M.B.A.)
  • Business Administration - Marketing Specialization (M.B.A.)
  • Business Administration - Operations and Supply Chain Management Specialization (M.B.A.)
  • Long Term Care Management Graduate Certificate
  • Certified School Counselor; LPC and LPC-MH in SD; LMHC in FL.*
  • Counseling and Psychology in Education-Counseling (M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D.)
  • Counseling and Psychology in Education-School Psychology (Ed.S., Ph.D.)*
  • Mental Health Counseling Certificate
  • Elementary Education (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Elementary Education & Early Childhood (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Elementary Education & Kindergarten Education (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Biology (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification*
  • Secondary Education/Biology Education (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Chemistry (B.S.)*
  • Earth Sciences (B.S.)*
  • English (B.A./B.S.)* (B.S.Ed.)*
  • French and Francophone Studies (B.A.) Certification*
  • German (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification*
  • History (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification*
  • Secondary Education/History Education (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Mathematics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification*
  • Secondary Education/Mathematics Education (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Physics (B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification*
  • Political Science (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification*
  • Spanish (B.A.) with Secondary Education Certification*
  • Secondary Education/Spanish Education (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Secondary Education/Special Education (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Secondary Education/Speech Communication Education (B.S.Ed.)*
  • Communication Studies (B.A./B.S.) with Secondary Education Certification*
  • Secondary Education Plus Certification (M.A.)*
  • Educational Administration - Adult and Higher Education (M.A. E.D.S. & Ed.D.)
  • Curriculum Director, Elem Prin, Pre-K-12 Prin, Secondary Prin, Sup't, Director of Sp Ed
  • Master of Education
  • Technology for Education and Training (M.S.)
  • Art Education (B.F.A.)*
  • Addiction Studies (M.A.)
  • Addiction Studies Graduate Certificate
  • Dental Hygiene Leadership Certificate
  • Dental Hygiene (B.S.)
  • Dental Hygiene, B.S. (A.S.-B.S.)
  • EMS Specialization*
  • Health Sciences (B.S.)*
  • Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)*
  • Nursing (B.S.N.)*
  • Nursing (L.P.N.-B.S.N.)*
  • Nursing L.P.N. to R.N. (A.S.)*
  • Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. (Post-Licensure)
  • Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
  • Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
  • Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.)*
  • Social Work (B.S.)
  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D., M.D./Ph.D.)*
  • Law (J.D.)*

*Program is not offered online.