University of South Dakota - Master's Degree

The University of South Dakota is the comprehensive liberal arts university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs within the South Dakota System of Higher Education.

  • Average Tuition USD 25,615

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The University of South Dakota was founded in 1862 by the Dakota Territorial Legislature. It authorized the establishment of the University at Vermillion, making it the oldest post secondary institution in the Dakotas. The university has been accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1913. Nine alumni have been selected as Rhodes Scholars; Ernest Lawrence, B.A. 1922, received the 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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    Established in 1862


    It's been called "elegant", "eye-catching" and "naturally beautiful" with a "striking combination of old and new structures." Most of all, it's called "home" by their students, faculty and staff.

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    414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069, United States

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      • Testimony
        1975-1980, Master of Arts, Counseling & Guidance; Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Sociology

        USD is a high quality state university!YYUSD is a small state institution of higher education where the student to professor ratio is small enough to truly make a difference in the quality of education that graduates have received compared to larger state universities.

      • Testimony
        1979-1983, BS, Sociology

        USD Prepared MeYYUSD prepared me for what ended up being a successful 30+ year career in federal law enforcement. The CJ and Soc Programs at the time had the necessary curriculum to prepare me and others for a law enforcement career. The small university setting and the faculty were focused on the students and their future success. Go Yotes

      • Testimony
        1979-1983, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

        Great Education ValueYYA great school that has more to offer than what you would expect from a small population state. There were many opportunities to participate in a wide variety of activities. The education I received prepared me to immediately jump right in to work situations that were, and still are, relevant.