University of South Dakota Graduate Schools

University of South Dakota (referred to as USD) is a Public, 4 years school located in Vermillion, SD. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at University of South Dakota is $7,043 for South Dakota residents and $12,637 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,476 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 10,066 including undergraduate students.

University of South Dakota Graduate School Overview

University of South Dakota (referred to as USD) is a Public, 4 years school located in Vermillion, SD. It is classified as Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
University of South Dakota is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1913 - Current[Estimated Date]).
University of South DakotaDirectory Information
School NameUniversity of South Dakota (referred to as USD)
Address414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
Phone605-677-5301
Webhttps://WWW.USD.EDU
Online Applicationhttps://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm
Financial Infohttps://
The 2020 graduate school tuition & fees at University of South Dakota is $7,043 for South Dakota residents and $12,637 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,476 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 10,066 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 84 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 23 programs are available online classes.
USD Graduate School 2020 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$12,637
$7,043 for South Dakota Residents
Student Population2,476
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs84 graduate programs
(23 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of South Dakota is $7,043 for South Dakota residents and $12,637 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. The tuition per credit hour is $337 for South Dakota residents and $648 for out-of-state students. University of South Dakota offers the alternative tuition plans.
USD 2020 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
South Dakota Residents$7,043
Out-of-State$12,637
Tuition per Credit Hour
South Dakota Residents$337
Out-of-State$648
University of South Dakota offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On University of South Dakota campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services at USD
Distance Learning (Online Classes)23 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

University of South Dakota 2020 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For academic year 2019-2020, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of South Dakota is $7,043 for South Dakota residents and $12,637 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 3.17% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & fees at University of South Dakota
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2015-2016$5,264$3,293$11,142$3,860
2016-2017$7,516$1,042$14,449$1,042
2017-2018$7,553$1,265$14,521$1,265
2018-2019$5,869$966$11,283$966
2019-2020$6,062$981$11,656$981
For academic year 2019-2020, the living costs are $14,204 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of South Dakota. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.16% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,403. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.98% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Living Costs at University of South Dakota
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2015-2016$7,172$4,145$7,677$5,400
2016-2017$7,535$4,185$8,008$5,441
2017-2018$8,030$4,272$8,213$5,554
2018-2019$8,216$4,379$8,431$5,693
2019-2020$8,409$4,458$8,608$5,795
For academic year 2019-2020, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $337 for South Dakota residents and $648 for other students at University of South Dakota. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.35% compared to previous academic year.
2019-2020 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour University of South Dakota
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
2015-2016$219$464
2016-2017$313$602
2017-2018$315$605
2018-2019$326$627
2019-2020$337$648
The law school tuition at University of South Dakota is $14,892 for South Dakota residents and $34,238 for out-of-state students for academic year 2019-2020. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $31,787 for South Dakota residents and $76,173 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of South Dakota.
2019-2020 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of South Dakota
South Dakota ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Medicine$31,787-$76,173-
Law$11,620$3,272$30,966$3,272

Graduate Programs at USD

University of South Dakota offers 92 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 871 students have completed their study at University of South Dakota.
Offered Degrees at University of South Dakota
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree4710559
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship18166
Doctor's degree - other61200
Post Bachelor's Degree211046
Total9222871

University of South Dakota offers 92 programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-Graduate Certificate The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 871 students have completed their studies.
  • 559 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 200 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 46 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 0 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies0-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences14-
Education [+] (4 completers) 121 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction1-
Educational Leadership and Administration62$59,500
Educational/Instructional Technology4-
Special Education and Teaching9-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Elementary Education and Teaching16-
Secondary Education and Teaching10-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching19-
Speech Teacher Education0-
Engineering [+] 3 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering3-
English Language And Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities [+] (1 completers) 11 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)0-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences6-
Biomedical Sciences4-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 3 completers-
Mathematics3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 0 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Physical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry5-
Physics2-
Psychology [+] 41 completers-
Psychology13-
Counseling Psychology28-
Educational Psychology0-
Human Services [+] (5 completers) 16 completers-
0-
Public Administration16$63,100
Social Work0$41,200
Social Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Political Science and Government5-
Sociology0-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 9 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts1-
Art/Art Studies2-
Music6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (6 completers) 131 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Communication Sciences and Disorders25$51,400
Physician Assistant25-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling12-
Clinical/Medical Social Work44-
Public Health0-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine16-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist9-
Business [+] (2 completers) 120 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management69$65,700
Accounting51$58,000
Management Information Systems0-
Management Science0-
Business Statistics0-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total559
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 29 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction5-
Educational Leadership and Administration24-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services0-
Engineering [+] 1 completers-
Engineering0-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering1-
English Language And Literature [+] 2 completers-
English Language and Literature2-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Biomedical Sciences8-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Mathematics0-
Computational Mathematics1-
Physical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry (other)0-
Physics1-
Materials Chemistry2-
Psychology [+] 12 completers-
Psychology7-
Counseling Psychology5-
Educational Psychology0-
Social Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Political Science and Government5-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Medical Scientist2-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (other)0-
Total66
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 123 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist5-
Medicine58-
Medical Scientist2-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist21-
Physical Therapy/Therapist37-
Total200
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Indian/Native American Education0-
Elementary Education and Teaching0-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Reading Teacher Education1-
Engineering Technology [+] 0 completers-
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician0-
Engineering/Industrial Management0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics [+] 0 completers-
Foreign Languages and Literatures0-
Language Interpretation and Translation0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Museology/Museum Studies3-
Psychology [+] (3 completers) 11 completers-
Psychology4-
Counseling Psychology7-
Human Services [+] 16 completers-
0-
Public Administration16-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (6 completers) 9 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist0-
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management1-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling3-
Community Health and Preventive Medicine0-
Bioethics/Medical Ethics5-
Business [+] 6 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management6-
Management Science0-
Business Statistics0-
Marketing/Marketing Management0-
Total46

Graduate Student Population at USD

For academic year 2019-2020, total 2,476 students enrolled into University of South Dakota graduate schools where it has total 10,066 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,283 full-time and 1,193 part-time students. By gender, 1,064 male and 1,412 female students are attending University of South Dakota graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status for University of South Dakota.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
University of South Dakota
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,4761,0641,412
Full-time1,283572711
Part-tme1,193492701
Next tables summarize the students population by race/ethnicity at University of South Dakota.
There are 2,020 White (81.58%), 51 Black/African American (2.06%), 70 Hispanic (2.83%), 39 Asian (1.58%), and 296 students with other races. 133 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at University of South Dakota
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,4761,0641,412
American Indian/Native American491435
Asian391326
Black/African American512625
Hispanic702248
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander422
White2,0208541,166
Two More632835
Un-Known472522
Non-resident Alien1338053
University of South Dakota offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,003 graduate students (40.51% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 266 graduate students (10.74% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. Next table summarizes the online student population for University of South Dakota.
Distance Learning Student Population at University of South Dakota
Number of Students
Total2,476
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,003
Enrolled Some Online Courses266
Not in Online Courses1,207
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of South Dakota. 823 students are aged 20 to 24 (33.24% of total students), 114 students are aged above 50 (4.60%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of South Dakota.
Graduate Student Population By Age at University of South Dakota
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,4761,0641,412
Age 20-2130624
Age 22-24793284509
Age 25-29651318333
Age 30-34356178178
Age 35-39261127134
Age 40-49271110161
Age 50-641094069
Over 64514

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