1,973
Students
Small town
Small Town
Setting
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Overview

University of South Dakota / Graduate School is located in Vermillion, SD, in a small setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate)
Doctor of Education (Ed D)
Specialist in Education (Ed S)
(Graduate Certificate)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Master of Music (MM)
Master of Natural Science (MNS)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
Master of Professional Accountancy (MP Acc)
Juris Doctor/Master of Professional Accounting (JD/MP Acc)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Juris Doctor (JD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
Doctor of Audiology (Au D)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 570
Doctoral Degrees 219
Other Advanced Degrees 88

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,844
Applied
732
Accepted
515
Enrolled
40%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported July 20th No
Spring deadline Not reported December 10th No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.7
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

1,973
Total Graduate Students
62%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
37%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.38%
Black or African American 2.13%
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.69%
Asian 2.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 2.43%
Unknown 2.58%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

415
Total faculty
Full-time (364)
Part-time (51)
Male (222)
Female (193)

Location & Contact

Address 414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069
United States
Contact Brittany Wagner
Director of Graduate Education
Email: grad@usd.edu
Phone: 605-658-6140
Fax: 605-677-6118