Graduate Programs Overview

University of South Dakota is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Vermillion, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $7,043 for South Dakota residents and $12,637 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred six graduate programs: 52 Master's, 30 Doctorate, 24 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 567 students have been conferred Master's degree and 257 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of South Dakota
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD
Graduate School Students2,445 students
983 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$7,043
Out-of-State$12,637
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 106 Graduate Programs
52 Master's, 24 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University of South Dakota with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For South Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $7,043 and $12,637 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $337 for South Dakota residents and $648 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$6,062$11,656
Fees$981$981
Cost per Credit$337$648
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$8,410 (On-Campus) / $8,609 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,560 (On-Campus) / $5,928 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,213$26,807
Off-Campus Total$22,780$28,374
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$8,558$8,818$6,835$7,043$7,043
Out-of-State$15,491$15,786$12,249$12,637$12,637

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of South Dakota offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 290 major areas - 51 Master's (2 online programs), 24 Doctorate (1 online programs), 23 Post-Bachelor'(2 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total56725742-
Men23711923-
Women33013819-
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Education
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
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Graduate Student Population

Total 9,920 students enrolled in University of South Dakota including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,445 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,013 male and 1,432 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,285 full-time and 1,160 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 983 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 284 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total2,445
Men Students1,013
Women Students1,432
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total2,445
Full-time Students1,285
Part-time Students1,160
By race/ethnicity 2,006 White, 42 Black, and 46 Asian students are attending at University of South Dakota. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total2,445
American Indian /
Native American
45
Asian46
Black42
Hispanic54
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White2,006
Two or more races59
Un-Known60
41 students are younger than 22 and 417 students are older than 65. The school has 1,412 students aged between 22 and 30 and 575 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total2,445
21 & Under41
22-24771
25-29641
30-34316
35-39259
40 & Over417
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of South Dakota, 983 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 284 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,445
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses983
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses284
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,178
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses983
South Dakota Resident467
Other State In U.S.489
Outside of U.S.27



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