Graduate Programs Overview

University of South Dakota is a four-years, public school located in Vermillion, South Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $7,118 for South Dakota residents and $12,768 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
Typefour-years, public
Address414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD
Graduate School Students2,356 students
878 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$7,118
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 106 Graduate Programs
52 Master's, 24 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 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 $7,118 and $12,768 for non-South Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $340 for South Dakota residents and $655 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$340$655
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$8,600 (On-Campus) / $9,013 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,625 (On-Campus) / $6,012 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,543$27,193
Off-Campus Total$23,343$28,993
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of South Dakota offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 106 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
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.
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Legal Studies
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
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 9,459 students enrolled in University of South Dakota including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,356 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 936 male and 1,420 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,324 full-time and 1,032 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 878 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 499 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students936
Women Students1,420
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,324
Part-time Students1,032
By race/ethnicity 1,927 White, 44 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
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races65
45 students are younger than 22 and 372 students are older than 65. The school has 1,408 students aged between 22 and 30 and 531 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under45
40 & Over372
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, 878 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 499 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,356
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses878
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses499
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses979
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses878
South Dakota Resident453
Other State In U.S.414
Outside of U.S.11

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