To fulfill its primary mission of serving the people of South Dakota and the region, the College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of academic disciplines, provides an intellectual foundation for the entire University, delivers high-quality instruction through traditional and innovative means, advances knowledge through original research and scholarship, disseminates that knowledge through publication and classroom instruction, and serves the academic disciplines.
The University of South Dakota's (USD) graduate programs are offered on-campus, off-campus, and online. Pursue your graduate degree the way that works best for you. With more than 70 graduate programs, USD has a program for you. USD offers quality academic programs and the flexibility, convenience and affordability you desire. USD has prioritized programs and services to help military and veteran students integrate into student life as smoothly as possible. Whether you're studying on campus or via an online or distance program, military and veteran students have access to academic and social support like:
• Military & Veteran transition course
• Student veterans clubs and organizations
• VA reintegration support
• Peer monitoring programs
The Graduate School offers: eight colleges and schools; a welcoming, vibrant campus and a friendly, varied student community; faculty who actively pursue research projects, providing research opportunities to graduate students; affordability through scholarships, graduate assistantships, and annual student research and creativity grants; and exceptional quality and high standards of accreditation.