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50% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 5 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Average Financial Aid: $5,208

Accreditation: University of South Dakota is acredited by 18 agencies

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Salary Score for Online Degrees at University of South Dakota

Bachelor's Degrees

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions $25,756 $34,694 64
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General $23,477 $36,775 58
Criminal Justice and Corrections $23,750 $35,109 53
Business Administration, Management and Operations $21,450 $37,003 29
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $25,546 $57,262 21

Master's Degrees

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions $119,446 $110,722 76
Business Administration, Management and Operations $20,700 $78,587 65
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions Not Reported $43,296 53
Social Work Not Reported $45,434 52
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods $20,500 $46,027 44
Educational Administration and Supervision $18,425 $52,161 39
Accounting and Related Services Not Reported $56,040 25

Doctoral Degrees

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions Not Reported $65,801 18

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Gordon Tsubira

Reviewed: 12/19/2019

Degree: Occupational Therapy

As a working professional with a young family. I have enjoyed the structure of the Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate program and the support from distinguished faculty. The low cost of credits for this accredited program is a bonus. And the small cohort of highly motivated and experienced clinicians has been invaluable.

Jay S

Reviewed: 9/25/2019

Degree: Substance Abuse Counseling

I was an online student in the Addiction Theory department. I withdrew after 1 month. I did so because it became evident quickly that USD didn't have the best interest of its students in mind. Let me explain. First, their graduate outline dictates that students aren't actually taught. They are supposed to teach themselves from the text books with occasional feedback from professors. Which works if the professors are responsive and give proper feedback. It fails miserably when they do not. One professor... Read More

Carmen Hendrix

Reviewed: 8/10/2018

Degree: RN to BSN

This program greatly helped to bridge the gap between the associate's degree in nursing and the bachelor's degree in nursing. For students who are pursing a degree in the non-traditional way, like this, the program offered by the University of South Dakota is highly recommended by myself. The program is offered online, making it ideal for non-traditional students who may already be working and for those who have priorities and responsibilities outside of school or for those with children. Personally,... Read More

USD Alum

Reviewed: 7/18/2018

Degree: Human Resources

I've now had to change my plan of study for graduate school twice in seven months. The course rotation provided is wrong and over half of the classes offered for my specialization aren't even really offered. "TBA" is listed behind 1/4 of the offered courses. Advisors recommend completely unrelated courses, just for you to stay full time. My course quality so far has been hit and miss. I have had one great course, and three courses that I learned nothing in. I feel that this graduate program is just... Read More

Linda H

Reviewed: 4/26/2018

Degree: Organizational Leadership

The MSA program needs a serious overhaul. The online classes are not challenging or engaging. Most graduate level classes have an undergraduate feeling by failing to challenge students and are lectured by the same professor. Students are expected to teach themselves by using the antiquated D2L system which does not allow adequate discussions nor is iPad or another device friendly. Severely limited class choices which will keep you from graduating on time. The MSA degree program has severe overlaps... Read More