University of South Dakota Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.87 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 18 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: Town: Distant
  • Student Population: 10,038 (7,500 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 48% part-time, 52% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $8,818 in-state; $15,786 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009

It is a good school with a majority of majors, plus a medical school and a law school.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2013

I obtained my master's degree from USD. The courses were rigorous. We attended one face to face class with the instructor and completed each 3 month course online. This made it easy for me to continue with my day to day job of teaching, as well as attend to the needs of my family. I was very pleased with the course content as well as the professionalism of the instructors. The instructors were very supportive and made sure that success was on the horizon.
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

It has a great feel and awesome on campus environment. Everyone is very social and willing to help out with everything.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2012

I felt like I got a very good education from USD. I had the knowledge to start my career and pass the boards.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018

USD has been a great experience so far. Every professor I've had has been knowledgeable, professional and cooperative. The school facilities are world class. The student population is excellent and mostly well behaved. The local weather is a bit harsh, but if you can weather the cold, this place is great for high quality education and a very minimal cost.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

The pro to The University of South Dakota (USD) is that it is situated in a smaller town where you can get to know the citizens on a personal level. This will be important as I get out into the clinic and provide therapy services to those citizens. The con of this town is that, besides the bars and movie theater, there is little else to do (e.g. shopping at the malls). The pro to the occupational therapy program is the caring environment that the professors create. They are always willing to help you understand concepts in and out of the classroom. The con to the this program is the amount of work required of each student. However, for the student who is up for the academic challenge and small-town life, USD would be perfect.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2019

I am taking online courses so many of those survey questions don't apply to my situation. However, USD has a mastery of technology that helps distance education not feel so distant!
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

If you like a quiet town with few distractions, USD is the place for you. If you like socializing and a lot of things to do, you will be bored at USD.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

I have a great job and a young family at home. I feel as though the pros of this graduate program are that I am able to do the course work after the kids have gone to bed as I have said from the very beginning that I won't sacrifice time with my family for my school work and I have enjoyed the flexibility in the program as I have spent a great deal of late evenings working on my courses. The cons are that I spend a lot of time on the computer typing papers and would very much enjoy and appreciate some hands on experiences.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program is excellent in making quality Physician Assistants. However, I do feel the program is a little expensive considering the area in which we live in.
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