The University of South Dakota (USD) provides an extensive selection of high-quality, nationally recognized and affordable undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. As the oldest university in the state, USD serves as the flagship and the only public liberal arts university in the state. USD’s graduate programs are offered on-campus, off-campus, and online. Pursue your graduate degree the way that works best for you. With over 70 graduate programs, USD has a program for you. USD offers quality academic programs and the flexibility, convenience and affordability you desire. 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.