USD Online can help you reach the next level of your career with affordable, flexible online degree programs created to fit your life. We maintain nationally competitive tuition rates, providing you the knowledge and skills you need to grow your career while keeping your student loan debt as low as possible.
Veterans, family members and active service members can benefit from USD’s military-friendly discounted tuition program. Flexible start times, transfer policies and 100% online degree programs make it easy to earn your degree when you’re ready.
Our flexible online degrees allow you to complete weekly coursework when it’s convenient for you. Instead of committing hours or days to on-campus classes, you can log in to your class after putting the kids to bed or from your hotel room on a business trip. This allows you to work school into your existing schedule. Faculty office hours, chat rooms and other forms of communication help you stay connected.
Our accredited online programs offer the high-quality instruction you should expect. All of our classes are taught by professors and faculty who come from our on-campus programs. You’ll be learning from experts in their field with a vested interest in you becoming a proud graduate of the University of South Dakota and having a successful career.
Content in our online courses is taken directly from on-campus programs and adapted for the online format. Our online master’s degrees are designed to provide you practical skills and knowledge that you can apply immediately in your current role. Many of our programs feature specializations, elective coursework and practicums enabling you to customize your education and maximize the impact you have in your company or organization.
Online Master’s Degree Programs
Master of Business Administration
The flexibility of the MBA program is well-suited to working adults who would like to finish their degree while furthering their current career or pursuing a new one. Earn your AACSB International Accredited MBA with 5 specializations to choose from including business administration, business analytics, health services administration, marketing and operations & supply chain management.
Master of Professional Accountancy
Specialized training in accounting and related financial fields for those students preparing for an exciting career in auditing, consulting or tax accounting. Students who complete the program may meet the 150-hour education requirement for the CPA Exam. Requirements for the CPA Exam vary by state.
Master of Science Administration
Designed to help students gain practical skills needed to take on an administrative role in any public service organization. This online program is ideal for mid-career professionals who work in government agencies, nonprofit and social service organizations, as well as in the private sector.
Executive Master of Public Administration
Designed specifically for working professionals committed to leading in nonprofit and public organizations. With a 100% online curriculum, our program will enhance your leadership skills, prepare you to participate in the public policy process and communicate with a diverse audience.
Master of Arts in Addiction Studies
The Master of Arts in Addiction Studies from USD is 1 of 8 master’s level accredited programs in the nation. It’s online format is ideal for professionals already working in the field of addiction counseling or looking to advance their careers. Toward this goal, the program comes in two varieties: a standard track, and an advanced track. The advanced track is for certified or licensed addiction counselors and/or individuals who have successfully completed an addiction studies bachelor’s degree. Graduates will be eligible for the highest level of addiction/prevention credentialing in South Dakota.
Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health degree is the most recognized professional credential for practice and leadership in public health. This program addresses five areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, health services administration, social & behavioral science, and environmental health.
Master of Arts in Educational Administration
Prepares you for a leadership position in K-12 schools and university settings. This online graduate program is a combination of online courses and field experiences that draw upon available theory, research and real-world experiences.
Master of Arts in Kinesiology and Sport Management
A 30 credit hour degree program designed to provide expertise in the business of sport. There is a growing demand for a master’s degree in sport management for coaches, athletic directors, licensed teachers and sport administrators within the state of South Dakota and across the nation.
Master of Social Work
Everyday, social workers are working hands-on to face a variety of challenges in our communities. The online MSW from USD seeks to empower our students to take on a larger role overcoming these challenges and improving the lives of our citizens. Graduates are able to deliver clinical & therapeutic services, administrative & staff supervision, community development, organizational planning, and social policy analysis & advocating. Students who hold a baccalaureate degree in social work (e.g. BSW/BSSW) from a CSWE-accredited program may be eligible for an advanced standing designation.
Master of Music
The Master of Music with a specialization in Music Education is designed specifically for music teachers working in K-12 education. You can focus your coursework on Instrumental Music Education or Vocal/Choral Music Education depending on your career path. The curriculum focuses on expanding your knowledge of music and music theory while growing your skills as an educator.