12 months
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
654 USD/credit 19620 USD/year
340 USD/credit 10200 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Accountancy program from University of South Dakota provides specialized training in accounting and related fields for those who wish to prepare for a career in public accounting and meet the 150-hour educational requirement to be eligible for the CPA exam in South Dakota.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Student Learning Outcomes

Goal #1: Graduates of the Accountancy program from University of South Dakota will demonstrate knowledge of advanced accounting concepts. (Knowledge) Objectives:  

  • Graduates will demonstrate knowledge in the topical accounting areas covered by the required accounting courses. 
  • Graduates will be able to complete designated course embedded exams. 

Goal #2: Our graduates will demonstrate critical thinking skills through application of accounting concepts in analyzing business issues. (Critical Thinking and Application) Objectives:  

  • Graduates will be able to effectively analyze accounting problems. 
  • Graduates will be able to make appropriate recommendations for decision making. 

 Goal #3: Our graduates will demonstrate professional communication skills. (Professional Communication) Objectives:  

  • Graduates will be able to write professionally. 
  • Graduates will be able to make effective presentations. 

Goal #4: Graduates will identify common ethical dilemmas in the accounting profession. Objective:  

  • Graduates will be able to apply ethical principles in resolving ethics dilemmas. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Standards and Ethics 
  • Cost Accounting
  • Tax Planning and Practice
  • Advanced Accounting Theory 
  • Contemporary Topics in Auditing 
  • Accounting in Governmental and Non-Profit Organizations 
  • Advanced Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee: $35.00 U.S.D. The application fee cannot be waived and is nonrefundable.
  • Official Transcripts: If transcripts are not originally provided by the institution in the English language, the indigenous language transcript should be submitted along with an English translation. The full English translation must include a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate and that they are qualified to translate the language to English.
  • Official Admission Test Scores: If test scores are required by a graduate program, students may upload a copy of their score report to their GradCAS application. Full admission will require that an official score report is sent to USD directly from the testing body.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Letters must be submitted directly by the recommenders through GradCAS.
  • Statement of Purpose: Refer to program admission requirements for details.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Vermillion

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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