12 months
654 USD/credit 23544 USD/year
654 USD/credit 23544 USD/year
340 USD/credit 12240 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Administration program at University of South Dakota is a cross-disciplinary program that provides the primary tools and organizational skills necessary to effectively perform administrative roles in public service-oriented organizations.

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The Administration program at University of South Dakota benefits mid-career professionals working in a variety of settings, including government agencies, nonprofit and social service organizations, health care and education – as well as private sector organizations that provide public services.


  • Addiction Studies
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Long Term Care Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Leadership

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Writing for Administration 
  • Research in Administrative Practice 
  • MSAS Capstone 
  • Budgetary and Fiscal Management 
  • Administrative Law and Government
  • Administrative Thought and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 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

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12240 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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