Graphic Design

University of South Dakota

Master On Campus
12 months
647 USD/credit
647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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You'll learn a rich array of graphic design tools and work with faculty to broaden your understanding of the Graphic Design field at University of South Dakota. 


Learning outcomes

Courses and field-based Graphic Design at University of South Dakota internships help students develop innovative and mature portfolios. Renowned graphic design faculty represent the diversity of contemporary design practice, research and pedagogy.You will utilize design thinking to work in both self-initiated and client-associated environments. Graduates are successful in the competitive job market.Our graphic design facilities include:

  • Networked computer software templateGraphic Design facilities
  • 27" iMac studio space with full access to Adobe CC
  • Fully equipped letterpress and type shop
  • Fully equipped printing shop Epson 9800 printer, 44" wide Professional Printer Epson 4900 printers, 17" wide Professional Printer HP 750 LaserJet printer, Laser cutter & Epson scanners
  • Graduate studios with office and work stations
  • Design exhibition space in Sioux Falls

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Typography
  • Design Methods
  • Digital Studio
  • Print Studio
  • Sustainable Package Design
  • Graphic Design Concept & Theories
  • Graphic Design Master's Portfolio
  • Graphic Design Master's Thesis
  • Independent Study

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All graduate applications are submitted through a Centralized Application Service (CAS). Applicants need to submit all required application materials and pay the $35 application fee. The application fee cannot be waived or deferred and is non-refundable.
  • Some programs require letters of recommendation. Please see specific graduate program requirements for details. The letters of recommendation are requested in CAS and should be submitted by the reference through the CAS Evaluator Portal.
  • One official transcript (in English or with translation) verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree or equivalent degree from an institution with regional accreditation and previous graduate credit and degrees must accompany an application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 647 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 336 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Graphic Design
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