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Adult and Higher Education

University of South Dakota

12 months
647 USD/credit
647 USD/credit
336 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The goal of the Adult and Higher Education graduate program at University of South Dakota described here is to develop professionals who can add substantially to the field with original and ongoing work as well as to perform effectively as practitioners on the job.


A Adult and Higher Education graduate program at University of South Dakota reflects the implicit assumptions about the knowledge, skills, and philosophy of the field of study. 

Learning outcomes

Consistent with this, considerable evidence shows that learning is facilitated when the student/learner participates in the process of learning. The Adult and Higher Education program encourages the student/learner to be a participant in the process, to choose directions, make worthwhile contributions, and satisfactorily live with the consequences of one’s choices. This educational climate of encouragement directly affects the program by providing stimulation, and relevance to an individual’s educational experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult Learning Theories
  • Social Justice and Cultural Issues in Adult Education
  • Principles of Postsecondary Education
  • Organization and Administration in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

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  • International

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 647 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    647 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 647 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    336 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 336 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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