12 months
654 USD/credit 20928 USD/year
654 USD/credit 20928 USD/year
340 USD/credit 10880 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Adult and Higher Education graduate program at University of South Dakota have been developed for those in the fields of adult education, and higher education teaching and administration. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


These degrees help develop professionals who can add substantially to the field with original and ongoing work as well as perform effectively as practitioners on the job. The Adult and Higher Education graduate program at University of South Dakota encourages the student/learner to be a participant in the process, to choose directions and to make worthwhile contributions. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Use inquiry to identify problems and bring about solutions to complex problems.  
  • Model equity-oriented inclusive leadership, including challenging injustices within the system. 
  • Acknowledge that every change is systemic change and lead people/institutions through the process. 
  • Respect multiple perspectives and diversity of thought.  
  • Build strong partnerships through communication, presence, and mutually beneficial endeavors. 
  • Inspire a shared mission and vision focused on the well-being and success of every member of the organization. 

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

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

    20928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10880 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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