30 months
654 USD/credit 16219 USD/year
654 USD/credit 16219 USD/year
340 USD/credit 8432 USD/year
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The Educational Administration - School District Superintendent program from University of South Dakota has been developed to meet specific needs and backgrounds of students. 

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The emphasis of the Educational Administration - School District Superintendent program from University of South Dakota is to provide a general background in educational administration and leadership as well as specific preparation that may be unique to the field of the school district superintendent.

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:

  • School District Leadership 
  • School Business Leadership 
  • Human Resources and Community Leadership
  • School Facility Leadership 
  • Action Research in Ed Leadership 
  • Public School Finance
  • Superintendent Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


62 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

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  • International

    16219 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    16219 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • In-State

    8432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 USD per credit during 30 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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