12 months
654 USD/credit 22890 USD/year
654 USD/credit 22890 USD/year
340 USD/credit 11900 USD/year
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The M.A. in Psychology - Clinical Psychology at University of South Dakota is not offered as a terminal degree. It is earned in the process of completing the Ph.D. degree requirements in the Clinical and Human Factors specializations.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


The exception to this is the M.A. earned as part of the joint J.D./M.A. program and the M.A. (Plan B) and Accelerated B.A. or B.S./M.A. - only in the Human Factors specialization.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Content knowledge of core areas of clinical psychology as determined by Clinical Psychology Program guidelines (attached). Student will have demonstrated mastery in 4 core content courses listed in the program guidelines. 
  • Students develop presentation and communications skills appropriate for a professional in the field of clinical psychology.
  • Students will successfully complete two external practica experiences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar: Ethics & Professional Issues
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology 
  • Vertical Clinical Team 
  • Peer Supervision Practicum 
  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation 
  • Clinical Psychology Practicum 
  • Research Methods in Clinical Psychology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 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

    22890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11900 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.


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