Michael Card, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Continuing & Distance Education, and Dean of the Graduate School
University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
McKusick Center, Room 211
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 800-233-7937 or 605-658-6140
The mission of the Division of Continuing & Distance Education (CDE) is to extend the academic resources of the University to the citizens of South Dakota, the region, and beyond. The Division of Continuing and Distance Education provides students the opportunity to obtain a degree, advance credentials, or simply learn more about a topic of interest through credit and noncredit instruction. The University of South Dakota, is approved by the Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org/) to offer face-to-face to Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre, Watertown, and to Yankton, South Dakota. Moreover, the University offers 39 robust online programs facilitated by the Division of Continuing and Distance Education. Face-to-face courses are extended throughout South Dakota, the United States and at select international locations. Furthermore, the Division of Continuing and Distance Education at the University of South Dakota also oversees Correspondence Study, Customized and Contract Education, Community Education, Testing, Dual-Credit, and the Summer University program at the Indian University of North America.
The United States Department of Education requires all institutions of higher education to seek authorization in every state and territory in which they provide educational opportunities, physically or virtually. The University of South Dakota is committed to complying with other states’ authorization requirements so we can continue to provide access to educational opportunities. For more information, visit: www.usd.edu/usd-online/student-resources/state-authorization.