Sep 28, 2020  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Continuing and Distance Education


Laurie Becvar, Dean
Division of Continuing and Distance Education
414 East Clark Street
McKusick 211
Vermillion, SD  57069
1-800-233-7937, 605-677-6240 (Vermillion)
712-274-1277 (Sioux City)
605-367-5640 (Sioux Falls)
605-773-2160 (Pierre)
605-394-6720 (Rapid City)
Email: ceinfo@usd.edu
http://www.usd.edu/cde

The mission of The Division of Continuing and Distance Education (CDE) is to bring the academic resources of the University to the citizens of South Dakota, the region, and beyond. Among other things, the Division of Continuing and Distance Education provides students the opportunity to obtain a degree, advance their credentials, or simply learn more about a topic of interest. The University of South Dakota, through CDE, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org/) to extend face-to-face and videoconference courses and programs to Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre, and to other select sites throughout South Dakota and to Sioux City, Iowa. Moreover, CDE extends courses and programs online and via correspondence study giving students the opportunity to learn anytime and anywhere. The Division of Continuing and Distance Education at The University of South Dakota coordinates Summer School on campus, off-campus, and through distance learning and arranges unique faculty-led travel study tours. Finally, CDE facilitates testing services, community education programs, and contract education for business, industry, and non-profit organizations.


OFF-CAMPUS AND ONLINE DEGREES

DISTANCE PROGRAMS OFFERED ANYTIME and ANYWHERE—No face-to-face experience required. Serving all citizens of South Dakota and beyond.

Transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy (t-DPT)-Online
Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) - Online
Education Specialist in Educational Administration/ Elementary School Principal - Online
Education Specialist in Educational Administration/ Secondary School Principal - Online
Education Specialist in Educational Administration/ School District Superintendent - Online
Education Specialist in Educational Administration/ Pre-K-12 Principal Specialization- Online
Master of Arts in Addiction Studies-Online
Master of Arts in Educational Administration/ Adult and Higher Education - Online
Master of Arts in Educational Administration/ Elementary School Principal - Online
Master of Arts in Educational Administration/ Secondary School Principal - Online
Master of Arts in Educational Administration/ School District Superintendent – Online
Master of Arts in Educational Administration/Pre-K-12 Principal – Online
Master of Business Administration-General and Health Services Administration option - Online
Master of Science in Technology for Education and Training—Online
Master of Science in Administration/ Health Services Administration – Online
Master of Science in Administration/ Alcohol & Drug Studies– Online
Master of Science in Administration/ Organizational Leadership– Online
Master of Science in Administration/ Long-Term Care Administration – Online
Master of Science in Administration/ Interdisciplinary Studies – Online
Graduate Certificate in Long-Term Care Administration – Online
Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Studies – Online
Graduate Certificate in Literacy Leadership and Coaching - Online
Graduate Certificate in Disaster Mental Health – Online
Bachelor of Science in Alcohol & Drug Studies – Online
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences – Online
Bachelor of General Studies – Online
Associate of Science in Nursing – Online/Face-to-Face
Associate of Arts in General Studies—Online and Correspondence
Undergraduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies – Online

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA, AT UNIVERSITY CENTER

Doctorate in Education—Adult and Higher Education and PK-12 tracks
Masters in Professional Accountancy
Master of Arts in Counseling Education with Clinical Mental Health Specialization
Master of Science in Administration with Human Resources, Long-Term Care Management, Health Services Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies Alcohol & Drug Studies, and Organizational Leadership
Bachelors in Business Administration—Economics, Marketing, Management, Accounting, and Finance Specializations
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Bachelor of General Studies
Associate of Arts in General Studies
Associate of Science in Nursing

OFF-CAMPUS DEREES OFFERED IN RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA, AT THE HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER-WEST RIVER

Doctorate in Education—Adult and Higher Education and PK-12 tracks
Master of Science in Administration—Human Resources, Health Services Administration, Long-Term Care Management, Criminal Justice, Interdisciplinary, Alcohol & Drug Studies, and Organizational Leadership Specializations
Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice-General Specializations
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Bachelor of General Studies
Associate of Science in Nursing

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN SIOUX CITY, IOWA

Served through online delivery

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA

Master of Science in Administration – Human Resources Specialization
Bachelor of General Studies
Associate of Science in Nursing

OFF-CAMPUS DEGREES OFFERED IN WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA

Associate of Science in Nursing


SUMMER SCHOOL

The Division of Continuing and Distance Education coordinates Summer School for on campus, off-campus, and through distance learning at The University of South Dakota. Summer school courses are offered in a variety of academic disciplines. These courses may be offered face-to-face at The University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion, SD and at higher education centers in Sioux City, Iowa, and in Watertown, Pierre, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Students may also enroll in summer school courses online or through correspondence, and videoconference delivery.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

The Division of Continuing and Distance Education provides unique, non-credit community education courses for the citizens of Vermillion, South Dakota and the surrounding areas. Through a partnership with the Vermillion School District, community education courses on a wide variety of interesting topics are offered at various locations in Vermillion, South Dakota. The community education courses vary each semester. Past community education courses include computer skills, ballroom dancing, gardening, weaving, and many other exciting courses.


INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS

Each year, the Division of Continuing and Distance Education offers international study tours in a variety of destinations around the world. These historical and cultural study tours provide students with the opportunity to take part in customized, credit bearing courses designed to provide a great learning experience. The study tours are led by enthusiastic faculty of The University of South Dakota who ensure a rich learning experience.

Note: In addition to tuition, study tour courses may require fees for transportation, meals and lodging. For more information, please contact the Division of Continuing and Distance Education.
 


CUSTOMIZED AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

The Division of Continuing and Distance Education offers a variety of courses which can be delivered as is or customized to meet an organization’s needs. CDE works in partnership with business leaders to jointly develop and deliver customized educational learning opportunities to meet the needs of the organization’s strategic goals.


TESTING SERVICES

The Division of Continuing and Distance Education offers various graduate placement examinations, credit by examination, and assessment tests: GRE (Graduate Record Examination) subject tests, LSAT (Law School Admission Test), and MPRE (Multi-state Professional Responsibility Examination) for graduate placement. CDE also offers the national ACT Assessment and the residual ACT tests, as well as the College Level Examination (CLEP) Program.