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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health Sciences, School of

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Dean: Haifa AbouSamara, Ph.D., RN, CNL, FAAN
Associate Dean for Academics: Ranelle Nissen, Ph.D., M.S., OTR/L

Lee Medical Building Room 302
Phone: 605-658-6500
Fax: 605-677-6745


The following graduate degrees and certificates are available from the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota:


Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling and Prevention   
Master of Public Health  
Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in Nursing Informatics and e-Health     
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies  
Master of Social Work  
Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice  
Doctor of Nursing Practice with specialization in Organizational and System Leadership  
Doctor of Occupational Therapy  
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences  
Doctor of Physical Therapy   


Addiction Counseling and Prevention 
Board Certified Behavior Analyst   
Child & Adult Advocacy Studies 
Public Health  

The School of Health Sciences’ programs at USD have a solid educational base, strong practical clinical training, and are taught with an interprofessional perspective. They are delivered with the personal attention that is characteristic of the University. In many of our programs, students have opportunities for training in urban and rural settings throughout the United States and world. An education at the University of South Dakota is one of the most affordable in the nation.

The School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota consists of eleven health programs (Addiction Counseling and Prevention, Dental Hygiene, Health Sciences Major, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Ph.D. in Health Sciences, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Public Health, and Social Work) partnering with the Sanford School of Medicine within the Division of Health Affairs.


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