The world of higher education is being reimagined and restructured to meet the diverse needs of students and professionals of all ages and interests. While a traditional four-year bachelor’s degree experience straight out of high school remains a desirable avenue for many, the ability to attain marketable skills and credentials when the time is right has never been easier.

Retain Your Best Employees

If you are an employer, investing in workforce development through education is a great way to empower your current employees with the skills they need to succeed. USF makes it easy to provide your staff with opportunities to earn relevant certificates and degrees while working full-time.

A Custom Experience

With a commitment to flexibility, personal support and a quality academic experience, USF is proud to offer the following educational options through our Center for Certificates, Associate Degrees and Degree Completion. These options are especially appealing for:


Transfer Students

Credits from other accredited universities are accepted and used to help you earn your associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree.



People seeking a two-year associates degree

Associate Degrees are available in two years or less and the credits can be used toward a bachelor’s degree if you decide to continue your education in the future.



Businesses and employees seeking professional development

Boost your current job skills or pursue a new path with an undergrad or master’s certificate, which can be rolled into an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree at USF.



Roll Your Credits Forward

Credits earned at USF can be used to further your education, whether you are pursuing undergraduate opportunities or you are continuing to boost your credentials on the graduate track. Take weeks or years between certificates and degrees. USF is here and ready when you are.




Become certified in a high demand field in about one year or less.

Accounting Professional (16-23 credits)
Accounting Specialist (12 credits)
Business Certificate (12 credits)
Social Media Marketing (18 credits)


Associate Degrees

Earn an associate degree in just two years (less if you bring forward certificate credits).

Business Administration
General Studies
Graphic Design
Interdisciplinary Studies
Media Studies
Radiologic Technology
Social Media Marketing
Social Science
Workforce and Career Studies


Bachelor's Degrees

Over forty different bachelor’s degrees are available from USF. The following can be seamlessly earned
by rolling credits from an associate degree:

Business Administration
Criminal Justice
Health Administration*
General Studies*
Media Studies
Paramedic Technology Professional (requires off-campus training)
Radiologic Technology (requires off-campus training)

Social Science
Social Work

*Available in an accelerated online or evening in-person format




Graduate Certificates

Enroll in USF’s MBA program to earn one of four MBA certificates, which can stand alone or roll
seamlessly into your MBA degree. Professional certificates can be earned in as little as fourteen weeks.

*Innovation and Marketing (12 credits)
*Healthcare Management (12 credits)
*Management (12 credits)
*Organizational Leadership (12 credits)


Graduate Degrees

Roll credits from an MBA certificate or enroll in our MBA program after earning a bachelor’s degree (whether that was weeks or years ago). USF offers a total of nine MBA and Master of Education programs.


Doctorate Degree

Turn your MBA or Master’s degree in any field from USF or another institution into a Doctorate in Leadership. Program requirements apply.


Invested In Our Students.

No matter how you decide to achieve your goals, you will have faculty and staff invested in your education, guiding you along the way. Students choose USF because of the high level of personal support, combined with the Christian liberal arts experience that extends to every program we offer. As a student enrolled at the University of Sioux Falls, you will be assigned to a faculty member you can count on for advice, information and mentorship. We know you have choices when it comes to your education and we are committed to being the best.