Continuing & Professional Studies at USF

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University of Sioux Falls Continuing & Professional Studies programs will exceed your expectations. You will get more personal attention from our top-notch professors who have both academic and real-world experience. You will make more professional connections and develop the confidence to achieve your goals. Invest in your education at USF, and we’ll give you the tools to succeed. Finish a bachelor’s degree or earn an advanced degree and make more out of your life.

For a complete list of Continuing & Professional Studies programs offered at USF, view the chart below.

USF Doctorate in Leadership

This new advanced degree helps shape transformational leaders to engage and lead positive change within their respective fields. The Doctorate in Leadership will provide an interdisciplinary perspective of ethical leadership, informed by and aligned with USF's Christian liberal arts tradition.

USF Master of Business Administration

USF’s Master of Business Administration graduate programs give you the strategic and critical-thinking skills needed to boost your career. The Vucurevich School of Business has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

USF Master of Education

If you are a lifelong learner, this graduate program through the Fredrikson School of Education offers convenient, affordable degrees for on-the-job educators looking to pursue an advanced degree, non-educators seeking initial certification, and people pursuing careers in adult and higher education.

USF Education Specialist

The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the Fredrikson School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and the Ed.S. degree programs are approved by the South Dakota Department of Education. This USF program gives working professionals a unique growth experience via two tracks: superintendent or principal. The graduate program includes summer coursework in condensed time frames with an online component. Opportunities for licensure/certification are included.

Alternative Certification—Special Education Endorsement

Earn your special education endorsement at the University of Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Department of Education has authorized an alternative certification route for current teachers to earn a special education endorsement.

USF Online Degree Programs

USF offers fully online options for students wanting to complete their degree with the flexibility of virtual learning.

USF Nursing Degree Programs

USF offers an accelerated bachelor’s degree in nursing for adult students looking to make a career change. Is that the best degree for you? Are you looking to make a change? You can graduate in four semesters and become an RN.

USF Professional Development Programs

Many adult students and lifelong learners look to USF for our experience in adult education by offering professional development and continuing education college courses for a variety of professions, including:

  • Professional development and adult education for K-12 educators
  • Professional development and adult education for business professionals
  • Online courses through our Center for Professional Development
  • Professional development seminars
  • Professional certificate programs

University of Sioux Falls Continuing and Professional Studies Programs

Doctorate in Leadership

  • All 60 credits of the degree are newly designed for this program and built into modules addressing the topics of responsible leadership, institutional leadership and visionary leadership.

Master of Business Administration

Master of Education

Education Specialist

Alternative Certification—Special Education Endorsement

  • The certification requires 15 credits, with all courses delivered online, all of which USF provides.

Online Degree Programs

Adult Education Nursing Degree Programs

Professional Development Programs

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