South Dakota Master’s in Psychology Programs and Resources

South Dakota colleges that offer both terminal (master’s in psychology only) and non-terminal (master’s in psychology with doctorate) degree programs are arranged according to affordability within the tables below. There are currently two South Dakota colleges offering four postgraduate degree programs in psychology. The University of South Dakota offers an educational specialist degree in school psychology, a doctorate in school psychology, and a PhD in clinical psychology. South Dakota State University offers a master’s in industrial/organizational psychology. The “South Dakota Psychology Resources” table at the bottom of the page indexes helpful sites with local psychology information. Surrounding states that offer psychology graduate programs are Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

South Dakota Masters in Psychology

South Dakota Master’s in Psychology Programs

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South Dakota State University The SDSU Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology develops knowledge of theory, statistics, and research methods, our program serves as an essential foundation for students interested in a range of applied professions, such as research, external consulting, internal consulting, and data/workforce analytics as well as preparing students that wish to pursue a doctoral degree.
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South Dakota Doctorate in Psychology Programs

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University of South Dakota (APA,HFES) The USD PhD in Clinical Psychology program is committed to preparing clinical psychologists who will work effectively as scientist-practitioners within the culturally diverse world. The program is designed to provide a strong theoretical base that can be readily applied to various working environments and to prepare students for careers in business, industry and government. Students can choose to specialize in Human Factors or Clinical Psychology.
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University of South Dakota (NASP) The USD EdS or PhD in School Psychology provides individualized, hands-on training for students who are committed to providing a full range of psychological services for children of all ages. Our small class sizes allow students to develop one-on-one relationships with the program faculty as they learn how to prevent or evaluate learning, emotional and behavioral problems, design and implement academic and behavioral interventions and collaborate with teachers, parents and other professionals.
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South Dakota Psychology Licensing and Resources

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South Dakota Psychologist Examiners Board The mission of the board is to protect the health and safety of the consumer public by licensure of qualified persons, enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of psychology, including the appropriate resolution of complaints.
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South Dakota Psychiatric Association The SDPA was established as an independent branch of the American Psychiatric Association in 1977. The organization's purposes are the overall advancement of psychiatry and psychiatric patients in South Dakota. The goals are to improve the treatment facilities in South Dakota, to advance the scientific understanding of mental illness, and to improve access to treatment for psychiatric illness.
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National Alliance on Mental Illness South Dakota NAMI South Dakota mission is to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness. Affiliates are located throughout the state in Aberdeen, Brookings, Huron, Pierre, Rapid City, Watertown.
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South Dakota Psychological Association The SDPA represents the interests of psychologists, promoting the profession through higher standards in ethics, education, research, and advocacy in South Dakota. Our mission is to apply our knowledge for the health and well-being of South Dakotans.
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South Dakota Association of School Psychologists The goal of SDASP is to advocate for school psychology and ensure best practices for kids in South Dakota.
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