South Dakota Social Work Degree Programs - 2024

AKA: ASW, BSW, MSW, DSW, Clinical MSW

South Dakota Social Work Degree Programs Ranked and Sorted
Social Worker License

by Social Worker License Staff

Updated: November 7th, 2023

Social Worker License has analyzed data from 12 schools who offer degree programs in the field of social work and human services.

Whether you live in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen or elsewhere in South Dakota, you can find the right social work or human services degree program for you. Filter schools in South Dakota by degree level and field type. Rank schools by features that matter to you. Explore all the social work programs offered in South Dakota below.

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Dept. of Education - 2024

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Type of Institution

Program Fields (and degrees offered)

Oglala Lakota CollegeKyle, SD 1st for In-State Tuition $2,684 IN-STATE TUITION $2,684 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

1,353

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

6.1%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$2,684

Out-of-State Tuition:

$2,684

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$2,790

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Sinte Gleska UniversityMission, SD 2nd for In-State Tuition $3,154 IN-STATE TUITION $3,154 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
Not enough data
Bachelor's Degree
Not enough data
Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
Not enough data
Bachelor's Degree
Not enough data
Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

688

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

16.67%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$3,154

Out-of-State Tuition:

$3,154

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$14,352

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Kairos UniversitySioux Falls, SD 3rd for In-State Tuition $3,600 IN-STATE TUITION $3,600 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

36

Accredited By:

Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$3,600

Out-of-State Tuition:

$3,600

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

Not enough data

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

62.07%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Sisseton Wahpeton CollegeSisseton, SD 4th for In-State Tuition $4,510 IN-STATE TUITION $4,510 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

131

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$4,510

Out-of-State Tuition:

$4,510

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$2,266

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Lake Area Technical CollegeWatertown, SD 5th for In-State Tuition $6,718 IN-STATE TUITION $6,718 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
  • Associate's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
Not enough data
Associate's Degree
$22,590

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

1,803

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$6,718

Out-of-State Tuition:

$6,718

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$14,595

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Mitchell Technical CollegeMitchell, SD 6th for In-State Tuition $7,524 IN-STATE TUITION $7,524 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
$31,692

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

986

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$7,524

Out-of-State Tuition:

$7,524

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$13,034

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

South Dakota State UniversityBrookings, SD 7th for In-State Tuition $9,299 IN-STATE TUITION $12,809 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor's Degree
Not enough data
Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

8,651

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

57.8%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$9,299

Out-of-State Tuition:

$12,809

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$18,402

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

87.43%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

540

Average SAT Math Score:

560

University of South DakotaVermillion, SD 8th for In-State Tuition $9,432 IN-STATE TUITION $12,942 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
$62,759

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
$45,434

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma
Not enough data
Bachelor's Degree
$34,694
Master's Degree
$43,296
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

5,328

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

60.1%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$9,432

Out-of-State Tuition:

$12,942

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$19,415

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

87.01%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

575

Average SAT Math Score:

595

University of Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SD 9th for In-State Tuition $19,900 IN-STATE TUITION $19,900 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
Not enough data
Bachelor's Degree
$32,686

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Associate's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Associate's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

1,306

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

62.07%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$19,900

Out-of-State Tuition:

$19,900

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$21,076

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

76.65%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Presentation CollegeAberdeen, SD 10th for In-State Tuition $22,006 IN-STATE TUITION $22,006 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor's Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Social Work.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Social Work.
  • Youth Services/Administration.
  • Forensic Social Work.
  • Social Work, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

547

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

28.1%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$22,006

Out-of-State Tuition:

$22,006

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$28,112

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

93.73%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

490

Average SAT Math Score:

485

Dakota Wesleyan UniversityMitchell, SD 11th for In-State Tuition $30,880 IN-STATE TUITION $30,880 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Human Services, General.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor's Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

A program that focuses on the general study and provision of human and social services to individuals and communities and prepares individuals to work in public and private human services agencies and organizations. Includes instruction in the social sciences, psychology, principles of social service, human services policy, planning and evaluation, social services law and administration, and applications to particular issues, services, localities, and populations.

Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor's Degree
Not enough data

Program description:

Any instructional program in public administration and services not listed above.

Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

654

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

53.7%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$30,880

Out-of-State Tuition:

$30,880

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$21,847

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

75.74%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

475

Average SAT Math Score:

505

Augustana UniversitySioux Falls, SD 12th for In-State Tuition $35,914 IN-STATE TUITION $35,914 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Master's Degree
Not enough data

Program fields may include:

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician.
  • Clinical/Medical Social Work.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
  • Clinical Pastoral Counseling/Patient Counseling.
  • Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Genetic Counseling/Counselor.
  • Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services.
  • Medical Family Therapy/Therapist.
  • Hospice and Palliative Care.
  • Trauma Counseling.
  • Reserved.
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

1,658

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

72.13%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$35,914

Out-of-State Tuition:

$35,914

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$27,055

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

71.82%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

565

Average SAT Math Score:

595