South Dakota Psychology Programs
(found 9 schools)

Listed below are all of the accredited schools in South Dakota that offer Psychology degree programs.

Overview

If you've ever wanted to earn a degree in a field that allows you to help people and explore different career paths, psychology may be the field of study for you. With psychology, you may get the education and skills you need to work in industries like business, counseling, mental health, and human resources. South Dakota may be the place to go if you want to work in the field of Mental Health. KSFY reports that mental health cases are on the rise in this state, leading to a strain on the state’s mental health system. By getting a degree in psychology, you may be able to do your part in alleviating this strain.

The South Dakota Psychological Association may be an excellent resource for psychology students and professionals in this state. By joining, you may be able to build a network of psychology contacts and learn about the psychological community of South Dakota.

If you’re ready to learn more about psychology classes and careers, start by contacting the schools that offer psychology programs in South Dakota.

Psychology Education in South Dakota

The courses you take and the amount of time you spend in school depend on which degree you choose to earn. An associate’s degree may be the shortest option; this degree typically requires two years of full-time study and may lead you into a bachelor’s degree down the road. A bachelor’s degree in Psychology in South Dakota typically requires four years of study. After you've earned a bachelor’s degree, you may earn a master’s degree in about two years or a doctoral degree in about five to seven years.

Regardless of which psychology careers interest you and what specialty interests you, you may have to take the same core courses as other psychology students. Core courses often include Principles of Learning and Memory, Introduction to Research Methods, Research Methods in Experimental Psychology, and Statistics in Psychological Research. These courses may prepare you to take more specialized classes like Psychology of Human Performance, Cognitive Psychology, Applied Psychology, and Sensation & Perception.

Scholarships and grants may go a long way in making your education more affordable. The Sioux Falls Community Foundation funds awards in many different fields of study, including psychology. The South Dakota Department of Education is a good resource for state-funded financial aid. Many awards are funded by the South Dakota Board of Regents.

Outlook for Psychology in South Dakota

Different psychology degree types lead to different career paths. Some careers are a good fit for those with undergraduate degrees. Social service assistants, who earn an average of $23,870 per year in South Dakota, often work for government agencies or non-profit businesses. You may also find openings in human services agencies or clinical settings.

If you complete a doctoral degree or a master’s degree, you may be ready to teach at the university level. Psychology professors in South Dakota earn an average salary of $65,140 per year (BLS, 2013). Specialists in the field of clinical psychology earn an average of $65,580 per year (BLS, 2013).

A career in psychology may help you make a difference in South Dakota. Learn more now by contacting the schools with psychology programs in South Dakota you find below.

South Dakota Psychology Schools

Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Master of Arts in Psychology
Black Hills State University (Spearfish, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Dakota Wesleyan University (Mitchell, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Behavioral Science
Major in Psychology
Kilian Community College (Sioux Falls, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Chemical Dependency Counseling
Associate of Arts in Psychology
Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling
Mount Marty College (Yankton, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Art in Psychology
Northern State University (Aberdeen, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Major in Psychology
Master of Science in Education Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science in Education Counseling - School Counseling
South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Graduate School Preparation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Psychological Services
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Teaching
Master of Science - Counseling in a Rehabilitation and Mental Health Setting
Master of Science - Counseling in a School Setting
Master of Science - Counseling in a Student Affairs Setting
Master of Science - Counseling in an Agency Setting
University of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
BA in Psychology - Counseling
BA in Psychology - Experimental
University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
School Accreditation:
North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Disaster Response
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Disaster Response
Certificate in Disaster Mental Health
Certificate in Disaster Mental Health (online)
Education Specialist in Counselor Education
Education Specialist in Educational Psychology
Education Specialist in School Psychology
Juris Docto & Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - Clinical/Disaster Psychology
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology - Human Factors Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Arts in Counseling - School Counseling
Master of Arts in Counseling - Substance Abuse Counseling
Master of Arts in Educational Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Clinical/Disaster Psychology
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Human Factors Psychology
PhD in Counselor Education
PhD in Educational Psychology
PhD in School Psychology