48 months
12942 USD/year
12942 USD/year
9432 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The German program at the University of South Dakota provides a broad academic curriculum in the language, history, culture and literature of German-speaking Europe.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The program in German in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics offers instruction and advising in German language, literature, and culture at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels to the benefit of students with a variety of curricular and career goals. 

In cooperation with other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, with the School of Education of the University of South Dakota , with language departments at other regental institutions, as well as with our partner universities abroad, we are committed to training professionals with a firm command of the German language and with a broad, interdisciplinary background in German culture (including history, literature, and contemporary civilization). 

Through advising, mentoring, and in cooperation with our international exchange partners, we are dedicated to developing an intercultural awareness in our student population.

After Graduation

The German program at the University of South Dakota offers graduates a wide variety of educational and employment possibilities. It prepares you for a future in:

Potential Careers

  • International Business
  • Academia
  • Medical Studies
  • Foreign Service
  • Fine Arts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • German
  • Practical German Lang Skills 
  • Reading/Writing: Communication 
  • German for Commerce
  • German Culture and Language in Translation 
  • Internship 
  • German Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official high school (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following.
  • ACT or SAT: ACT English 18+ OR SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500+
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher)
  • High School Diploma from an U.S. high school: International students who graduated from an U.S. high school may be eligible to have the English proficiency requirement waived if they have a 2.6 or higher GPA (grade point average) and an official ACT or an SAT test score.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12942 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12942 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    12942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12942 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9432 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Vermillion

1024 - 1781 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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