Dakota State University

Dakota State University is a modern, technology-intensive public University with a campus in Washington Avenue in Madison, South Dakota, USA. The University offers a wide range of bachelor's degree programs in disciplines such as Computer Science, Accounting, Management and Physical Science.

  • Average Tuition USD 11,463
  • Acceptance Rate 84%
  • Students 2,024
  • International Students 1.33%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 15,685
  • Intakes August, mid-January
  • Application Deadline July 1,November 1
  • Transfer yes
  • Campus Setting Suburban

School Description

Dakota State University (DSU) offers over 45 bachelor's degree programs in subjects such as Physical Education, Digital Arts & Design, Cyber Operations and Business Technology. DSU offers an information technology rich learning environment and small classroom sizes. The campus offers student accommodation through residence halls consisting of dorm rooms. First year students are guided by staff and older students during their stay on campus. The campus is also home to a library, museum, gallery, and student clubs such as for gaming.

  • 01DSU is ranked 118th among the top regional Universities in the American Midwest for 2018, by US News & Media Report.
  • 02DSU has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17.4:1, ensuring greater access to teachers and more interaction opportunities in the classroom.
  • 03DSU provides a technology-driven learning experience through high-end computer labs, laptops for students and 3D printers.

Bachelor Programs

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Accounting

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Biology

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Biology Education

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Science Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of teaching science-related subject matter at various educational levels.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Business Education

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching fundamentals of business to high school students. 

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Business Technology

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of accounting; engineering economy; financial management; industrial and human resource management; industrial psychology; management information systems; mathematical modeling and optimization; quality control; operations research; safety and health issues; and environmental program management.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Computer Education

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computers, software, hardware, and other functions; and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Computer Game Design

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Computer Information Systems

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Information Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; the application of computers in a business environment; the analysis and design of business information systems; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Computer Science

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Cyber Leadership and Intelligence

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Leadership and Intelligence. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Cyber Operations

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media; cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activities; computer boot processes and drives; jumper setting; file access and reconstruction; hacking; network systems; cryptography; programming; web-based investigation methods; cyberterrorism and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Digital Arts and Design: Computer Graphics

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Digital Arts and Design: Digital Sound Design

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on music production using the latest technologies and processes; the sound design and development of digital communications; and digital media.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Digital Arts and Design: Film and Cinematic Arts

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Digital Arts and Design: Production Animation

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Elementary Education

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of teaching including other educational services for grade school-aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    English Education

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of English as a discipline and its major objectives (reading, writing, and literature), and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    English for New Media

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of English Composition. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of writing in effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Exercise Science

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Finance

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    General Studies

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Health Information Administration

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, management, health care systems, and hospital networks.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Management

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Marketing

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Mathematics Education

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics Education. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations that will be taught to various levels of education. 

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Mathematics for Information Systems

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Applied Mathematical Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to solve functional problems in fields like engineering and the applied sciences. The program offers courses that focus on dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, statistical methods, asymptotic methods, and optimization theory.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Network and Security Administration

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Physical Education

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offering courses that focus on the study of kinesiology; exercise psychology; and motor skills development.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Physical Science

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This interdisciplinary program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physical Science. The program offers courses with a combination of math, medicine, environmental science, chemistry and geology.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Professional Accountancy

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Respiratory Care

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Respiratory Therapy. The program offers courses that focus on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with respiratory disorders.

  • 820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Special Education

    USD 11,463 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Special Education. The program offers courses that focus on training in working with students with disabilities, visual or hearing impairments, along with courses on early intervention.

See more programs

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking N/A

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.60
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 870
  • Minimum ACT 18

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The University offers a number of scholarships, including the Presidential Champion Scholarship of up to $2,150 for meritorious students.

    School Locations

    Other Information

    Established in 1881

    Other

    DSU was originally established in 1881 as a school for teacher education in the Dakota Territory.

    Videos

    Explore Careers of Alumni

    Where they work

      What do they do

        The Location

        820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

        Popular venues

          Social Media Feed

          Student Reviews

          There are no reviews for Dakota State University yet,
          be the first one to review.

          • L
            2016-2019, Master's degree

            Really Great Security Program

            What sold me on the Cyber Operations program at DSU was how it is good enough for students to be hired on with government organizations such as the NSA and other high level private organizations like Google.

          • M
            2012-2015, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

            Information Security

            It is a very good school for information security. I like the teachers and Class size.

          • F
            1963-1967, Bachelor of Science (BS)

            A personal goal

            I like the size of the school and the staff that has taken the needs of the student as a personal goal. The school has turned out some of the finest teachers in the midwest and this personal goal between student and teacher has continued.