Dakota State University

Dakota State University is a public higher education institution located in Madison, South Dakota that offers a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs in computer and technology related concentrations across four colleges. Dakota State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  • Average Tuition USD 11,062
  • Acceptance Rate 81%
  • Students 3,190
  • International Students 1%
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Dakota State University traces its roots back from the year 1881, when it was first established for the purpose of providing education for students aspiring to become teachers. 135 years later, Dakota State University has evolved to be among Midwest's most technologically-advanced universities.

Today, Dakota State University's Madison campus is home to over 3,000 students, about 14% of which belong to a minority group. It is composed of four colleges through which the university offers over 30 bachelor's and 11 master's degree programs in areas of arts and sciences, business and information systems, computing, and education. Student life at Dakota State University is equipped to provide a full college experience with up to 5 residence halls to accommodate first year students and upperclassmen alike.

  • 01Dakota State University is nationally recognized for its Cyber Operations, Computer Game Design, and Information Systems. http://www.keloland.com/news/article/featured-stories/eye-on-keloland-cyber-insecurity-job-security
  • 02Dakota State University is located in the safe community of Madison, SD. Once on our campus, you will truly feel part of the DSU family. http://dsu.edu/news/madison-the-safest-south-dakota-city
  • 03http://dsu.edu/news/dsu-best-in-nation-at-national-cyber-league http://dsu.edu/news/dsu-professor-on-top-15-cyber-security-professors-list

Bachelor Programs

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    Accounting

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Biology Education

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Biology for Information Systems

    USD 11,062 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of the principles of Information Systems. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; cost and accounting information systems; management control systems; personnel information systems; data storage and security; business systems networking; report preparation; computer facilities; equipment operation and maintenance; operator supervision and training; and management information systems policy and planning.

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    Business Education

    USD 11,062 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

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    Business Technology

    USD 11,062 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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

    Computer Education

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Computer Game Design

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Computer Information Systems

    USD 11,062 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 Science

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Cyber Operations

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Digital Arts and Design: Audio Production

    USD 11,062 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 the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

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    Digital Arts and Design: Computer Graphics

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Digital Arts and Design: Film and Cinematic Arts

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Elementary Education

    USD 11,062 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 infant and preschool aged children with special learning needs or disabilities.

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    Elementary Education/Special Education

    USD 11,062 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.

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    English Education

    USD 11,062 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    English for New Media

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Exercise Science

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Finance

    USD 11,062 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.

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    General Studies

    USD 11,062 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with the skills to think analytically, effectively solve problems, and adapt to different work environments. This interdisciplinary program is highly valued by employers because the courses offered in the program focus on the professional development of students in the contemporary workplace.

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    Health Information Administration

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Management

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Marketing

    USD 11,062 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 11,062 Tuition Fee

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

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    Mathematics for Information Systems

    USD 11,062 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.

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    Network and Security Administration

    USD 11,062 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computing Research. The program offers courses that focus on the study of scientific computing and its application; scientific visualization; multi-scale analysis; grid generation; data analysis, applied mathematics and numerical algorithms; high performance parallel computing; and numerical modeling and simulation.

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

    Physical Education

    USD 11,062 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 11,062 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Professional Accountancy

    USD 11,062 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematical Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the the application of mathematics and statistics to solve financial problems, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models.

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    Respiratory Care

    USD 11,062 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.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.60
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 297
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 450
  • Minimum SAT 870
  • Minimum ACT 18

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    Established in 1881

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    Dakota State University graduates have a job placement rate of 94%, with some majors successfully reaching up to 100%.

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          • 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.