Dakota State University - Master's Degree

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 Tution USD 10,611
  • Acceptance Rate 84%
  • Students 3,190
  • International Students 1%
  • Total Cost USD 23,041
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 19:1

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.

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  • Dakota State University
    820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 12,049 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Dakota State University
    820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Applied Computer Science

    USD 12,049 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Dakota State University
    820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Analytics

    USD 12,049 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of scientific computing and its application. Includes instruction in scientific visualization, multi-scale analysis, grid generation, data analysis, applied mathematics, numerical algorithms, high performance parallel computing, and numerical modeling and simulation with applications in science, engineering and other disciplines in which computation plays an integral role.

  • Dakota State University
    820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Information Assurance and Computer Security

    USD 12,049 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

  • Dakota State University
    820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Health Informatics

    USD 12,049 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • Dakota State University
    820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Information Systems

    USD 12,049 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • Dakota State University
    820 Washington Ave N, Madison, SD 57042, United States

    Educational Technology

    USD 12,049 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.70
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 297
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 450
  • Average SAT Score 993

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

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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.