Dakota State University - Master's Degree

Dakota State University, established in 1881, is a diverse, technology-intensive public University with a campus in Washington Avenue in Madison, South Dakota, USA. The University offers master's degree programs in disciplines such as Computer Science, Information Systems and Analytics.
  • Average Tuition USD 11,300
  • Acceptance Rate 83%
  • Students 3,307
  • International Students 3%
  • Intakes Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Application Deadline June 15, November 15, April 15
  • Campus Setting Rural

School Description

Dakota State University (DSU) offers over 5 master's degree programs in subjects such as Information Systems, Cyber Defense, Computer Science, Analytics and General Management. DSU offers graduate programs built on a technological framework within an information technology-rich learning environment, and offers small classroom sizes for personalised attention. DSU is a small University with the amenities of a bigger institute, with state-of-the-art 3D printers, high-end computer labs and laptops for all students. Additionally, the institute offers individualized student coaching by professional advisors and student peer coaches, and supplemental instruction sessions for better academic outcomes.
  • 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.
  • 03Students work with professional technology, such as in the Science Center that offers the latest in Chemistry and Biology, and the Physics labs that prepare students for jobs at NASA and other leading scientific organizations.

Master Programs

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

    Computer Science

    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 Defense

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Defense. 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

    Management (MBA)

    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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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.70
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 76
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 286
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 450
  • Minimum SAT 870
  • Minimum ACT 18
  • Minimum PTE 53
  • Average SAT Score 993

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    Established in 1881

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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.