Dakota State University

public university Estd 1881
Madison, South Dakota, USA
Dakota State University

Established in the year 1881 for teacher education, Dakota State University (DSU) is amongst the most prestigious institutes of the U.S. In the year 1902, the name was changed from Madison Normal School to Madison State Normal School. Almost two decades later, the name was again changed to Eastern State Normal School.

In 1969, the name Dakota State College was adopted, while in 1989, the name was changed to Dakota State University in order to reflect the addition of new graduate programs. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is managed by the South Dakota System Board of Regents.

Located in South Dakota’s city of Madison, the university offers over 45 major programs to choose from and follows the Academic Quality Improvement Program procedure. South Dakota Department of Education has also accredited the teacher education programs of the university. The city of Madison is a beautiful city located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. The DSU campus houses a renovated science center, which is home to physics, biology, and chemistry labs. The Trojan Center within the campus offers dining facilities, apart from housing a bookstore. The campus has different halls, which are dedicated to diverse departments. Dakota State University has four different colleges under its purview, which offer an innovative experience to its students.

The prestigious university offers various programs in diverse fields. It offers bachelor’s degrees, associate programs, certifications, and pre-professional programs. Some of the fields in which the university offers bachelor’s degrees are accounting, biology, computer education, cyber operations, finance, management, marketing, physical science, and respiratory care. The associate degrees are offered in business management, general studies, web development, and many more. Certifications in different fields pave the way for a successful career in diverse spheres. DSU also offers online courses for working professionals and homemakers. The university provides lucrative career options in different categories, be it academic or non-academic.

The prestigious university has an extensive list of alumni across the globe, some of which are Miles Beacom (President, CEO of Premier Bankcard and of First Premier Financial Services), Shantel Krebs (Current South Dakota Secretary of State), Matt Paulson (Founder of MarketBeat.com; Co-Founder of GoGo Photo Contest; and, Partner with USGolfTV), Susan Bulfer Koch (Chancellor of the University of Illinois-Springfield) and Ruth Habeger (teacher).

Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 7.2 Lakh

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Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 8.2 Lakh

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Master of Science in Information Systems
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 7.2 Lakh

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Master of Science in Analytics
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 7.2 Lakh

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Computer Science (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Accounting (BBA)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Finance (BBA)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Master of Science in Cyber Defense
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 7.2 Lakh

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Digital Arts and Design: Computer Graphics (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 9.2 Lakh

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Cyber Operations (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Master of Science in Educational Technology
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 6
  • Fees - INR 7.2 Lakh

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Management (BBA)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Network and Security Administration (AS)
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Digital Arts and Design: Production Animation (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 9.2 Lakh

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Marketing (BBA)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Computer Information Systems (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Network and Security Administration (BS)
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6, TOEFL : 71
  • Fees - INR 8.7 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MS - 6 CoursesGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 76 & Above
BE/Btech - 7 CoursesIELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 71 & Above
PTE - 50 & Above
BBA - 4 CoursesIELTS - 6 & Above
TOEFL - 71 & Above
PTE - 50 & Above

Admission Requirement

DocumentsSOP - Not required
LOR - Needed for few courses
Essays - Needed for few courses
CV - Not required
Additional documents - Required
Application feesUSD 20 - 35
Type of deadlineRegular
Intake Season & DeadlinesFall - 15ᵗʰ Aug 2018 - 15ᵗʰ Aug 2021
Spring - 15ᵗʰ Nov 2018 - 15ᵗʰ Nov 2021
Summer - 15ᵗʰ Apr 2018 - 15ᵗʰ Apr 2021

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MS - 6 Courses24 MonthsINR 7.2L - 8.2L
USD 9,841 - 11,153
BE/Btech - 7 Courses2 - 4 YearsINR 8.7L - 9.2L
USD 11,813 - 12,600
BBA - 4 Courses4 YearsINR 8.7L
USD 11,813
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