Partner content

Sports gear, Safety glove, Comfort, Gesture, Finger, Thumb
Black, White
Material property, Azure, Rectangle, Aqua, Font
Rectangle, Font
Azure, Rectangle, Font

Welcome to Dakota State University’s dynamic community of innovators, problem-solvers, programmers, scientists, trailblazers, and leaders. This is a university that sees and supports your potential. You will thrive in our action-oriented, hands-on learning environment. Faculty, experts in their fields and collaborative learning partners, stand ready to teach, mentor and coach you toward earning your degree and reaching your dreams.

At DSU, you’ll find a degree that is designed for your success. Get ready for a challenging and rewarding educational journey. You will graduate in high demand for your expertise and ready to make a big difference in your career and community.

Known for its focus on cutting edge programs for the past 20 years, DSU has four prestigious Centers of Academic Excellence designations from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security. These include a Cyber Operations designation, and the most prestigious designation as a Cyber Defense Consultative Regional Resource Center. It is one of only four university-based centers in the nation.

“It’s a very hands-on, interactive advocation of cybersecurity,” says José-Marie Griffiths, DSU President. “That’s part of our culture here.”

DSU’s partnership with the NSA positions the university as a central hub for cybersecurity education, research, and career readiness. The fact that DSU graduates are highly sought after comes as no surprise, given the remarkable 99.7% placement rate upon graduation.

DSU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through four distinct Schools and through a variety of pathways. It also offers accelerated 4+1 undergraduate and graduate degree combinations.

Rectangle, Font

Degrees designed for your success

Azure, Rectangle, Font

Hear from DSU Students

“I’m happy to be here in South Dakota contributing to this important work, and I would not want to be anywhere else right now. The sky’s the limit.” Lancelot was awarded a Graduate Research Institute (GRI) grant titled “Tesla’s Lane Assist and Physical Security and Safety Action Research Test” for his work.

Jonathan Lancelot,
Cyber Defense doctoral student

World, Blue, Organism, Microphone, Coat
Forehead, Smile, Beard, Jaw, Neck, Sleeve, T-shirt

“This is a new approach to cyber for youth. It shows them that cyber is not a ‘sit at your desk’ job, but it’s exciting and thrilling, a way to push you toward new adventures.”

Logan Stratton, a DSU doctoral student and member of the US Cyber Team, which competed in the second annual International Cybersecurity Competition and Conference (IC3).

“At the beginning, I was overwhelmed a bit with all the new terms and knowledge. But we were able to learn from the experts and the people on our teams.”

Bhhaanu Pirange, DSU Computer Science master’s degree student, refers to her participation in the 2023 Dakota State University and AI Sweden Industrial Immersion Exchange Program.

An Enriching education awaits you at dakota state university

My long-term goal is to become a subject matter expert in supply chain, which is the backbone of the industry. I found BGSU's Logistics Systems Engineering program is a combination of engineering and management, which helps me to enhance my knowledge and skills. I joined BGSU in January 2022 and got the opportunity to work as a Graduate Assistant on an industrial project under the guidance of Dr. Sarder.

Swati Arora, India
MS in Logistics Systems Engineering

Flash photography, Lip, Sleeve, Gesture, Smile, Lipstick

Hear from the students

Black, White

Copyright © 2023  Study International, official representative of Dakota State University