Rendering of the proposed new Blankley Field at Dakota State University..

Legacy Lives On

New athletics complex named after DSU Coach George Blankley. The Trojans Unite campaign will focus on several areas, one of those key areas being athletic facilities.

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When you choose DSU, you’re choosing to embark on an academic journey that will enrich your professional career. Our four colleges host a variety of degrees, so you can gain and improve knowledge in your chosen field, learn from experts, and encounter real-world experience.

We integrate technology into all of our programs, so you’ll be prepared for modern careers and beyond. We offer associate, undergraduate, and graduate degrees. We also offer certificates, minors, and pre-professional programs that allow you to customize your plan of study even more.


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Select one of more than 45 majors. Build market-ready skills with one of seven associate degrees or 21 certificate programs. Advance your career with one of our stellar graduate programs.

DSU designs each program to prepare you for a dynamic, global marketplace. As South Dakota's designated information technology university, we're not just teaching you to use today's software. We integrate technology into every major.  But we also equip you with the skills to take on or create whatever is next.

Learn how to better communicate ideas, work with people from diverse backgrounds, and learn more about the world around us.

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It's your education. Take it at your own pace.

Our convenient, affordable online programs are a way to earn a degree while balancing the demands of work and family. 

At DSU, every student has access to the same high-quality education, regardless of the format. You'll learn from the same professors who teach on campus.

Plus, we offer customized support no matter where you are. Writing Center assistance, library services, academic advising, counseling, and IT help: you've got it.

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Seeking a professional role in law or health care? We offer a number of paths to prepare you for future study. Find specialized degree paths for nursing, occupational and physical therapy, Allied Health, medical, and legal professions.

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Undergraduate and graduate programs offered online


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“Even though we never got to meet in real life, thanks to technology and the efforts of the instructors, I feel like I had an opportunity to develop relationships with them.”

Molly Kuxhaus, Elementary Education (BSE) - '19


DSU Applied Research Lab Director Dr. Josh Pauli, Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, Sen. Mike Rounds, and DSU President Dr. José-Marie Griffiths.

US Cyber Command Meeting

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Service Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, facilitated a meeting between leadership at Dakota State University (DSU) and leadership at the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade in Maryland.

Evan Bolt

From the Farm to the World Stage

With Evan Bolt’s education in cyber, he has moved from the farm to the world stage, collecting data for the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center dashboard, the go-to source for COVID-19 numbers. “It’s nice to be able to say I’m helping in some small way.”

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Dakota State 2021 Spring Honors List Released

A total of 504 full-time and 193 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2021 spring semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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