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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Academics

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Choose your own adventure

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.

 

Step up

Select a major from dozens of options. Build market-ready skills with associate degrees or 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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Online @ DSU

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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Pre-professional programs

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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Number of countries our students represent

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Undergraduate and graduate programs offered online

23.1

Average ACT score of DSU students

“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

Events

November 5
8:30 AM

Discover DSU Day

November 30
7:00 PM

Nostalgia Jams

December 2
8:30 AM

Discover DSU Day

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News

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Helping our Heroes

Austin Slaughter, DSU’s Veteran Affairs Director, helps student-veterans and their families utilize their education benefits towards a successful career.

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Scholarship offers freedom

Needs-based scholarships can make a difference for South Dakota students.

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DSU fields 4 on U.S. Cyber Team Season II

Three DSU students were chosen for the U.S. Cyber Team Season II, which will compete internationally next summer in the International Cyber Games.

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