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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.

Majors & Degrees

Graduate Admissions Requirements

You're seeking excellence, we are too

We’re looking for smart, motivated, forward-thinking students to join our interdisciplinary, research-focused graduate programs.

You should meet the following requirements:

Baccalaureate degree

You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher learning with full regional accreditation for that degree.

GRE scores

Some programs may have different GRE requirements. Refer to the specific program for additional information.

Either GRE or GMAT scores are accepted for the MBA program.

You must have received satisfactory scores on your GRE, and have taken it within the last five years.

The test can be waived if you meet one of the following conditions:

  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale for a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Official admission into and demonstrated success in a regionally accredited graduate program in the U.S. Demonstrated success is defined as grades of A or B in at least 9 hours of graduate work
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited college/university in the US at least 15 years ago or more

Program-specific admissions requirements

Select your program. Get the details.