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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

How to Apply

We aim to make the graduate application process as simple as possible but if, at any point, you find the process confusing or have questions, we’re more than happy to help walk you through it.

Application Process

Complete the admission steps to apply as an international graduate student (be sure to identify any additional requirements that may be necessary for the program you are seeking):

  1. Complete the online graduate application. 
    • Pay your $35 application fee.
  2. Submit necessary documentation. Refer to the Timelines and Requirements page of your desired program for the required documents such as official transcripts and recommendations. 
  3. Verify that you are financially self-sustaining. Complete and upload the Certificate of Financial Responsibility form (PDF) and bank statements in your application portal.
  4. Once you have demonstrated your financial responsibility, we’ll send you a Form I-20. You’ll need this form to apply for an F-1 Student Visa

Complete the Graduate Application

Program Exceptions

The following programs do not meet F-1 student visa regulations because they are offered exclusively online with DSU.

Contact Us

Dakota State University
Office of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduate admissions email

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