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Application information

Dakota State University seeks highly motivated individuals with education and professional credentials that will enable them to be successful doctoral students. Students must have a bachelors, or master's degree in cyber, data privacy, computer science or a technology-oriented degree to apply. The PhD in Cyber Defense program admits students for the fall semester only, though classes are offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Admission Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an institution of higher education with full regional accreditation for that degree. International students must have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree that is the equivalent to a four-year undergraduate degree in the US Students must have a bachelors, or master's degree in cyber, data privacy, computer science or a technically-oriented degree.
  2. Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on an alternative grading system).

Application deadline

All application materials must be received by May 15 for admission for the following fall semester.
Entry Semesters: Students enter the program in the Fall semester only.

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