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Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota, United States
We specialize in computer management, computer information systems, and other related undergraduate and graduate programs. We stay true to our roots by placing special emphasis on the preparation of teachers with expertise in the use of computer technology in the teaching and learning process.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)



DSU was founded in 1881 as a school for teacher education in the Dakota Territory.


Today, we're one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the Midwest.


We immerse those creative minds in an environment that celebrates and rewards new thinking and new ideas. Dakota State University is proud to nurture that environment -- to be the catalyst -- for rewarding creation, invention and opportunity for growth.


One of the perks of being a student at DSU is the great networking opportunities post-graduation. Our Career Service Office can help you organize your search and provide career counseling.

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Student services

Transitioning to college life can be a big change for anyone. We also know as an international student you may need guidance in areas a domestic student does not. That's why we're here to help you every step of the way.

Housing services

Living on campus is a great way to meet friends, get involved in on-campus activities, and get the full college experience. We’re here to help you embark on the journey.

Library services

The Karl E. Mundt Library provides the resources and information for all your varied needs -- access to online articles and journals, books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVDs, video cameras, study space and a live online chat system for research help.

ICT services

But it’s not just science. All of our majors and programs are infused with the latest technologies inside and outside of the classroom.

  • All classroom seats have power outlets.
  • High-end computer labs, including our game design and hacker labs.
  • SMART boards.
  • iPads, Kindles, and Chromebooks.
  • 3D printers.
  • Starfish Early Alert System.
  • All students receive a laptop as part of our laptop program.

Medical services

From flu shots to urgent care and fitness facilities, we take a special interest in making sure that students stay happy and healthy during their time at DSU.

Student Life

Campus life

  • We’ve found that students who live on campus are more involved and see greater success. 
  • As a public university, we must also comply with the SD Board of Regent’s housing requirements. 
  • Those requirements state: during the first two years from the time they were or would have been graduated from high school, all unmarried students who enroll in six credit hours or more are required to enter into a housing agreement and designated meal plan for the specific living environment with the institution unless special permission to room or dine elsewhere is received from the institution. 

Sports facilities

As a DSU student, you’ll have access to the Madison Community Center, which is located on our campus and features:

  • A pool and sauna
  • Running track
  • Fitness equipment
  • Basketball court
  • Racquetball court

Student clubs

With tons of clubs and organizations to choose from, you'll be able to get involved with the issues and activities you care about most on campus.


A public university, we are governed by the South Dakota System Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Madison, South Dakota, United States

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