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Dakota State University

Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

Madison, SD

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Dakota State University

Overview

Dakota State University / Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences is located in Madison, SD, in a rural setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Applied Computer Science (MSACS) Applied computer science
(Graduate Certificate) Ethical hacking
(Graduate Certificate) Banking security
Master of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) Information assurance and computer security
Doctor of Science (D Sc) Cyber security

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 34
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Integrative project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Portfolio

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

110
Applied
36
Accepted
26
Enrolled
33%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th April 15th No
Spring deadline November 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Demonstration of information systems skills, minimum GPA of 2.7
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Demonstration of computer science skills

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

101
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.95%
Black or African American 7.92%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.96%
Unknown 3.96%

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 0
Male (11)
Female (2)

Location & Contact

Address 820 North Washington
Madison, SD  57042-1799
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Hanson
Dean of College of Computing
Email: richard.hanson@dsu.edu
Phone: 605-256-5838

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