South Dakota Cybersecurity Degree Programs

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Utica University Online BS in Cybersecurity
Level: Bachelor
Specializations: Network Forensics and Incident Response, Cybercrime and Fraud Investigation, and Cyber Operations.
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University of California, Berkeley Master’s in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Complete your degree in 20 months. Join the global UC Berkeley alumni network of technology, data science, privacy, and policy professionals.
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Arizona State University Online Master of Computer Science - Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Learn to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation through protection, detection and reaction practices.
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University of Tennessee Online Master of Computer Science: Concentration in Applied Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Expand your network protection skills and ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats through the Applied Cybersecurity concentration.
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Concordia University - Saint Paul Online Master’s in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
2 year program. CISM Exam prep. Designed for you to become a recognized leader in organizational security and overall technology systems.
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South Dakota Cybersecurity Degrees Overview

One of the top options for pursuing a degree in South Dakota (on campus) is degree at Dakota State University in the general subject of cyber operations.

Why consider NSA CAE designated institutions for cyber security in South Dakota

The CAE designation is a joint effort from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to accredit institutions that have the best curricula to prepare eventual graduates for their cybersecurity career.

Dakota State University is the only institution with a campus location in South Dakota that has received recognition from the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) and it holds them in operations, defense, and research. There are other cybersecurity programs in South Dakota that do not hold this designation (as well as online cybersecurity degrees).

Jump to list of campus and online South Dakota cybersecurity degrees.

Are there NSA CAE designated cyber security degrees in South Dakota?

Yes. Here is a list of South Dakota universities that are NSA CAE Designated Institutions and have a cybersecurity degree.

Online Cyber Security Programs in South Dakota

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University provides an online Cybersecurity Certificate for those that are looking for entry level security positions or preparing for further education in the subject.

Students will be able to interpret vulnerability issues within the IT sector and they will be comfortable with the analytical tools needed to succeed in the profession. The university also has undergraduate programs available online.

Master's in Cyber Security Degrees in South Dakota

Another advanced program through DSU is the Master of Science in Cyber Defense. This curriculum will provide competency in many aspects of cybersecurity, such as risk assessment, penetration testing, and incident response. They will also gain skills in cryptography and computer forensics, and all of these are divided up into separate courses.

Prior to taking the program, students that do not have an undergraduate degree in a related field will need to take an IT knowledge course. Admission requirements include a Bachelor's degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA, a personal essay related to cybersecurity, and GRE scores from the last five years.

Featured online cybersecurity programs:
School Program Admissions
Syracuse University Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Complete in 15 months. No GRE currently required.
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Utica University Online MS in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Endorsed by the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security, Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), and the EC-Council.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security
Level: Master
100% online program. Become a professional in the security industry and protect your community and business .
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Stevens Institute of Technology Master of Science in Computer Science
Level: Master
Computer science faculty includes active researchers who are renowned experts in cybersecurity, software engineering and algorithms. GRE/GMAT not required.
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Utica University BS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
Level: Bachelor
Multiple Designations as a National Center of Academic Excellence.
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Utica University BS in Cybersecurity - Cybercrime and Fraud Investigation
Level: Bachelor
Multiple Designations as a National Center of Academic Excellence.
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Utica University BS in Cybersecurity - Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation
Level: Bachelor
Network forensics concentration. Multiple Designations as a National Center of Academic Excellence.
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Utica University MBA - Cyber Policy
Level: Master
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Getting Started Working in Cyber Security in South Dakota

As mentioned, Dakota State University is the only institution that is recognized by the CAE in South Dakota, but they have education opportunities at each graduate level.

You might consider online cybersecurity program or a non CAE designation institution. Be sure to speak with the university's admissions or cybersecurity department (often the computer science or engineering department) to ensure it is an accredited university with a quality cybersecurity program.

List of the best cyber security degrees in South Dakota

Undergraduate Cybersecurity Degrees

School Program Admissions
Utica University Online BS in Cybersecurity
Level: Bachelor
Specializations: Network Forensics and Incident Response, Cybercrime and Fraud Investigation, and Cyber Operations.
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Utica University BS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
Level: Bachelor
Multiple Designations as a National Center of Academic Excellence.
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Utica University BS in Cybersecurity - Cybercrime and Fraud Investigation
Level: Bachelor
Multiple Designations as a National Center of Academic Excellence.
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Utica University BS in Cybersecurity - Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation
Level: Bachelor
Network forensics concentration. Multiple Designations as a National Center of Academic Excellence.
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Methodist University BS in Computer Information Technology: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Level: Bachelor
Concentration in cybersecurity and information assurance.
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University of Saint Mary Online B.S. in Cybersecurity
Level: Bachelor
IACBE Accredited. Gain cybersecurity skills combined with essential business skills to help you communicate effectively with stakeholders and think strategically about core business functions.
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Bay Path University BS in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Cybersecurity programs in: Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Information Assurance, Risk Management. Designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (Digital Forensics and Incident Response major).
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Grand Canyon University Online BS in Cybersecurity
Level: Bachelor
100% online, no out-of-state tuition.
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Utica University Bachelor's in Criminal Intelligence Analysis
Level: Bachelor
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Click to view all online Associate and Bachelor in Cyber Security degrees that are taking applications.

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Dakota State University
☑ CAE
Cyber Operations (BS) Madison
Lake Area Technical Institute
Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems: Security Specialist Watertown
Southeast Technical Institute
Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Security Sioux Falls

South Dakota Graduate Cybersecurity Degrees

School Program Admissions
University of California, Berkeley Master’s in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Complete your degree in 20 months. Join the global UC Berkeley alumni network of technology, data science, privacy, and policy professionals.
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Arizona State University Online Master of Computer Science - Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Learn to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality and non-repudiation through protection, detection and reaction practices.
Website
University of Tennessee Online Master of Computer Science: Concentration in Applied Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Expand your network protection skills and ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats through the Applied Cybersecurity concentration.
Website
Concordia University - Saint Paul Online Master’s in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
2 year program. CISM Exam prep. Designed for you to become a recognized leader in organizational security and overall technology systems.
Website
Syracuse University Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Complete in 15 months. No GRE currently required.
Website
Utica University Online MS in Cybersecurity
Level: Master
Endorsed by the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security, Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), and the EC-Council.
Website
Fairleigh Dickinson University Master of Science in Cyber and Homeland Security
Level: Master
100% online program. Become a professional in the security industry and protect your community and business .
Website
Stevens Institute of Technology Master of Science in Computer Science
Level: Master
Computer science faculty includes active researchers who are renowned experts in cybersecurity, software engineering and algorithms. GRE/GMAT not required.
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Utica University MBA - Cyber Policy
Level: Master
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Click to view all online Graduate level Cyber Security degrees (Master and Doctorate) that are taking applications.

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Dakota State University Cyber Security Programs

Here is a list of other degrees and certifications that will contain cybersecurity courses and are available online and at the Sioux Falls campus:

South Dakota Cyber Security Careers and Organizations

Tech employment in the state of South Dakota is on the lower end when compared to the rest of the United States. There are over 21,930 currently employed in the sector according to CompTIA, but that number is trending positively, and IT services have jumped 5.7 percent year-over-year. Based on Salary.com, cybersecurity analysts will make between $59,593 to $83,529 on an annual basis, and there tends to be more opportunities for employment in the Sioux Falls area.