Dakota State University and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic University have entered into an agreement which was approved at the March Board of Regents’ meeting. This agreement refines a 2015 partnership between the two entities.
As the curriculum at both DSU and NCU changed over the years, the agreement required modification so the two groups spent the last year renewing the existing agreement and creating new agreements for additional articulation and opportunities for students.
The goal of this articulation agreement is to allow current NSA employees to earn credit for work experience and classroom instruction which match closely with DSU’s highly specialized cyber degrees.
The online curriculum enables NSA employees, particularly military personnel, the convenience of completing one of four DSU degrees, a bachelor’s degree in cyber operations or master’s degrees in computer science, computer science with a specialization in cyber operations, or cyber operations.