MSIA Program Delivery

Delivery Methods

Courses in the MSIA program are offered using a variety of instructional delivery methods:

  • Face-to-face on site in Madison, SD in a traditional classroom setting;
  • Using interactive video-conferencing via the Dakota Digital Network offered at multiple sites in South Dakota (sites arranged to meet student need);
  • At a distance via Internet, using a combination of both live and/or encoded streaming videos of classes, interactive course web boards, course web sites, and e-mail.

Program completion

The program can be completed on a full or part-time basis. Time to complete depends upon the number of credit hours taken per semester and the number of knowledge requirements needed.

Full-time students (9 credit hours per semester) can complete the program in four semesters (assuming two knowledge support courses are required). The program must be completed within 5 years of the date the program is started (first course taken).

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Last Updated: 3/1/12