Welcome to DWU

Dakota Wesleyan University is a great place to learn, lead, serve and explore your faith. We are committed to an education that prepares students for the careers of today and tomorrow. We know that employers are looking for students who can communicate, analyze, persuade and collaborate while being technically proficient and able to continue learning.

We offer an experience that transforms and prepares, in an atmosphere that is focused on the student both in the classroom and through curriculum activities. Discover your strength at Dakota Wesleyan University!

Amy C. Novak. ED.D

Education for Global Citizenship

Dakota Wesleyan University began its purposeful drive to globalize its reach with the establishment of its first international office in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, in October, 2019. DWU Nairobi was subsequently established in December, 2019.

Think. Learn. Question.

At Dakota Wesleyan University we think, ask the big questions, and develop ideas. Who you are, how you got here, and what you are studying do not matter; what is important is that you made the decision to join a community where you are encouraged to express your thoughts, and discover your strengths, in a safe, nurturing and supportive environment.

A Community of Shared Space, Purpose, and Values.

Our community at DWU starts by sharing a common space, purpose, and an informed vision that defines our social, moral, and academic standards. Read more..

A curriculum that Liberates the Mind.

Our professors, researchers, scientists, and programs prepare you for the career you want. The university’s carefully designed curriculum offers students over 40 majors and minors along with specialized fields of study, from traditional disciplines to multidisciplinary programs.

The Boundaries of South Dakota, and the Globe as the Boundaries of DWU.

South Dakota is at once our home, our laboratory, our playground, and a place that offers itself for discovery of known and unknown possibilities. Our global community offers the same opportunity to students and scholars.

Our DistinctiveOnline Graduate Programs.