Minnesota State University Moorhead

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Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), located in Moorhead, Minnesota, is a public, four-year university. MSUM has almost 7,500 students and over 330 full-time faculty members. The school is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. It is located across the Red River to the North from Fargo, North Dakota. The Moorhead-Fargo area has a population of over 174,000. The MSUM mascot is the Dragon.

MSUM offers more than 135 majors and 19 areas of study. There are 32 academic departments in its four Colleges: Business & Industry, Arts & Humanities, Social & Natural Sciences, and Education and Human Services. MSUM offers graduate degree programs in over 15 areas of study.

MSUM is a member of 14 national accrediting and certification agencies, including the North Central Association of College Schools. MSUM’s School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

MSUM athletic teams participate in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Dragons compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Men’s and women’s sports include basketball, cross country, football, golf, track & field, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.

College Overview

Admission Office

Owens Hall

1104 Seventh Avenue South

Moorhead, MN 56563

(218) 477-2161

(800) 593-7246

Fax: (218) 477-4374

Contact: Gina Monson

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1104 Seventh Avenue South

Moorhead, MN 56563

(218) 477-2011


Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,730


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 80%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
East Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric C
Journalism C
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Community Health Services B
Health System Administration B
Nursing – Family Practice B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B
Paralegal/Legal Assistance B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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