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Minot State University, also known as MSU or MiSU, was established in 1913 as the Minot State Teacher's College. Later on, it was renamed to Carnegie Master's I institution. After several other name and status changes, the university adopted its present name in 1987. The university campus is located in Minot, North Dakota, united states, and it is the third-largest public university in North Dakota. MSU offers more than 40 undergraduate and approximately 10 graduate degree programs in diverse Course Topics. MSU comprises of the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education and Health Sciences
  • Graduate School
The athletic teams of MSU participate in the Dakota Athletic Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Minot State Beavers, and they compete in a variety of sports such as baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, golf, and indoor/outdoor track and field.

Profile of Minot State University

Minot State is located in a self-contained town, in Minot, ND. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Minot State top out at the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study business and management, education and teaching, therapy and Counselling, and security and law enforcement.

Minot State Selectivity

The admissions department at Minot State does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 440 to 530 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 510 or higher on the math SAT. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Minot State offers classes to 3, 895 students (3, 048 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a large share of part-time students. Students sports include formal participation in Dakota Athletic Conference competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Minot State University advances knowledge, critical and creative thinking, and the vitality of community and cultures. "

Minot State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management144business management, MIS, accounting, finance, management information systems, marketing, business administration, international business, . . .
Education and Teaching140elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, education, special ed, math teaching, English teaching, music teaching, social science teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling74communication disorders, psychology, school psychology, substance abuse Counselling, communication disorders services
Security and Law Enforcement54criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice
Liberal Arts43general studies, English, sociology, history, Spanish language, social services, economics, German language, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine38registered nursing
Science17biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10sports and fitness management
Medical Support and Technology9radiation therapist, clinical lab tech
Family and Social Work8social work
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, web design, computer support, information science, computer programming
Art Studies5art studies
Media5radio and television, communication studies, communications tech courses, communications tech
office and Administration3office data entry
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Contact: Minot State

Minot State University

500 University Ave W

Minot, ND 58707

General Phone: (701) 858-3000


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