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    Minnesota State University Moorhead is an affordable, mid-sized, four-year public university with a private college appeal.

    Total Number of Students Served:

    Approximately 5,836

    Academic Programs: 

    74 majors, 70 emphases and options
11 pre-professional studies programs

    12 graduate degrees (21 emphasis areas)
    28 graduate and undergraduate certificates 
    31 areas of teacher licensure preparation 
    Online and off-site programs in the Twin Cities
    17:1 student-to-faculty ratio

    Largest Majors:

    Elementary Inclusive Education, Business Administration, Biology, Social Work, Nursing

    Unique Majors:

    Athletic Training, East Asian studies, Film Studies, Geosciences, International Studies, Medical Physics, Music Industry, Operations Management, Paralegal, Project Management, Speech/Language/Hearing Science, Sustainability


    MSU Moorhead is located in Moorhead, Minn., just across the Red River from Fargo, N.D. The campus is 3.5 hours from:

    • Minneapolis, Minn.
    • Sioux Falls, S.D.
    • Bismarck, N.D.
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba


    Minnesota State University Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to offer undergraduate four-year college programs leading to Baccalaureate degrees, and at the Master’s degree level, and programs in School Psychology and Educational Leadership are accredited at the Education Specialist level. Learn more about MSUM’s accreditation and certifications.


    The MSU Moorhead Dragons are a NCAA Division II school and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). MSU Moorhead has 14 varsity sports–5 men’s and 9 women’s–plus many club and intramural sports. Check out Dragon Athletics for schedules and rosters.

    A Smart Investment

    MSU Moorhead values students who are committed to a quality education. We award scholarships for academic achievement and exceptional talent, and we offer a variety of automatic and competitive scholarship opportunities to meet students' needs. MSUM typically awards more than $2.36 million in student scholarships a year. Learn more about automatic and freshman scholarships.

    Banded Tuition and Costs (2014-2015)

    We’re one of the most reasonably priced four-year residential universities in Minnesota. And we’re proud of it. Our banded tuition allows you to take up to 19 credits a semester for the price of 12. Visit Business Services to view current year rates.