Minot State University

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Minot State University (MSU or MiSU) is a public university in Minot, North Dakota. Founded in 1913 as a normal school, Minot State University is the third-largest university in North Dakota, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Minot State University was founded in 1913 and has evolved from a normal school to a university. Three colleges comprise the university’s academic offerings: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Health Sciences. Nine master’s degrees and one education specialist degree are offered in such areas as communication disorders, management, and mathematics. There is a mix of liberal arts and professional programs offering more than 60 majors at the undergraduate level. MSU is a member of the North Dakota University System, which comprises eleven institutions representing doctoral, master, baccalaureate, and community colleges. The State Board of Higher Education consists of nine members and is the governing board of the System. Minot State University has a Board of Regents acting as an advisory board and champion for the institution.

Minot State’s mascot is the beaver and the school colors are red and green (though Maroon has sometimes been used in the past). The campus newspaper is called the Red and Green. MSU’s campus is at the base of North Hill, just west of Broadway.


MSU was established in 1913 as Minot Normal School, a two-year normal school devoted to preparing teachers for service in northwestern North Dakota. In 1924, the Normal School at Minot began issuing baccalaureate degrees, which necessitated a name change to Minot State Teacher’s College. Over time the range of academic offerings expanded. The school’s name was shortened to Minot State College in 1964 and it became a university sometime in the eighties.


Minot State University awards undergraduate degrees in more than 60 courses of study and graduate degrees in 10 fields of study.

MSU is composed of four main academic divisions:

College of Arts and Sciences

7 academic departments

College of Business

3 academic departments

College of Education and Health Sciences

4 academic departments

Graduate School

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How To Apply Minot State University Online Application

How much is MSU application?

The $65 application fee (or application fee waiver, if you are eligible) is required to officially submit your application for admission. Have your official transcript(s) sent directly from each school or institution attended to MSU.

Is MSU still accepting applications?

Michigan State University continues to accept undergraduate applications as long as space is still available. However, the number of qualified applicants has exceeded available space in recent years, so students should apply by November 1 to ensure highest consideration. Most students enter in the fall semester.