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Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
Minnesota State University Moorhead is a caring community promising all students the opportunity to discover their passions, the rigor to develop intellectually and the versatility to shape a changing world.

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The plans for what would become MSUM were laid down in 1885, when the Minnesota State Legislature passed a bill declaring the need for a new state normal school in the Red River Valley, with an eye on Moorhead.


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


Undergraduate Research One of the great strengths of an undergraduate degree at MSUM in the Biosciences Department is the opportunity to become involved in faculty-mentored research. Many faculty maintain active research that involve undergraduate collaborators. With faculty permission, any student can become involved in research starting in their freshman year.


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Student services

The Registrar's Office is dedicated to performing the essential roles of supporting, facilitating, and promoting the academic mission of MSU Moorhead by connecting students to the faculty, curriculum, and classroom on a continuum of service from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

Housing services

Whenever possible, Housing & Residential Life works to accommodate residents’ needs in the residence halls and/or campus dining. Accommodations for various disabilities and chronic health conditions take time to arrange.

Library services

The mission of Livingston Lord Library of Minnesota State University Moorhead is to support the academic and cultural experience of our students, faculty, and citizens of this region and to encourage their active, life-long learning.

Medical services

To purchase health insurance you need to go to the Health Exchange in your home state or go to the national website and click on your state.

Student Life

Campus life

When you live on campus, you’re just steps away from classes, study groups, social gatherings and athletic events. Living on campus is the part of university life that’s not held in a classroom, but teaches you just as much. 

Student clubs

Blackfriars is the theatre student honor society and an MSUM service organization.  This club coordinates social activities, banquets and field trips for students interested in theatre. Membership is open to all currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff of Minnesota State University Moorhead.  


The Higher Learning Commission is a regional accreditation agency that accredits degree granting institutions of higher education that are based in the 19-state North Central region of the United States. Institutions that HLC accredits are evaluated against HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation, a set of standards that institutions must meet to receive and/or maintain accredited status.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed studying at Minnesota State University because it is a small university. The small size of the school gave the campus a community feel and I loved it. Students could easily create close relationships with other students and professors. Also, the professors genuinely cared about the progress and success of their students. All professors had office hours and...

Little School...Big Experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had an amazing overall experience at MSUM. Most professors were very helpful and encouraging, and my course contents were manageable once I fully applied myself. The on-campus library is technologically advanced, and well-stocked in almost every subject area.

International student? MSUM is for you!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

MSUM is an ideal for international students. It's affordable, because they charge incoming students in-state tuition. Additionally, they offer a nice number of scholarships. On-campus jobs are pretty easy to get as well. Its location is perfect, because its only a few minutes away from downtown Fargo, and there is an option to take classes from NDSU and / or Concordia...

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