Minot State University (MSU or MiSU) is a four-year institution of higher learning 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 Carnegie Master’s I institution. 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. Minot State University is a member of the North Dakota University System, which comprises eleven institutions representing doctoral, master, baccalaureate, and community colleges.
Minot State University awards undergraduate degrees in 49 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
3 academic departments
- College of Education and Health Sciences
4 academic departments
Minot State University and the College of Business Programs are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Business Programs at MSU and in the College of Business Graduate School are fully accredited by the IACBE. The Bachelors & Masters degrees in Business Education are accredited by NCATE.
- The Higher Learning Commission North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
- National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
- National Association of Schools of Music.
- Council on Education of the Deaf.
- Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Council on Social Work Education–Baccalaureate level.
- International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
- National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
- National Association of School Psychologists.
- North Dakota Board of Nursing.