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Undergrad Profile

Minnesota State University Moorhead is an affordable, midsize public university with a private college appeal. 

Here at MSU Moorhead, we provide our students with the one-on-one attention they deserve while still giving them the freedom to be their own individual. We are dedicated to guiding you along the way to ensure a successful outcome for your future.

Dragon life
We believe that each student who joins the Dragon family is unique and want to give you the opportunity to make a difference. Our goal at MSUM is to bring together students from different backgrounds, creating safe, transformative learning environments and opportunities for students to engage. MSU Moorhead has so many ways for you to show your diversity and get involved on campus. Whether you join a learning community, become part of a fraternity or sorority, or join one of our 118+ student organizations, we know there is a group that will suit you perfectly.
You will feel right at home the minute you step on campus. Living and dining at MSUM is convenient and affordable. You will be able to connect with new friends and get involved with social and cultural activities while living in the residence halls. We also provide students with personalized support for everything from academic planning to career development.

Faculty and staff
MSUM transforms lives through our exceptional student-faculty engagement. We have a 19:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 26. This helps each of our professors know their students on a personal level, not just as a student. Nearly any student at MSUM will be able to talk about their personalized experiences and connections with professors who helped lead them to where they are today. This connection sets up an individual student’s exploration and unique “moments of discovery,” ultimately transforming their life.

Fargo-Moorhead: a community to call home
Fargo-Moorhead has the feel of a small-town community with a big-city appeal. With over 350 dining options, you are bound to find your new favorite restaurant. There is a variety of transportation options to get
around town with ease. MSUM students have access to free unlimited rides on the bus to get them where they need to be. In addition, it is only a 15-minute or less commute to most attractions and destinations around town.

The Fargo-Moorhead area is home to approximately 200,000 residents, with over 29,000 of those being college students. Moorhead was voted the “Best Small City in America” by NerdWallet.com and the #1 college town to find a job (ZipRecruiter). Between concerts and events, arts and cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping, there is never a shortage of activities and attractions in the area.

A smart investment
MSU Moorhead is one of the lowest-priced residential universities in the state of Minnesota. With an average aid package of $12,134 and over $3.36 million in scholarships awarded each year, we are committed to helping create an affordable education to fit your financial needs. There are hundreds of automatic and competitive scholarships available to our students based on academic achievement, exceptional talent, and financial need. With our banded tuition, students are able to take up to 19 credits per semester for the price of 12.




Location: Moorhead, Minnesota

Enrolled students: 5,924

Tuition and fees (per semester): $4,234

Housing and meals: $4,504

Average aid package: $12,134

Average scholarship: $1,529

151 majors, emphases, and options

15 graduate degrees

Based on the 2017–2018 academic year

Academic Majors

• Accounting
• Advertising
• Animation
• Anthropology
• Art Education BFA
• Art History
• Athletic Training
• Biochemistry and Biotechnology
• Biology
• Broadcast Journalism
• Business Administration
• Business Analytics
• Cellular and Molecular Biology
• Chemistry BA or BS
• Chemistry Education
• Commercial Music
• Communication Arts and Literature Teacher Education
• Communication Studies
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Information Technology
• Computer Science
• Construction Management
• Criminal Justice
• Documentary Journalism
• Early Childhood Education BS
• Early Childhood Education Non-licensure BA
• Earth Science Education
• East Asian Studies
• Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
• Economics
• Elementary Inclusive Education
• Engineering Physics
• English
• English and Mass Communications
• Entertainment Industries and Technology
• Exercise Science
• Film Production
• Film Studies
• Finance
• Geosciences
• Gerontology
• Global Supply Chain Management
• Graphic Communications
• Graphic Design BFA
• Health Education
• Health and Medical Sciences
• Health Services Administration
• History
• Integrated Advertising/Public Relations
• International Studies
• Life Science Education
• Mathematics BA
• Mathematics BS
• Mathematics BS: Actuarial Science 
• Mathematics Education
• Multimedia Journalism
• Music
• Music Education
• Nursing (RN-BSN)
• Operations Management (transfer
students only)
• Paralegal
• Philosophy
• Photojournalism
• Physical Education Non-teaching BA
• Physical Education Teaching BS
• Physics
• Physics Education
• Political Science
• Project Management
• Psychology
• Public Relations
• Social Studies
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Spanish Education
• Special Education
• Speech Language Hearing Sciences
• Studio Arts BFA 
• Sustainability
• Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
• Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
• Theatre Arts
• University Studies
• Women’s and Gender Studies