You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $4,058
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,038
PLAN A, PLAN B
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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MSUM combines a strong liberal arts foundation with innovation. Students get hands-on experience by collaborating with faculty on research and creative projects. Classes are taught by professors, not TAs, and many lead their fields in research. Unique facilities include a planetarium, outdoor science center, electronic music lab, comprehensive arts center, radio & TV station and Wellness Center. Nationally accredited in Business, School Psychology Specialist program, music, art, chemistry, SLHS, education and social work.
Campus Location - Minnesota State University Moorhead's campus is on 119 acres in the middle of Moorhead, MN, on the western side of the state. We are bordered on the west by the Red River of the North and adjacent to the city of Fargo, ND. Moorhead/Fargo also houses an American Association baseball team and a USHL hockey team.
Helpful Information - Students will get hands-on experience by collaborating with faculty on research and creative projects and by working at a variety of on-campus facilities. Some unique facilities include an on-campus planetarium, an outdoor science center, an electronic music lab, comprehensive arts center and television and radio stations. MSUM is part of the Tri-College University which allows students to take one course per semester at Concordia College in Moorhead or NDSU without paying additional fees.
Enrollment in Elementary Education courses requires a GPA of at least 2.75. Art courses are highly competitive.Notable Academic Programs
Unique Academic Programs
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology
Area Studies: American Multicultural Studies, American Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Native American Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Zoology
Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Advertising, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Relations
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biochemistry
Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Film, Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Photo Journalism, Print Media
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences, Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies
Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences, Physical Sciences
Education: Communications, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education
English: English, Film Studies, Literature, Writing
Environmental Studies: Ecology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Sustainability Studies
Foreign Language: Language and Culture, Spanish
General Studies: Humanities, Individualized Degree Program
Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Gerontology, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Medical Technology
Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Production and Operations Management
Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Technology
Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematics
Performing Arts: Acting, Directing, Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Industry, Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy
Physics: Chemical Physics, Physics
Political Science: International Studies, Political Science
Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology
Technology: Biological Technology, Industrial Technology, Operations Technology
Theater: Performance and Directing
Figures are current as of 8/1/2016.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.