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Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, MN

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About This Campus

Moorhead is the largest city in northwest Minnesota. With a population of more than 228,000 in Moorhead/Fargo, the area offers an exciting mix of activities including community theater, symphony orchestra, art galleries, the Blue Stem Center for the Arts, Trollwood Performing Arts School, nine golf courses and 100 city parks. The Hjemkomst Center, a museum containing a re-creation of a Viking ship of the same name also houses the Clay County Archives. 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.

Location Information

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.

2020/2021 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Open
Home Payment (B)
Limited

2021/2022 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Excellent
Home Payment (B)
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Moorhead
Population | 253,175
Enrollment | 5,747
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/24-12/16
Spring | 01/11-05/12

Campus Diversity

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White | 85%
Black | 6%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 3%
Other | 0%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Graphic Communications

Limitations
Enrollment in Elementary Education courses requires a GPA of at least 2.75. Art courses are highly competitive.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Communications
  • Social Work

Unique Academic Programs

  • Music Industry
  • Film Studies
  • East Asian Literature/Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Paralegal Studies

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • American Studies
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Cell Biology
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Community Health
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Middle School Education
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music Management
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Native American/American Indian Studies
  • Painting
  • Performance and Directing
  • Philosophy
  • Photo Journalism
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Sustainable Resource Management
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Zoology

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/12/20.
  • Estimated cost: $4504.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 19 ($246 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 19 ($246 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/12/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Recreation Fee $120 Semester Plan B Optional
Health Service Fee $6.50 Credit Hour Plan B Optional
ID Card $10 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee $115 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee $120 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Recycling Fee $10 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002367

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/12/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 25% living on campus
  • Double: $3157
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700
  • Proximity to campus: 4 blocks
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $664 declining balance plan.
  • $1657 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $1423 per semester for 12 meals per week.
  • $681 per semester for 3 meals per week.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 08/12/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $650 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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