Minot State University

500 University Ave W.
Minot, ND 58707
(701) 858-3350
Accrediting Agency:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Located in Minot, N.D., this public four-year institution was originally established in 1913 as a state normal school. Today, Minot State serves more than 3600 students as part of the North Dakota University System. Students at this university can choose from a number of associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs, including online education offerings. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report even recognized the school’s online bachelor’s and graduate-level business programs for their achievement in areas such as student engagement and student services and technology. Minot State University also ranked number 39 among the top public schools in the nation.

Programs Offered

Regardless of whether students are looking for a two-year degree program to get them quickly into the work force or interested in pursuing advanced course work in the liberal arts, Minot State University has a variety of options. Available majors include, but are not limited to, communication, English, chemistry, radiologic technology, economics, sociology, accounting, business administration, business information technology, psychology, addiction studies, nursing, and teacher education. In addition, Minot State offers nine degree and three certificate options for those interested in online education. These include subjects such as nursing, management information systems, and general studies. More than 200 individual online courses are also available for MSU students.


Minot State University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1947. In addition, programs in speech-language pathology, audiology, music, teacher education, and nursing have received specialized accreditation from industry-specific agencies.


Prospective MSU students can access information on the school’s admissions standards and application process online. Students can apply directly through the online application page or via mail. There is a $35 application fee due at the time of submission. Students should also be prepared to submit their official high school transcripts, standardized test score reports, and, if they plan to attend any on-campus classes, up-to-date immunization records. Those who have completed high school through a GED program can also apply, and will need to send proof of their test scores in lieu of their high school transcript. For more information, including details on the graduate student application process, please visit the MSU website.

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