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Dare to begin your international

ADVENTURE AT MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

MNSTATE.EDU


My reasons to travel and study abroad were change, adventure and opportunity and that’s how I found myself at MSUM. My heart was relieved and my life transformed by the amazing people I have met on my journey. Adventure is the best way to learn anything, and I’m very happy to call this place home. – Maria Paula Moraes Miranda, Brazil

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International Students

Countries Represented

Multicultural Events

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Dare to BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY No matter where you’re from or what language you speak, you are welcome at Minnesota State University Moorhead! Our campus community appreciates your culture and the diversity you bring. You will learn and grow as your story unfolds. What you’ll find is special and unique at MSUM is our exceptional faculty and staff who stand with you on that journey. They will guide you through many moments of discovery where you will find your life transformed. MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

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Invest in YOUR FUTURE As one of the lowest priced residential universities in Minnesota and the region, we deliver a high-quality education that is a smart and affordable investment by letting you take up to 19 credits for the price of 12.

2017-2018 Estimated Annual Expenses International Student with Automatic Scholarship

7,136

$

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Resident Tuition

8,076

$

Housing & Meals

1,456

$

Health Insurance

1,181

$

Student & International Fees

1,400

$

(estimate)

Books and Supplies


International Student Automatic Scholarship The International Student Automatic Scholarship is awarded to all incoming international students. To receive the scholarship beyond the first semester, you must: ▸ maintain a 2.0 GPA ▸ volunteer 10 hours to MSUM and/or the Fargo-Moorhead community and submit a volunteer form ▸ 3 of the 10 hours must be on campus International students who require an I-20 immigration form must be able to provide current financial sponsorship and a bank statement indicating you have the necessary funds to finance the costs of your education at MSU Moorhead. You will need an I-20 form for you F-1 student visa interview. If you plan to join as an exchange student, you must provide the sufficient funding documents according to your program. You will need the DS-2019 form for your J-1 student visa interview. All new entering freshman students are required to live on campus the first year. If you are 21 years or older or if you have already transferred 24 U.S. college credits, you are not required to live on campus. All other students are required to live on campus the first year. MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

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You’ll be WARMLY WELCOMED Our student body is an eclectic mix of individual backgrounds, experiences, viewpoints and beliefs. The campus community embraces and celebrates diversity of all kinds. Our comfortable size contributes to seeing familiar faces and/or meeting new people every day.

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Freshman Class Profile

40%

60%

77%

MALE

FEMALE

WHITE

22%

9%

25%

STUDENTS OF COLOR

INTERNATIONAL

STUDENTS LIVING IN A LEARNING COMUNITY

3.17 AVERAGE HIGH SCHOOL GPA 58 DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL COUNTRIES


Don’t know YOUR MAJOR? Check out Focus 2 (mnstate.edu/career with access code: Dragons) to take personal and career selfassessments to match your interests, strengths and goals with career possibilities with majors at MSUM.


MSUM is helping me to learn the skills it takes to succeed in the professional world. I’m learning so much in and out of class. It’s definitely worth being thousands of miles away from home. – Azmi Murtaza, Bangladesh

88.6 % 19:1 StudentFaculty Ratio

New Grads Employed in Their Field After Graduation

151 Majors, Emphases and Options

Discover Your PASSION Consider MSUM’s broad range of programs to explore your career interests. You’ll find a variety of majors, discover interesting options and maybe uncover some hidden interests.

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Academic Accounting Advertising Animation Anthropology Archaeology Cultural Anthropology

Art History Studio Arts BFA Ceramics
 Drawing and Illustration Painting
 Photography Printmaking
 Sculpture

Art Education BFA
 Athletic Training Biochemistry and Biotechnology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biological Chemistry

Biology Broadcast Journalism Business Administration Management Marketing International Business

Business Analytics Cellular & Molecular Biology

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MAJORS

Chemistry BA or BS Biological Chemistry Business
 Chemical Physics Computational Chemistry Mathematical Chemistry

Chemistry Education Commercial Music Communication Arts and Literature Teacher Education Communication Studies Event Planning & Promotion Communication Training & Development Sales Communication Sports Communication

Computer Information Systems Computer Information Technology Computer Science Construction Management Criminal Justice Political Science Psychology Social Work Sociology

Documentary Journalism Early Childhood Education BS Early Childhood EducationNon-Licensure BA

Earth Science Education East Asian Studies Business
 Humanities Language and Culture

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Geospatial Analysis

Economics Business Economics

Elementary Inclusive Education (Special Education: Academic Behavioral Specialist [licensure])

Engineering Physics English Integrated English & Publishing Literature Writing

English & Mass Communications Entertainment Industries and Technology Audio Technology Entertainment Business

Exercise Science Film Production Film Studies Finance Geosciences Geoarchaeology Geographical Sciences


Geology

Gerontology Global Supply Chain Management Graphic Communications Graphic Design BFA
 Health Education
 Health & Medical Sciences Health Services Administration Long Term Care Administration

History
 Integrated Advertising/ Public Relations International Studies Development Diplomacy

Life Science Education Mathematics BA Mathematics BS: Actuarial Science Mathematics BS Computation

Mathematics Education Multimedia Journalism Music
 General Music Music Performance

Music Education Instrumental Music

Vocal Music

Sociology

Operations Management (Transfer Students only) Paralegal Litigation Transactions

Philosophy Photojournalism Physical Education Non-Teaching BA Physical Education Teaching BS Physics

Emotional/Behavior Disorders Developmental Disabilities Specific Learning Disabilities

Speech Language Hearing Sciences
 Pre-Audiology

Sustainability

Astrophysics Business
 Medical Physics Engineering/Physics Dual Degree*

Physics Education Political Science Project Management Psychology
 Public Relations Social Studies Anthropology Economics Geography History Political Science Psychology

Social Work Sociology
 Spanish
 Spanish Education Special Education**

Business Construction Management Energy Environmental Policy Environmental Science Operations Management

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Theatre Arts Acting Performance
 Musical Theatre Performance Theatre Technology and Design

University Studies Women’s and Gender Studies

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Dare to EXPLORE Discover how MSUM can help you achieve your dreams. Get a feel for this special place called MSUM by checking out our virtual tour at mnstate.edu/visit; see what’s happening right now on the campus webcam, mnstate.edu/webcam; or, read what our students say about their MSUM experience at news.mnstate.edu/category/student-blog.

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73

%

100% Classes Taught By Professors

Classes With Fewer Than 30 Students

135+ Organizations and Activities

International Student Admission and Application Requirements All applicants outside of the United States are encouraged to contact your local EducationUSA Advising Center for assistance with your application. ▸ Completed your secondary education within your home country and be entitled to acceptance into the universities in your home country. ▸ Evaluation of your academic performance. ▸ English proficiency as evidenced by a TOEFL score (500 on paper test, 173 on computer test or 61 on internet test), IELTS score (5.5 or better), MELAB score (80 or better), completion of ELS course 109 or higher or completion of Kaplan course. ▸ Financially self-sufficient and able to provide proof of your funds. For more details about freshman, transfer or graduate admission, visit mnstate.edu/admissions/international MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

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4 Hours from Minneapolis & Mall of America

350

200

Restaurants in Fargo-Moorhead

Metropolitan Population

THOUSAND


When I began my undergraduate career at MSUM, I had the opportunity to be exposed to the full range of business courses and a beautiful and loving community, all of which transformed me into a better human being. MSUM and the whole Fargo-Moorhead community has provided me with a new and different perspective on the world in which we live. – Steve Adjokatcher, Ghana

MOORHEAD

Bismarck

Minneapolis Milwaukee

Sioux Falls

You’ll love it HERE Fargo-Moorhead is a dynamic college town that is safe and easy to get around. With five major colleges and universities and 29,000 college students, you’ll find lots of interesting distractions! Learn more about this rich community at fmchamber.com/community.php. MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD

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Student INFORMATION Name_____________________________________________________ First Last

Address____________________________________________________

City____________________________ State_______ Zip____________

Cell Phone__________________________________________________

Home Phone_______________________________________________

Email______________________________________________________

Major Interest_______________________________________________

Office of International Admissions 1104 7th Avenue South • Moorhead, Minnesota 56563 Phone: 218.477.2956 | Toll Free: 877.678.6463 international@mnstate.edu

mnstate.edu/admissions/international

Connect with MSUM! MSUMoorhead

Virtual Tour: mnstate.edu/tour

Minnesota State University Moorhead is an equal opportunity educator and employer. This information will be made available in alternate format, or if a disability-related accommodation is required, please contact Accessibility Resources at 218.477.4318 (voice) or 1.800.627.3529 (MRS/TYY).

MSU Moorhead International Viewbook 2017-2018  

Dare to begin your international adventure at Minnesota State University Moorhead.