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Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It’s your masterpiece after all. – Nathan W. Morris, author, speaker and financial coach


Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often. – Author Susan Statham

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Your story BEGINS NOW!

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You are ready to compose a new chapter in your life, a future designed entirely by you. You have big dreams, a variety of interests and lots of questions. Now is your time to explore and grow. We invite you to embark on your college journey at MSU Moorhead – an inclusive university that supports, encourages and expects life transformation.

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Average Class Size At MSU Moorhead, you will: ▸ Learn from setbacks and challenges ▸ Set high goals and achieve them

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▸ Embrace diversity of ideas and people

Classes with Fewer than 30 Students

▸ Prepare to make a difference

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▸ Discover your passions ▸ Transform your life

You are the hero of this story. It begins now.

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EXPECT MORE Because Dragons are awesome. “Dragon” /'drag· n/ inspires mythical images in fables from long ago – enormous reptiles associated with water, the heavens and fertility. At Minnesota State University Moorhead, Dragons embrace inner strength. Strong, powerful and wise, Dragons exhibit the grit to get things done and the heart to change the world.

Yep, that’s our Dragon sculpture. It didn’t rise out of the ashes, as school lore suggests, but was donated by a Chinese restaurant owner from the Twin Cities. True story. And, just so you know, it does breathe fire!


Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often. – Author Susan Statham

Your Story Square

Your story BEGINS NOW!

19:1 StudentFaculty Ratio

You are ready to compose a new chapter in your life, a future designed entirely by you. You have big dreams, a variety of interests and lots of questions. Now is your time to explore and grow. We invite you to embark on your college journey at MSU Moorhead – an inclusive university that supports, encourages and expects life transformation.

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Average Class Size At MSU Moorhead, you will: ▸ Learn from setbacks and challenges ▸ Set high goals and achieve them

74.7%

▸ Embrace diversity of ideas and people

Classes with Fewer than 30 Students

▸ Prepare to make a difference

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▸ Discover your passions ▸ Transform your life

You are the hero of this story. It begins now.

6,019 Total Enrollment

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YOU ARE OUR PRIORITY

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Majors, Emphases and Options

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Develop YOUR CHARACTER Maybe you’ve known what you’ve wanted to do since fifth grade. Maybe you have no idea at all. Ecologist or physicist? Teacher or therapist? Actor or recording engineer?

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Manager or analyst? We’ll help you create the next chapter in your journey, whether your path is clear and straightforward or a little random and messy. Our talented faculty will develop your passions in and out of class. You’ll question, be challenged and maybe learn some surprising things about yourself. Our faculty love to teach. And they’re good. Really good. In fact, MSUM has

more Carnegie Professors of the Year (11) than any other state university in a five-state region. Take Film Professor Kyja KristjanssonNelson, our most recent Carnegie professor. Not only is she on a firstname basis with her students, but she collaborates with them by working on a shoot together or going through edits on a project. “I don’t see myself as their teacher for one class and we’re done. I try to find out where they are now, where they want to go, and help them figure out how to get there. Part of being a teacher is helping students find their path in life, no matter what that path is. “It can be a challenge, but it's also one of the most rewarding things about teaching.”


82 Academic Majors Accounting Acting BFA Advertising Animation Anthropology Archaeology Cultural Anthropology Art History Studio Arts BFA Ceramics
 Drawing & Illustration Painting
 Photography Printmaking
 Sculpture Art Education BFA
 Biochemistry & Biotechnology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biological Chemistry Biology Biology: Health & Medical Sciences Public Health Broadcast Journalism Business Administration Management Marketing International Business Business Analytics Cellular & Molecular Biology Chemistry BA or BS Biological Chemistry Business
 Chemical Physics Computational Chemistry Mathematical Chemistry Chemistry Education Commercial Music Communication Arts & 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 Early Childhood Education BS Early Childhood EducationNon-Licensure BA Earth Science Education East Asian Studies Business
 Humanities Language & Culture Ecology & 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 & 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 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 Musical Theatre BFA

Nursing (RN-BSN) (RN licensure required for admission) Operations Management (Transfer Students only) Paralegal Litigation Transactions Philosophy Photojournalism Physical Education Non-Teaching BA Physical Education Teaching BS Physics 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 Sociology Social Work Sociology
 Spanish
 Spanish Education Speech Language Hearing Sciences
 Pre-Audiology Sustainability Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Theatre Arts Acting Performance
 Musical Theatre Performance Theatre Technology & Design Women’s & Gender Studies Areas of Pre-Professional Advising (all areas that require post-graduate education) Pre-Chiropractic** Pre-Dentistry
 Pre-Engineering
 Pre-Law
 Pre-Medicine Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry
 Pre-Pharmacy
 Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician’s Assistant Pre-Veterinary Science * Dual degree program offerings with participating institutions ** 3+3 articulation agreement with Northwestern College of Science Online Major Programs: Business Administration Global Supply Chain Management Operations Management Nursing
 Project Management


I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience at MSUM and am looking forward to the next chapter. – Dylan Connell, Business Administration (Marketing), Health Services Administration minor (Long-term Care); Center City, Minnesota

Your Narrative Transforming THE WORLD

Don't know your major? That's OK!

Chidubem ‘Nuela’ Enebechi, Computer Science, Mathematics minor; Enugu, Nigeria

Nuela gained research experience working with Physics Professor Ananda Shastri, which led to a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Purdue University. “I made connections and grew more confident in my ability as a researcher and learned notIt’s to give when things don’t workdiscover out,” Nuela said. the up right time to explore, and test the waters!

Check out Focus 2 at mnstate.edu/career (access code: Mock interview practice at the Career Development Center helped her feel confident and comfortable in her own skin, leadingand to two internships – one as a Dragons) to take our personality career self-assessments. security architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, and another as an They will match your interests, strengths and goals information technology systems analyst at Border States Industries, Inc.with She’s been awarded a fully funded doctorate program at Purdue University to pursue career possibilities that will help you figure out what you a degree in nuclear engineering. She was also an MSUM commencement speaker. might want to study. We are confident you’ll discover a

“Back home, I was often told women should be seen and not heard, and I always program, and career, that is uniquely you. thought of myself as small and not good enough,” Nuela said. She credits her family and friends and many women at MSUM who have inspired and uplifted her.

Take advantage of career coaching at the Career Development

Nuela will transform her part of the world by addressing the energy needs in Center and get help with everything from resumes and cover her country to improve people’s lives. “MSUM has molded me into this fierce letters to interview preparation to internship, job search or female African dragon,” Nuela said. “We are a masterpiece and work in progress simultaneously. I haveschool grownapplication to embody and master the art of grit, humility and graduate assistance. heart and believe that’s what will take me far in life.”

Nuela’s tip: I am an advocate for research. Collaborating with different departments and gaining hands-on skills and practical experience comes in handy when you go out into the real world.

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82 Academic Majors Accounting Acting BFA Advertising Animation Anthropology Archaeology Cultural Anthropology Art History Studio Arts BFA Ceramics
 Drawing & Illustration Painting
 Photography Printmaking
 Sculpture Art Education BFA
 Biochemistry & Biotechnology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biological Chemistry Biology Biology: Health & Medical Sciences Public Health Broadcast Journalism Business Administration Management Marketing International Business Business Analytics Cellular & Molecular Biology Chemistry BA or BS Biological Chemistry Business
 Chemical Physics Computational Chemistry Mathematical Chemistry Chemistry Education Commercial Music Communication Arts & 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 Early Childhood Education BS Early Childhood EducationNon-Licensure BA Earth Science Education East Asian Studies Business
 Humanities Language & Culture Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Geospatial Analysis Economics Business Economics Elementary Inclusive Education (SpecialEducation: Special Education: Academic Behavioral Specialist [licensure] [licensure]) Engineering Physics English Integrated English & Publishing Literature Writing English & Mass Communications

Entertainment Industries & 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 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 Musical Theatre BFA

Nursing (RN-BSN) (RN licensure required for admission) Operations Management (Transfer Students only) Paralegal Litigation Transactions Philosophy Photojournalism Physical Education Non-Teaching BA Physical Education Teaching BS Physics 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 Sociology Social Work BSW Sociology
 Spanish
 Spanish Education Speech Language Hearing Sciences
 Pre-Audiology Sustainability Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Theatre Arts Acting Performance
 Musical Theatre Performance Theatre Technology & Design Women’s & Gender Studies Areas of Pre-Professional Advising (all areas that require post-graduate education) Pre-Chiropractic** Pre-Athletic Training Pre-Dentistry
 Pre-Chiropractic** Pre-Engineering
 Pre-Dentistry
 Pre-Law
 Pre-Engineering
 Pre-Medicine Pre-Law
 Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry
 Therapy Pre-Occupational Pre-Pharmacy
 Pre-Optometry
 Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Pharmacy
 Pre-Physician’s Pre-Physical Therapy Assistant Pre-Veterinary Science Pre-Physician’s Assistant Pre-Veterinary Science * Dual degree program * Dual offerings degree withprogram participating offering with institutions participating ** institutions 3+3 articulation agreement ** 3+3 witharticulation Northwestern agreement College with Northwestern of Science College of Science Online Major Programs: Online Business Major Administration Programs: Global Supply Business Administration Chain Global Management Supply Chain Operations Management Management Nursing
 Project Management Operations Management Project Management


I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience at MSUM and am looking forward to the next chapter. – Dylan Connell, Business Administration (Marketing), Health Services Administration minor (Long-term Care); Center City, Minnesota

Your Narrative Transforming THE WORLD Chidubem ‘Nuela’ Enebechi, Computer Science, Mathematics minor; Enugu, Nigeria Nuela gained research experience working with Physics Professor Ananda Shastri, which led to a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at Purdue University. “I made connections and grew more confident in my ability as a researcher and learned not to give up when things don’t work out,” Nuela said. Mock interview practice at the Career Development Center helped her feel confident and comfortable in her own skin, leading to two internships – one as a security architect at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, and another as an information technology systems analyst at Border States Industries, Inc. She’s been awarded a fully funded doctorate program at Purdue University to pursue a degree in nuclear engineering. She was also an MSUM commencement speaker. “Back home, I was often told women should be seen and not heard, and I always thought of myself as small and not good enough,” Nuela said. She credits her family and friends and many women at MSUM who have inspired and uplifted her. Nuela will transform her part of the world by addressing the energy needs in her country to improve people’s lives. “MSUM has molded me into this fierce female African dragon,” Nuela said. “We are a masterpiece and work in progress simultaneously. I have grown to embody and master the art of grit, humility and heart and believe that’s what will take me far in life.”

Nuela’s tip: I am an advocate for research. Collaborating with different departments and gaining hands-on skills and practical experience comes in handy when you go out into the real world.

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Even though I’m far from home, I have a home here and a feeling of belonging. One thing I’ve learned is that everyone you meet has something to teach you.

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– Kaitlin Harris, Business Administration (Marketing), Philosophy minor; Rosemount, Minnesota

Build YOUR STORYLINE What’s more impressive than MSUM faculty guiding you toward achieving your goals is their commitment to your personal growth through hands-on learning. Faculty mentors take you beyond classroom walls, beyond FargoMoorhead and sometimes into other parts of the world. These experiences may solidify your career goals or inspire you to explore something entirely different. Either way, you will look more deeply into yourself and expand your horizons to become the change-maker you are intended to be. Here’s a small sampling of how to create your unique story at MSUM. ▸ Be mentored by business leaders ▸ Take part in job shadowing and internships ▸ Travel the world through study exchanges ▸ Conduct faculty-mentored research

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▸ Volunteer at local nonprofits ▸ Participate in national competitions ▸ Teach children at the campus preschool ▸ Utilize state-of-the-art equipment and tools

And so much more!


Campus traditions Student Academic Conference

Homecoming

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Student Leadership Awards

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Our FAVORITE STORIES We love campus traditions! Some are big; some are small. They can be silly or serious. They unite and connect you with other students. That’s why MSUM is a vibrant and active community that cultivates lifelong friendships and creates a sense of home.

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Dragon Business Crawl Dig in with sand volleyball outside of the residence halls, sample chili at the college deans’ cook-off, or get your second wind at a late-night breakfast. Take an adventure trip, show your dueling skills during Battleship H2O (not for the faint of heart!), or replenish your kitchen cupboard through grocery bag bingo. Besides nostalgic traditions, musicians, artists, authors, comedians and more frequently perform on campus, with most events free to you!

Student Organization Leadership Positions

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Visit mnstate.edu/dragoncentral to see our wide variety of student-focused events. We encourage you to attend or participate in an activity the next time you’re in town. You’re always welcome to join us!

Diversity/Social Justice Organizations

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Activate YOU College is more than sitting in a classroom and studying for exams or writing papers. Every page you turn is an opportunity to learn something new about yourself, to grow your skills and talents, and to enjoy exciting adventures along the way. BECAUSE LEARNING SHOULD BE FUN! Campus Capers Dogs

Grocery Bag Bingo Our student clubs, organizations andDragonFest activities offer something for everyone. Join one — or many! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, begin your own! It’s easy to do, and we’ll help you get started. Run for office, join a club sport or lead a Bible study. Volunteer your time and talent at one of hundreds of organizations in Fargo-Moorhead that need people like you to make a difference in our community. The opportunities to network and have fun with friends who share your interests are limited only by your imagination! Visit mnstate.edu/dragoncentral to see all of our clubs and organizations. If you see one that interests you, connect with them on social media to learn more.

Get involved in activities that advance your interests and goals! ▸ Academic ▸ Campus Life ▸ Common Interest ▸ Diversity and Social Justice ▸ Faith-Based

Student Leadership Battleship H2O Awards

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▸ Greek Life ▸ Honorary ▸ Music Ensembles ▸ Service and Community Engagement ▸ Sports and Recreation


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Finding PURPOSE Katie Lillis, Elementary Inclusive Education; Fergus Falls, Minnesota

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“The lighting of the Dragon each fall is something I have never missed during my time at MSUM. It signifies the start of the school year and is something that’s really important to me,” Katie said. She also enjoys Battleship H2O and Grocery Bag Bingo DragonFest the mug crawl. Early hands-on experience and frequent exposure to classrooms helped Katie decide education was the right field for her. Her most impactful experience was traveling to Taiwan for a Cross Cultural Teaching class under the guidance of Professor Sheila Marquart. “I taught at a higher-grade level than I was used to and it pushed me outside my comfort zone. I’ve learned that it’s important to be a global citizen and to connect and participate in worldly communication,” she said. Becoming a well-rounded learner is integral for a teaching career. “I’ve learned how to be a leader and am beginning to see how people can come together and make a difference in our world.”

Katie’s tip: Get connected by participating in residence hall activities and events. It’s easier to be more motivated to go to class if you don’t have to drive or find a parking spot. Getting a job in the halls is convenient and the leadership opportunity is outstanding.

Student Leadership Awards

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Create YOUR SETTING Fargo-Moorhead warmly welcomes and enthusiastically embraces 29,000+ college students at eight institutions of higher learning. You’ll enjoy the combined opportunities of a growing metro area that still exhibits a hometown feel. Fargo-Moorhead is easily accessible via plane, train and automobile, with Interstates 94 and 29 connecting here. The MATBUS U-Pass Program lets college students ride free or you can catch a ride with Lyft or Uber. Fargo-Moorhead is a dynamic, entrepreneurial community that values education and young talent. You’ll find hundreds of opportunities for internships, part-time jobs, recreation and entertainment and a bustling downtown with vibrant nightlife, including many free or reduced-price activities for college students. You’ll also find an abundance of performing arts, live music venues, trendy coffee shops and regionally acclaimed festivals.

Read more about the communities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo at fmwfchamber.com.

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FARGO-MOORHEAD COMMUNITY user 238,124 FM Area Population coffee 50+ Coffee Shops SHOPPING-CART 11 Ethnic Food Markets MUSIC 20+ Live Music Venues briefcase #1 College Town to Find a Job

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350+ Restaurants 235 Miles to Minneapolis 220 Miles to Sioux Falls 198 Miles to Bismarck 8% Diversity in Community


Going to college isn’t just about going to classes. It’s a way to grow as a person and to learn how to be a part of the world.

– Ryan Siems, Business Administration; Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Pitching ANYOUR IDEA GAME Analyze Junaed Kabir, Business Administration (Management & Marketing); Dhaka, Bangladesh

High school all-star?

Junaed’s passion for leather ball cricket followed him from his home in Park board umpire? Bangladesh to Moorhead, but MSUM lacked a cricket team so he decided to start Intramural one. “Kari, the advisorenthusiast? for club sports, was so supportive. She even gave me her cell number to call her whenever I needed,” Junaed said.

you’ll on our NCAA The clubWhether has worked hard excel for funding andnext continues to Division grow, withII about 40 participants. “It’s not always easy,” he said, “but support fromfloor the university has championship team, show everyone on your your pinghelped make it much easier.” pong expertise, or cheerfully support your roommate, you’ll

In addition to captaining the cricket team, he works at Public Safety to gain realfind lots of options to break a sweat at MSUM. world experience. “I owe a lot to Trisha because sheIntercollegiate gave me a job when I needed it,” Join one of(Public our 14Safety) Northern Sun Conference Junaed said. “She mentored me and literally has been like a mom to me. It’s been varsity teams, connect with a club sport for friendly a very nice experience.”

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While at MSUM, he has matured, grown his confidence, become more dodgeball team. If prefer skills. a no pressure workout, to independent and developed hisyou leadership “MSUM has given mehead strength and hopethe for Wellness the future that I didn’t have before; it’s made more passionate, Center to take a fitness class,me work out on your confident and focused on my career,” he said.

own, or enjoy a pick-up basketball game. No matter your level of athleticism, you’ll never run out of ways to stay active. Junaed’s tip: Keep busy. There’s so much to do and so many organizations to get involved in. Something will definitely fit your requirements, and it’s a great way to develop your leadership skills.

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NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Varsity Teams MEN’S WOMEN’S Basketball Basketball Cross Country Cross Country Football Golf Indoor & Outdoor Track Indoor & Outdoor Track Wrestling Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Volleyball


Going to college isn’t just about going to classes. It’s a way to grow as a person and to learn how to be a part of the world.

– Ryan Siems, Business Administration; Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Pitching AN IDEA Junaed Kabir, Business Administration (Management & Marketing); Dhaka, Bangladesh Junaed’s passion for leather ball cricket followed him from his home in Bangladesh to Moorhead, but MSUM lacked a cricket team so he decided to start one. “Kari, the advisor for club sports, was so supportive. She even gave me her cell number to call her whenever I needed,” Junaed said. The club has worked hard for funding and continues to grow, with about 40 participants. “It’s not always easy,” he said, “but support from the university has helped make it much easier.” In addition to captaining the cricket team, he works at Public Safety to gain realworld experience. “I owe a lot to Trisha (Public Safety) because she gave me a job when I needed it,” Junaed said. “She mentored me and literally has been like a mom to me. It’s been a very nice experience.” While at MSUM, he has matured, grown his confidence, become more independent and developed his leadership skills. “MSUM has given me strength and hope for the future that I didn’t have before; it’s made me more passionate, confident and focused on my career,” he said.

Junaed’s tip: Keep busy. There’s so much to do and so many organizations to get involved in. Something will definitely fit your requirements, and it’s a great way to develop your leadership skills.

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Where will YOUR STORY TAKE YOU? While your college experience is the next step to achieving your career goals, it certainly isn’t the final step. In fact, it’s the solid foundation that launches you to the NEXT STEP! Our alumni excel in countless professions – from art and journalism to science and teaching. WHERE DRAGONS BREATHE FIRE No matter what Dragons do or where they land, we are proud of their contributions and impact. Dragons work all over the country and the world, with a large percent of alumni living in the region. Below are a few places Dragons rest. ▸ American Crystal Sugar ▸ Bell Bank ▸ Blue Cross Blue Shield ▸ Border States Electric ▸ Cargill ▸ Dale Carnegie ▸ Department of Homeland Security ▸ Eide Bailly ▸ Essentia Health ▸ General Mills ▸ General Motors ▸ Hormel ▸ Memphis Grizzlies ▸ Microsoft ▸ Moore Engineering ▸ NASA ▸ Peace Corps

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▸ Public Schools (around the country!) ▸ Schwans ▸ Thrivent Financial ▸ US Bank ▸ USDA ▸ U.S. Food and Drug Administration ▸ U.S. Senate ▸ U.S. Small Business Administration ▸ Verizon ▸ Veterans Affairs Administration ▸ Walt Disney ▸ White Earth Tribal and Community College ▸ Xcel Energy

Fargo-Moorhead is growing, getting younger, more hip and energetic, which means a lot of job and internship opportunities for students, no matter what your interests. I encourage students to get involved in the community and use those connections as learning opportunities. – Andrew Jason, 2012, Mass Communications and Spanish; Editorial Director, Spotlight Media, Fargo, North Dakota


SAMPLE INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS Students get internships in all majors, from accounting to women’s and gender studies and everything in between. Internship placements often lead to full-time employment. ▸ Archway ▸ Bilfinger Westcon ▸ Bobcat/Doosan ▸ Carmichael Lynch ▸ Case New Holland ▸ Datacard Group ▸ Discovery Benefits ▸ Emerson Technologies ▸ Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks ▸ Fiebiger Swanson West & Co. ▸ Forum Communications ▸ Habitat for Humanity ▸ International Marketing Systems ▸ John Deere ▸ J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. ▸ McNeilus Steel Inc. ▸ Medtronics ▸ Moore Engineering ▸ Northwestern Mutual ▸ Polaris ▸ Sanford Health ▸ Target ▸ U.S. District Courts ▸ Vogel Law Firm ▸ Wells Fargo ▸ Widmer Roel

HERE ARE A FEW UNIVERSITIES WHERE ALUMNI HAVE ATTENDED GRADUATE SCHOOL ▸ Clemson University ▸ Creighton University ▸ Duke University ▸ Los Alamos National Laboratory ▸ Medical University of South Carolina ▸ Minnesota State University Mankato ▸ Minnesota State University Moorhead ▸ North Dakota State University ▸ Ohio University ▸ Purdue University ▸ Ross University School of Medicine ▸ Stanford University ▸ University of California, Los Angeles ▸ University of Florida ▸ University of Minnesota ▸ University of North Dakota ▸ University of Oregon ▸ University of Rhode Island ▸ University of South Carolina ▸ University of Wisconsin


Choose a major you are passionate about and participate in student organizations and school competitions. These are the biggest contributors to my success at MSUM.

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– Ryan Weihemuller, Construction Management; Brainerd, Minnesota

Begin THE DIALOGUE The best way to learn if MSUM is the right fit to begin your story is to visit. Many students already know about the great things happening here, but

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some are a little surprised at this robust and dynamic university nestled in Moorhead, Minnesota. We invite you to get to know us. Start by connecting with us on social media.

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Then, schedule your campus visit. We’ll make appointments with the people you want to talk to, whether it’s faculty, students, financial aid or admissions representatives.

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Can’t wait to start your tour? Check out the virtual tour at mnstate.edu/tour.

Freshmen Automatic Admission Criteria ▸ ACT score of 21 (SAT equivalent 1060) or above OR ▸ ACT score of 17-20 (SAT equivalent 920-1050) and EITHER: > High school class rank at 50th percentile or higher, or > High school GPA of 3.0 or higher

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Transfer Automatic Admission Criteria ▸ Completed a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter credits at a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative 2.0 GPA. ▸ If you have fewer than 24 semester or 36 quarter credits at a regionally accredited college or university at the time of application, you’ll need to submit your high school transcript and ACT or SAT score.


A NOVEL IDEA Investing in your future is not a novel idea, but it’s one that requires commitment and perseverance. And sometimes a little assistance. We are committed to being accessible to all and pledge to work diligently to help you and your family make your educational goals a reality. As one of the lowest priced residential universities in the area and across Minnesota, you get an outstanding value for your investment at MSUM.

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Choose a major you are passionate about and participate in student organizations and school competitions. These are the biggest contributors to my success at MSUM.

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– Ryan Weihemuller, Construction Management; Brainerd, Minnesota

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Leading TRANSFORMATION The best way to learn if MSUM is the right fit to begin your story is to visit. Many students knowBusiness about the great things happening Kaleenalready Krueger, Administration, Advertising andhere, Publicbut

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Relations, Analysis minor; Casselton, North Dakota some are a littleMedia surprised at this robust and dynamic university nestled in Kaleen had no idea We her life would beto so get positively changed Moorhead, Minnesota. invite you to know us. by the people, experiences and opportunities she has embraced as a Dragon.

Start by connecting with us on social media. MSUMoorhead “MSUM has transformed my life. I came in as a freshman completely different. I still have my core values and beliefs, but I’ve grown so much in how I connect with Then, schedule your campus visit. We’ll appointments with the people want others, develop relationships, andmake exhibit my leadership style,” Kaleenyou said. to talk to, whether it’s faculty, students, financial aid or admissions representatives. She excelled in campus leadership as Student Senate president, Students United board of directors, Collegiate DECA president, participant in two leadership Can’t wait to start your tour? Check out the virtual toura at mnstate.edu/tour. programs and a resident assistant. She encourages new students to try at least one thing they’re interested in.

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▸ ACTKaleen score of 21 (SAT equivalent 1060)new or above OR by participating in two study tours – found passion in exploring cultures one to Greece and Italy and another to China. “ItEITHER: was one of the best experiences I’ve ▸ ACT score of 17-20 (SAT equivalent 920-1050) and had in college. It completely changed my perspective and outlook on life.” > High school class rank at 50th percentile or higher, or combined diverse experiences will bring her back to MSUM for a > These High school GPAand of 3.0 or higher graduate degree in Educational Leadership.

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Transfer Automatic Admission Criteria “During my time as a student leader, I’ve discovered where my heart is at and that is ▸ Completed a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter representing and advocating for students,” Kaleencredits said. at a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

▸ If you have fewer than 24 semester or 36 quarter credits at a regionally accredited college or university at the time of application, need to submit your high Kaleen’s tip: Study abroadyou’ll or participate in National Student school transcript and ACT orIt SAT Exchange. givesscore. you a perspective on the world that MSUM cannot provide alone. Being able to truly appreciate our community and come back with a refreshed view of the world is incredible.

VIEWBOOK

2018-2019


MSU MOORHEAD

AT A GLANCE 6,019

146

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

MAJORS, EMPHASES & OPTIONS

39 %

61%

MALE STUDENTS

FEMALE STUDENTS

51

30

COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

STATES REPRESENTED

12.3%

6.9%

STUDENTS OF COLOR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


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