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Minot State University is a 4-year public university located in Minot, North Dakota.

We are dedicated to excellence in education, scholarship, and community engagement achieved through rigorous academic experiences, active learning environments, commitment to public service, and a vibrant campus life.

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Who is Minot State University?

Originally established in 1913 as a two-year normal school devoted to preparing teachers for service in the prairie schools of northwestern North Dakota, Minot State University has evolved steadily to what it is today. Minot State University offers a wide array of undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and the professions, and graduate education in eight master’s programs and one specialist program. Minot State is an integral part of the state and region it serves, and its mission and purposes are linked inextricably to the needs, aspirations, and the commonwealth of the people of North Dakota.

Some places have taller buildings or more students, but Minot State thinks bigger. We promote a strong community, where your accomplishments matter. We focus on programs that take you further in life and create deeper connections with faculty to give you more confidence in and outside the classroom.

Where is Minot State University Located?

Minot State University campus is located in north central North Dakota in the city of Minot. 

Minot is the fourth largest city in North Dakota. With attractions such as the zoo and North Dakota state fair, a vibrant arts and cultural community, diverse in dining and shopping, multiple parks, and outdoor activities for every season, you will always have something to do and explore on or off campus.

Discover the magic of Minot at VisitMinot.org.

What Programs Does Minot State University Offer?

Minot State offers 100+ areas of Undergraduate Programs study plus 8 Graduate Programs and 7 Graduate Certificates. We strive to deliver high-quality education where, when, and how it is needed to a diverse, multi-generational student population. Minot State prepares students for the evolving social and technological challenges of the world. We empower our graduates with distinctive combination of professional expertise and broad-based education to support varied careers and productive lives.

Our students thrive through our small class sizes, dynamic learning environments, and the ability to work closely firth highly qualified professors. This inspires scholarship and creative activity among students, faculty, and staff.

Minot State’s programs fall under three different colleges:

What are my Study Options at Minot State University?

While we do have online classes available, as an International Student at Minot State your F-1 visa status would require as an undergraduate student to take at least 12 credits every fall and spring, and 9 of those must be face-to-face credits.

What Student Supports Do You Offer?

Minot State’s Academic Support Center (ASC) is a one-stop location for tutoring and academic assistance programs, including advising, access services, career services and more!

How Do I Apply?

You can apply to Minot State online!

For best consideration for admission be sure to submit your application by the following deadlines:

  • Fall semester (August start):
    Submit your application and all supporting documents by July 15.

  • Spring semester (January start):
    Submit your application and all supporting documents by November 15.