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Minnesota State University Moorhead Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Minnesota State University (MSU) offers 82 undergraduate majors with 64 emphases and 15 graduate program, and 38 certificate programs. The University recorded an acceptance rate of 60% for 2018 admissions. With an average class size of 23 students over 70% of the faculty holds the highest degree in their respective fields. MSU has a student-faculty ratio of 19:1.

  • With a total enrolment of 6000 full and part-time students, MSU enrolled 400+ international students in various programs from 58 countries across the globe.
  • Applicants can apply via the online application for graduate courses and a printed application for undergraduate courses.
  • Applications for admissions are accepted for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions.
  • Deadlines and application fee vary for both graduate and undergraduate courses.


Application PortalUG: International Student Undergraduate Admission Application
PG: Graduate Application Portal
Application feeUG: 20 USD
PG: 35 USD
Average ACT Score21
Average SAT Score1060
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SessionsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidGrants/Scholarships/Loans/Work opportunities

Minnesota State University Admission Deadline

Admission deadlines for applying to various undergraduate courses at Minnesota State University are as follows:

SpringNovember 15
FallJune 15

Minnesota State University International Students Admission

For an international student, the admission process at Minnesota University is as follows:

  • GPA score of 3 cumulative on the scale of 4 is required.
  • Submit the proof of financial ability such as official bank statement of 18,000 USD per year in U.S. funds.
  • Complete and sign the International student agreement form.
  • All the international applicants are required to purchase the University health insurance without any exception.
  • Submit proof of English proficiency by providing necessary documents.

English Language Proficiency Test Scores for International Students

All the International students starting at university are required to submit a minimum TOFEL and IELTS scores. The list of minimum scores required for international freshman applicants are mentioned below:

TestMinimum Score Required for UGMinimum Score Required for PG
TOEFL IBT6178-80

Minnesota State University Undergraduate Admissions

Admission requirements for International first year (freshman) regular students are mostly similar to the International student's admission process.

All undergraduate applicants need to submit the following documents to complete the admission process:

  • Submit the application for freshman admission.
  • Deposit 20 USD application fees.
  • Submit the proof of English proficiency score.
    • A minimum SAT score of 990 in the Math and Critical Reading sections.
  • All the official transcripts of college and secondary school.
  • Financial statements supporting sufficient bank funds.

Minnesota State University Graduate Admission

Due to the nature of some graduate programs, MSU only invites international students for specific programs. The English language requirements are the same for all programs.

Some of the programs that are available for international applicants at MSU are listed below:

CoursesApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
MBAFall/Summer: April 15
Spring: November 15
Official transcripts, GPA- 3.0, letter of intent, resume, 2 LORs and GMAT-500
MS in Accounting & FinanceFall: April 15
Spring: November 15
Baccalaureate degree in Accounting OR Finance from an accredited institution.
Official transcripts from all colleges attended, GPA- 3.0 or 3.25, letter of intent, 2 LORs and GMAT score- 550
MS in School PsychologyFall: February 1 (priority deadline)Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, official transcripts from all colleges attended,
GPA 3.0 or 3.25, letter of intent, resume, 3 LORs and GRE score.
MS in Speech-Language PathologyFall: February 1 (priority deadline)Baccalaureate degree in speech-language-hearing sciences or communication disorders,
official transcripts from all colleges attended, GPA- 3.0 or 3.25, letter of intent, 3 LORs and GRE score

All the international students are required to complete the program specific requirements other than completing the online application process. In addition, they also need to participate in a mandatory health screening test. Overall the admissions have been above average for 2018 admissions at MSU.

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