Minot State University (MSU or MiSU) is a four-year institution of higher learning in Minot, North Dakota. Minot (ˈmaɪnɒt) is a city located in north central North Dakota in the United States. Founded in 1913 as a normal school, Minot State University is the third-largest public university in North Dakota, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common normal school was a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers North Dakota ( is a state located in the Midwestern and Western regions of the United States of America.
Minot State University's mascot is the Beaver. The American Beaver ( Castor canadensis) is a large semi-aquatic Rodent native to Canada, much of the United States, and parts of northern The school colors are Red and Green (though occasionally Maroon and/or White trim is used). The campus newspaper is called the Red and Green.
Minot State University awards undergraduate degrees in 49 courses of study, and graduate degrees in 10 fields of study.
MSU is composed of four main academic divisions:
MSU was established in 1913 as Minot State Teacher's College, a two-year normal school devoted to preparing teachers for service in northwestern North Dakota. Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common normal school was a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers North Dakota ( is a state located in the Midwestern and Western regions of the United States of America. In 1924, the institution began issuing baccalaureate degrees. Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Over time, the range of academic offerings expanded. In 1964, the school’s name was changed to Minot State College, and in 1987 to Minot State University. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar)
Minot State University athletics compete in the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) which is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Minot State Beavers is the name of the athletic teams of Minot State University (MSU which is located in the city of Minot North Dakota. History The Dakota Athletic Conference was formed from a merger between the North Dakota College Athletic Conference and the South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics ( NAIA) seeks to fully integrate life academics sport and fitness into the higher education environment
MSU's sports program offers both men's and women's basketball, cross country, indoor/outdoor track and field, and golf, as well as men's football and baseball, and women's volleyball and fastpitch softball.
The Minot State University Beavers won NAIA National Championships in Men's Cross Country in 2002 and 2003, the only team national championships in the school's history. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
Minot State University is also home of the Minot State Beavers Hockey team, who play within the American College Hockey Association (ACHA).
Campus facilities include an amphitheatre, indoor theatre, recital hall, the Gordon B. Olson library, a football field, and the MSU Dome arena. MSU Dome is a 10000-seat multi-purpose Arena on 11th Ave NW in Minot North Dakota. The Student Union includes a bookstore, convenience store, dining center, and lounge areas. MSU has five student residence halls and two apartment complexes.