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About the School:

Metropolitan State University is a public institution that was founded in 1971. It is also a member of the Minnesota State higher education system. Admission to this university is considered competitive, with an acceptance rate of 56%. It has a gender distribution of 59% female and 41% male students. The top 10 majors offered by MSU are individualized studies, psychology, MANE BSN, business administration, accounting, human services, computer science, social work, alcohol & drug counseling, and criminal justice.

Online Presence:

The university offers fully online academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, including various certification programs. To see the full list, visit their degree programs page.

Currently available undergraduate programs:

  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (BA)
  • Dental Hygiene (BS-Completion Program)
  • Finance (BS)
  • Health System Studies (BS)
  • Human Resource Management (BS)
  • Individualized Studies (BA)
  • Law Enforcement (BS) for licensed peace officers
  • Management (BS)
  • Marketing (BS)
  • Nursing RN-BSN (BS-Completion Program, one clinical experience required)
  • Organizational Administration (BAS)
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management (BS)

Currently available graduate programs:

  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management (MNLM)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration (MPNA)
  • Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MS in MIS)

Laptop Programs:

Metropolitan State University provides loaned laptops to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students who need them to complete their academic programs. These are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible, you need to be a registered student and need to have at least one credit-bearing course. Also, you need to be in good financial standing with the university. To know more about the program, visit the Student Laptop Loaner Program page.


Metropolitan State University has accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

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