Minot State University (MSU or MiSU) is a four-year institution of higher learning in Minot, North Dakota Founded in 1913 as a normal school, Minot State University is the third-largest university in North Dakota, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Minot State University was founded in 1913 and has evolved from a normal school to a Carnegie Master’s I institution, despite the fact that study of a foreign language in not required for a BA . Three colleges comprise the university’s academic offerings: Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and Health Sciences. Nine master’s degrees and one education specialist degree are offered in such areas as communication disorders, management, and mathematics. There is a mix of liberal arts and professional programs offering more than 60 majors at the undergraduate level. MSU is a member of the North Dakota University System, which comprises eleven institutions representing doctoral, master, baccalaureate, and community colleges. The State Board of Higher Education consists of nine members and is the governing board of the System. Minot State University has a Board of Regents acting as an advisory board and champion for the institution. Minot State’s mascot is the beaver and the school colors are red and green (though Maroon has sometimes been used in the past). The campus newspaper is called the Red and Green.