Oct 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

University Information



Our Mission

Midwestern State University is a leading public liberal arts university committed to providing students with rigorous undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and the professions. Through an emphasis upon teaching, augmented by the opportunity for students to engage in research and creative activities alongside faculty and to participate in co-curricular and service programs, Midwestern State prepares its graduates to embark upon their careers or pursue advanced study. The university’s undergraduate education is based upon a comprehensive arts and sciences core curriculum. The understanding that students gain of themselves, others, and the social and natural world prepares them to contribute constructively to society through their work and through their private lives.

Our Values

Excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and artistic production
Intellectual curiosity and integrity
Critical thinking
Emotional and physical well-being
Mutual respect, civility, and cooperation
Social justice
Civic service Stewardship of the environment, and of financial and human resources
A safe, attractive, and well-designed campus

University Accreditation and Membership

Midwestern State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Midwestern State University. Other accreditations and memberships are listed below.

ACCREDITATION Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
  Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council
  State Board for Educator Certification
   
MEMBERSHIP American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  Amigos Library Services
  Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals
  Association of Teacher Educators
  Association of Texas Graduate Schools
  Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program
  Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
  Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  Council of Graduate Schools
  Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
  Ex Libris Users of North America
  National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  National League for Nursing
  National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
  Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  Texas Centers for Educational Partnerships
  Texas Consortium for Educational Telecommunications
  Texas International Education Consortium
  Texas Library Association
  The College Board

Moffett Library

Moffett Library, named in honor of the late State Senator George Moffett, is housed in a three-story building completed in 1964. A major addition and renovation were completed in 1986, followed by a renovation and repurposing of the space in 2019. The library has technology enhanced individual and group study rooms, a computer lab, and open study space. On display in the Special Collections Room is the Nolan A. Moore III Heritage of Print Collection. The Special Collections Room also has MSU Texas Archives, faculty papers, and other rare materials. Tutoring and Academic Support Programs is located on the first floor of the library and provides drop-in tutoring support for most core classes, supplemental instruction, and first-year seminars.

Moffett Library has numerous online databases and resources, as well as media equipment for check-out. Users can search the library’s online catalog for books, media items, and journal articles simultaneously. For research materials that are not available at Moffett Library, the Interlibrary Loan department offers document delivery and the ability to check out items from participating libraries.

For access to Moffett Library’s homepage and resources go to: https://msutexas.edu/library.

International Programs

Midwestern State University is committed to providing study-abroad opportunities for all students, whether graduate or undergraduate. To facilitate international study, the Global Education Office has been established with the expressed objective of providing support for any student who wishes to study in an international setting. Scholarships and financial aid have been set up specifically to offset a student’s study-abroad expenses. Necessary documentation and mandatory orientations for all study-abroad students ensure that each student’s experience will not be interrupted unnecessarily. Additionally, each study-abroad program is committed to academic excellence as well as to the standards set forth by the University. All international classes have rigorous requirements and offer the kind of intellectual stimuli usually found in honors courses.

For more information, please contact the Global Education Office at (940) 397- 4038 or http://www.msutexas.edu/academics/studyabroad.

Intensive English Language Institute

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) offers intensive courses of English language instruction to English Language Learners (ELL) who want to increase their English language proficiency for personal, academic, or professional reasons. The IELI’s academic program is divided into three levels. Each level’s curriculum includes a combination of grammar, listening, speaking, writing, pronunciation, vocabulary, and reading. The IELI’s courses are available to fulltime ELL (F-1, J-1 visa) students and to other members of the Wichita Falls community who wish to enhance their English language skills. Graduate and undergraduate Midwestern State University students who wish to improve their English language skills may enroll in English language courses through the IELI before or during attending the university.

The purpose of the IELI curriculum is to provide quality instruction in English, develop academic skills, and provide exposure to American culture for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and language experiences. Courses are primarily content-based and help prepare students for university studies, life in the United States, and/or work in the American business community.

Admission to the IELI does not constitute admission to the University for purposes of enrolling in courses for academic credit.

Office of Marketing and Public Information

Official University news, except athletic news, is released through the Office of Marketing and Public Information. The office also assists media scheduling interviews and providing professional resources on current topics.  Additionally, the office approves all University marketing and advertising and oversees the University Webmaster, University Print Shop, and the University’s licensing program.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Midwestern State University strives to create and actively promote a welcoming campus environment to recruit, enroll, retain, hire, and support a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Midwestern State University is committed to providing an environment of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

In accordance with federal and state laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, veteran’s status, disability, or citizenship. Retaliation against individuals who in good faith report a claim of discrimination or otherwise oppose discriminatory actions will not be tolerated.

Questions or concerns may be directed to one or more of the following resources:

Human Resources Department
Director of Human Resources
Hardin Administration Building, Room 210
(940) 397-4221

Title IX Office
Director and Coordinator of Title IX
Vinson Health Center, Room H-136
(940) 397-4213

Disability Support Services
Director of Disability Support Services
Clark Student Center, Room 168
(940) 397-4140

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
Email: ocr@ed.gov
(800) 421-3481

Student Right to Know

Graduation rates for undergraduates may be found at https://msutexas.edu//institutional-effectiveness/institutional-data.php. Graduation rates for graduate students are available in the Office of the Director of Institutional Effectiveness.

Campus Security Act (Clery Act)

The campus crime statistics may be reviewed at the University Police Office or online at https://msutexas.edu/police/_assets/files/clery-report.pdf.  

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Effective January 1, 2012, all Texas colleges and universities, including Midwestern State University, are required by Texas Senate Bill 1107 to collect documentation of the bacterial meningitis vaccination status for all first-time, former, and transfer students. The vaccination must have been received at least 10 days before the beginning of classes. Students who received the bacterial meningitis vaccination more than 5 years ago will need to be re-vaccinated. There are certain conditions where the vaccination will not be required. For more information, visit http://msutexas.edu/healthcenter/bacterial-meningitis.