Jun 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.
American Alliance of Museums
American Chemical Society
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Council on Social Work Education
Division of Educator Certification Standards of the Texas Education Agency
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Association of Schools of Music
National Association of Schools of Theatre


American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Amigos Library Services
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Association of Collegiate Educators in Radiologic Technology
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions
Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication
Association of Teacher Educators
Association of Texas Graduate Schools
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International
College Art Association
College Broadcasters, Inc.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Council for Exceptional Children
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
Council of Undergraduate Research
Ex Libris Users of North America
National League for Nursing
National Scholastic Press Association
Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication
Texas Association of Broadcasters
Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Texas Association of Music Schools
Texas Association of Schools of Art
Texas Centers for Educational Partnerships
Texas Consortium for Educational Telecommunications
Texas Educational Theatre Association
Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
Texas International Education Consortium
Texas Library Association
Texas Society of Allied Health Professions
The College Board
United States Institute of Theatre Technology

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.

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.