Dec 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Redwine Honors Program

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Steve Garrison, Director

First established in 1964, the Redwine Honors Program offers high-achieving MSU students a challenging undergraduate learning experience, membership in an academic community, and opportunities to fully explore their passion for learning. Beginning with the Honors Creative Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Thinking course and continuing with Honors designated classes taught by innovative and dynamic faculty, the Redwine Honors Program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters students’ love for learning. Honors experiences and achievements prepare students for success and leadership in graduate and professional schools, in the job market, and as citizens of our global community.

To graduate with Honors Program distinction, students must successfully complete a minimum of eight courses designated as Honors Program courses and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. In addition to these curricular requirements, the Honors Program requires participation in a variety of enriching, co-curricular activities, such as professional conferences, field trips, community service, and a choice of undergraduate research projects, internships, or study abroad. Students must visit the Honors Program Office to be advised about their Honors curricular and co-curricular requirements.

The Redwine Honors Program also provides several forms of support for Honors education. These include three prestigious academic scholarships: the Redwine Presidential Scholarship ($7,500 annual), Redwine Honors Scholarship ($4,000 annual), and Redwine Scholar Scholarship ($2,000 annual). The program offers additional financial support for research presentations and study abroad, as well as an academic community that includes an on-campus Honors student lounge with access to study space, a copier, and kitchen. To further enhance honors education, the program offers Honors housing as a Living and Learning Program in Legacy Hall. Midwestern State University is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the regional Great Plains Honors Council. These affiliations broaden the scope of opportunities available for Honors students.

Admission to the Redwine Honors Program is competitive, and applicants are selected by the Honors Faculty Council. This process requires an online application form, a written essay, a letter of recommendation, a resume, and transcripts verifying AP/IB/dual-enrollment/transfer credit. Prospective applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements: high school graduation with an IB diploma or high school graduation in the top 25%. Incoming freshmen wishing to be considered for the Redwine Presidential Scholarship must have graduated from high school in the top 15%. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, additional alternative admission measures will be used to supplement SAT and ACT test scores for high school applicants. Under special circumstances, individuals may be granted provisional status based on relevant outstanding achievements. Continuing students, including transfer students, may apply to the Honors Program if they have at least 60 semester hours left to complete at MSU and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

The selection of Honors designated courses includes two required courses, MWSU 2003  and MWSU 4433 . See descriptions below.

For more information please contact the MSU Redwine Honors Program at (940) 397-4534, or


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