Mountain State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: West Virginia


Mountain State University offers studies at both the undergraduate and master's degree levels, with academic programs focusing on high-demand professional fields as well as the humanities and sciences. Founded in 1933, MSU is a not-for-profit independent institution of higher education.

In addition to its primary campus in Beckley, W.Va., the University maintains three branch campuses: MSU Martinsburg, serving the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and the quad-state region; MSU Center Township, serving greater Pittsburgh; and MSU Orlando, serving central Florida. MSU offers selected programs at the Hickory Metro Higher Education Center in Hickory, N.C., at a variety of sites in West Virginia and through distance learning options.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5108
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 104

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 49:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

PO Box 9003
Beckley West Virginia 25802


Main Email:

Main Phone: 866-FOR-MSU1

Additional Campuses:
Mountain State University Orlando
151 S Wymore Rd, Suite 200
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Mountain State University Center Township
3468 Brodhead Rd, Suite A
Monaca, PA 15061

Mountain State University Martinsburg
University Center, 214 Viking Way
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Admissions Contact:
Enrollment Center

Transfer Services Contact:
Student Services

International Admissions Contact:
International Student Services

Athletics Contact:
Intercollegiate Athletics

Applying to Transfer

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High School Transcript Required?

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Varies by program

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Transfer students are required to complete at least 30 semester hours of coursework through MSU for a bachelor's degree, 18 hours for an associate degree, or 6 hours for a certificate. Other limits vary by program.

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$25 ($50 for international applicants)

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