Academic Honors 

Dean’s List

The Dean’s list, published at the close of the fall and spring semesters, includes all students who are in a degree seeking status and have maintained a GPA of at least 3.25 for that semester while completing a minimum of 12 graded credits.

Graduation Honors

Students who complete at least 60 credits at MSUM and are candidates for baccalaureate degrees may graduate with the following honors:

  • Cum Laude, representing a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better;
  • Magna Cum Laude, 3.6 or better; and
  • Summa Cum Laude, 3.8 or better.

Such honors are computed only from the cumulative GPA at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Examination credits, AP, IB, and/or CLEP credits may not be counted toward the 60 credit total.

Such honors will only be granted with the initial MSUM baccalaureate degree. Subsequent completion of additional majors or degrees will not result in the granting of additional honors citations.

Transfer students who have enrolled for MSUM courses under the Tri-College University course exchange program may apply such MSUM courses to fulfill requirements for graduation with honors.

Some departments of study may award departmental honors to students who meet the requirements established by the departments.