Midwestern State University

Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
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, Midwestern State prepares its graduates to embark upon their careers or pursue advanced study. 

About

History

Created in 1922 as Wichita Falls Junior College, the second municipal junior college in Texas, its earliest home was in Wichita Falls High School with which it shared both the building and faculty. Later, a legislative act and a vote of the people of Wichita Falls set up a separate tax district to support the junior college.

Education

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. 

Research

Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by one or more undergraduate students, with faculty guidance, that attempts to make an intellectual, creative, or applied contribution to one or more disciplines. Adopted in April 2013.

Career

  • American Chemical Society - Build Your Career - Lots of information on salary, ACS career sevices, programs and information, link to ACS-ChemJobs with classified ads, on-line resume services etc.
  • Career Pages at ChemistryJobs.com - Classified Ads including search capability.
  • Career Pages at ChemJobs.net - Classified ads with search capability, on-line resume services, career information
  • NSF undergraduate opportunities - NSF summer chem-related summer research programs - Summer Research Programs
  • Organicworldwide.net - Organic chemistry joblistings

Services

Housing services

Living on campus is affordable, convenient, and engaging. As a growing residential campus, MSU enjoys some of the best facilities and services in Texas public higher education.

ICT services

Midwestern State University's Information Technology department is located on our Wichita Falls campus, in the Memorial Building. We provide the following services:

  • Account creation, maintenance, and deletion
  • Audio/Visual Equipment, Setup, Recordings
  • Classroom Technology Quotes, Installation, Support
  • Computer/Printing Lab Management

Medical services

The Vinson Health Center endeavors to teach and learn, to heal and comfort, to embrace practicality and rationality, and to empower our campus community with self-sustaining health.

Student Life

Campus life

The MSU Campus Carry Task Force began work in September 2015 to develop and recommend policies to President Suzanne Shipley.  The task force submitted its recommendations March 28 following months of information gathering and deliberation. Dr. Shipley communicated with the campus community April 4 regarding her response to the proposed rules and made recommendations to the MSU Board of Regents in May.  The Board of Regents accepted and approved these recommendations with a slight modification in wording regarding gun storage.

Sports facilities

State-of-the-art fitness facilities, dedicated health and counseling services, and free community transportation options contribute to MSU’s ongoing commitment to students’ safety and well-being.

Student clubs

With more than 100 student organizations, a thriving Greek system, and frequent activities of a social, cultural, recreational, service, or leadership nature, MSU has something for everyone.

Accreditation

Midwestern State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's degrees.

Other Degrees