General Information & Notifications

Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street, Marshall, MN 56258

General Information & Switchboard: (507) 537-7021
Toll-Free: (800) 642-0684
General University FAX Number: (507) 537-7154

The online Academic Catalog reports the status of curriculum as of August 1, 2020. It is our intention to provide resources relevant to the academic, extracurricular, and social lives of students.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material contained within this catalog as of the date posted. However, all policies, procedures, academic schedules, program information, and fees are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of the faculty, the University administration, the Minnesota State Board of Trustees or the Minnesota State Legislature without prior notification. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a legally binding contract between the student and the University. The information in this catalog is for use as an academic planning tool and is subject to change at any time. SMSU reserves the right to correct any inadvertent clerical, electronic, technological, or typographical errors herein.

Upon posting, all previous editions of the academic catalog are revoked.

In keeping with the University’s philosophy that students must assume the responsibility for their education, students must acquaint themselves with the policies, procedures, rules, regulations and academic requirements detailed in this online academic catalog, the Student Handbook and other official publications.

ADA/Section 504: Individuals with a disability who need this academic catalog information in an alternative format should call SMSU at (800) 642-0684 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at (800) 627-3529.

Our last audit by the Office of the Legislative Auditor is available on the OLA website The Minnesota State System financial statements are available on their website,

SMSU in Perspective

Welcome to SMSU

Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU has grown into a university of choice with high national rankings, producing scholars who become the leaders, thinkers, and entrepreneurs of the future.

For information about SMSU, visit our current fast facts page.

Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State system. ADA Accessible. Equal opportunity educator and employer.

Note: While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, SMSU reserves the right to correct any clerical errors herein. Also, you can submit feedback.