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Devinder Malhotra, Ph.D., Interim  President

Message from the President


Welcome to Metropolitan State, an exciting, dynamic, creative and inclusive landscape for learning. Our faculty and staff are committed to offering an innovative, personalized 21st-century educational experience that is responsive to the aspirations of our students, and the needs of the communities in which they will live and work after they graduate.

As Minnesota’s public urban university, we provide high-quality, affordable educational programs that meet the needs of all students, particularly worker learners across the Twin Cities region and the state of Minnesota. Here you will find a rich array of professional and liberal arts and sciences academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. As a leader in accredited online education we offer the courses and programs you need, and when and where you need them. 97 percent of our students come with prior learning, which they are able to transfer and dovetail to academic programs of their choice and a transformative educational experience.

At Metropolitan State, working adults, career-changers, busy executives, diverse urban populations, Peace Corps Volunteers, veterans and military families all find challenging programs that open doors to new life opportunities. Many students design their own bachelor’s degrees to support distinctive careers or demonstrate knowledge in their chosen field.

Pursue an extraordinary education at one of our four metro-area campuses, on a local two-year college campus or online, in a flexible, adaptable and academically rigorous environment. You will be pleased to learn that Metropolitan State is Minnesota’s most affordable university.

I urge you to visit choose.metrostate.edu to learn more about our programs and your options. Fill out the Information Request Form you find there or contact our Admissions office at 651-793-1302. Our dedicated Admissions staff will help you explore your goals and interests, answer your questions about financial aid options and help you begin your educational quest. You will learn why 12,000 students and 37,000 alumni believe Metropolitan State University, the place “where life and learning meet,” is Minnesota’s outstanding value in higher education. Stay a while, explore, and join an exciting academic community.

Devinder Malhotra, Ph.D.
Interim President
Metropolitan State University

Convocation Address August 18, 2014