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Academic and Student Affairs

Academic and Student Affairs (ASA) at Metropolitan State University comprises all of the academic programs and programs that provide many kinds of support for students and faculty to enhance learning experiences.  

ASA leaders are committed to working with faculty, staff, and students to ensure quality academic programs, student success, equitable learning and working environments, and strong community engagement.

ASA promotes relevant and engaging student learning and encourages students in pursuit of their studies while maintaining a school/work/family balance.   

College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts houses the programs in humanities, social sciences, communications and the arts.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The college promotes educational advancement through uniquely designed programs, community partnerships, scholarly activities, and academic excellence.

College of Sciences

Founded in 2016 as a stand-alone college, COS provides a broad range of programs in mathematics, computer science and the laboratory sciences.

School of Urban Education

The School of Urban Education prepares prospective teachers who can build on the talents and resiliency of diverse urban learners for success in school and life.

Library and Information Services

Library and Information Services exists to fulfill the information needs and foster the intellectual growth of the Metropolitan State University community.

Center for Educational Innovation

The Center for Educational Innovation develops, provides and supports educational innovations at Metropolitan State University.

Student Success

Student Success strives to serve students at their point of need by offering a variety of academic and other support services.

College of Individualized Studies

The mission of the college is to serve students who want to assume authority over and responsibility for their own educations.

College of Management

College of Management offers student-centered undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area and beyond.

College of Community Studies and Public Affairs

Our mission is to prepare students with broad liberal arts education, research abilities and 21st century career readiness skills so they can have a meaningful impact.

Academic and Student Affairs

Academic and Student Affairs is comprised of all of the academic programs and programs that provide many kinds of support to enhance learning experiences.

Human Subjects Review Board

The HSRB protects the rights of participants in research affiliated with the university.


Learn more about Metropolitan State University's accreditation, as well as program specific accreditation.