What is Model United Nations?

Model United Nations is a simulation of the United Nations in which students role play the diplomats and ambassadors to the United Nations from a particular country. Each student team represents an assigned country and represents that country’s interests in committee meetings on topics such as non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, climate change, global development, refugee policy, or global health. The goal of Model UN is to serve as strong representatives of the assigned country and work as a team to advance that country’s agenda in each simulated UN committee.

MSU Texas students attend the National Model United Nations conference (link to nmun.org) in New York City each spring, which attracts over 5000 college students from around the world. It’s hands on, experiential learning that fosters leadership and prepares students for post-graduate careers by learning to compete at the highest levels against some of the best students in the world.

In Model United Nations, students develop skills in:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Global Policy Analysis and Development
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Collaboration and Cooperation
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Policy Writing
  • Teamwork
  • Intercultural Communication

The MSU Texas Team

The MSU Texas Model UN Team is highly competitive and selective. There are currently 19 team members, representing all 6 colleges at MSU with majors ranging from Accounting and Pre-med to Political Science and Spanish. Team members are high achieving students at MSU. The team GPA average is 3.7. They are also outstanding campus leaders, regularly winning multiple campus outstanding student awards, as well as holding leadership positions campus organizations and student government.

Model UN Team Awards

The MSU Texas Model UN Team has won multiple awards as a delegation and for position papers.

Where are they now?

Model UN team members have gone on to do amazing things. Since the team began in 2013, here are what alumni are doing now.

Public Sector Careers

Private Sector Careers

Post-Graduate Education

US Congressional Staff

International Trade Consulting

Law School

US Naval Intelligence

Radiological Technology

Medical School

Teaching:

Elementary

Middle School

High School

College

Public Relations


Marketing

 

Social Media Management

MA Programs:

Global Policy

International Affairs

Political Science

Speech Pathology

 

Oil and Energy

PhD Program: Comparative Literature

 

Attorneys

MBA Programs

 

 

Apply for the Team

Model UN is a year-long endeavor. The team meets at least once a week each fall and spring semester to prepare for the competition. Additional meetings on evenings and/or weekends may be required periodically. Team members must be able to manage all their commitments and maintain academic excellence. To apply, you must be a current undergraduate student at MSU and have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply.

Download the application here.

Turn in the form to:

MSU Department of Political Science, O’Donohoe 202

 

Meet the Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Linda Veazey, Chair of Political Science

Dr. Steve Garrison, Director of the MSU Redwine Honors Program