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MSU is committed to uplifting humanity, preserving the history and culture of the noble Washitaw-Choctaw Indians who existed since time immemorial, and assisting students with letting their freedom ring by creating success both professionally and throughout their lives. MSU teaches students that thriving means access to vast education that inspires students to be learners of the universe, with the capability to learn all things at all times in the classroom, once graduated and during the lifetime of their careers. This MSU approach is essential for students to adapt in a rapidly changing world where new laws, technology, and careers are ever evolving and emerging.

Moorish State University



Johnny Ray Walls-Bey

Chieftain Walls-Bey is of Washitaw-Choctaw Indian descent and a direct descendant of Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. In 2016 Chieftain Walls-Bey was appointed Chieftain, National Director and Chief Counsel for Bureau of Moorish Affairs, Washitaw-Choctaw Indian Band of Arizona and is responsible for Washitaw-Choctaw Affairs across the nation (Uaxashaktun de Dugdahmoundyah Empire). He serves as the Board of Director for the Tribal Council.

BIA Senior Instructor and Dean

Lana Cantrell

In 2015 Ms. Lana Cantrell Founded and developed a program for individuals who desired to become professional barbers, named Barber Intelligence Program. She would later go on to found and develop the "Love your Texture" organization and program which educates foster parents on hair products and the styling of all hair textures. In 2018 Ms. Cantrell ushered the first State approved Barber Apprentice Program, that allows students to be compensated while they receive their education. Ms. Lana Cantrell is a devoted foster parent , community leader, and strong advocate of education.


  • Why should I attend Moorish State University?

    MSU is the only University where students will begin to familiarize and internalize law and procedures in a practical way.

  • How long will it take me to complete courses at MSU?

    The courses at MSU are designed for all styles of learning. Students are able to move at their own pace to ensure each student is learning based on his/her's own unique way.

  • Does the Moorish State University assist students with the Naturalization Process?

    Yes, MSU is the only university that is approaching the Naturalization process on a practical bases. Our classes are designed to assist students with knowing legality and procedures to ensure competency in their personal and professional affairs.

  • Is the Barber Intelligence Program being offered at MSU?

    Yes, the Barber Intelligence Program is being offered at Moorish State University.

  • Who is eligible for the Barber Intelligence Program?

    Veterans and their eligible dependents are eligible for enrolling in this training and education program.

  • Is the Barber Intelligence Program part of the Veterans Affairs?

    Yes, The Barber Intelligence Program is a United States Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits program in the State of Arizona, in accordance with Section 3687, Title 38, United States Code.

  • Is Barber Intelligence Program a State Approved Program?

    Yes, Barber Intelligence Program thru the Moorish State University is an approved program based on the Arizona Apprenticeship Office, Program No. 2018-AZ-71835, provisions of Title 10 and 38, U.S.C., and on the standards of Arizona State Approving Agency (Arizona Department of Veterans Services)

  • What are the requirements to become an enrolled member of the Washitaw Choctaw Indian Moor Tribe? When should I apply to MSU?

    To complete the Tribal enrollment process every student must complete all required Course. MSU uses a rolling admission process that allows for flexible time frame. MSU typically recommends that students start their steps for enrolling in December and January. It may take a few weeks to receive a full admission decision once all requested materials are received. Although there are no "hard" deadlines to apply to MSU, there are a few priority dates to keep in mind for students who would like to maximize their opportunity for financial aid.

  • What are the required Course at MSU? and is the MSU connected or affiliated with any other so called Moorish Sec or Moorish Science Temple(s)?

    The required courses of MSU are Introduction to MSU Course, Be it known and enacted Course, A Divine Warning Course, Nationality and Naturalization Course. These courses are all mandatory courses no matter what courses students choose to enroll in. The Moorish State University, Bureau of Moorish Affairs, Washitaw Choctaw Indian Moor Tribe, and Uaxashaktun de Dugdahmoundyah Empire are not associated, affiliated or represent any other so called Moorish Sec, Sovereign Citizen Group or Movement. MSU is not a Sovereign Citizen Group, we are an educational institution of the Washitaw Choctaw Indian Tribe and the Uaxashaktun de Dugdahmoundyah Empire.

Freedom Starts Here!

The MSU experience will be unlike anyone else's, as you'll have access to tools and opportunities that enable you to customize your university and life's journey in letting your FREEDOM RING. It's how you learn, what you study and how you take advantage of your downtime, which will show you that you'll be in charge of it all.