Murray State University

Murray State University (Murray State) is a public university, with the main campus located in the city of Murray, Kentucky, United States. There are also regional campuses located in Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah. Murray State offers over 40 master’s degree programs through 6 academic colleges and schools, including: College of Humanities and Fine Arts; College of Education and Human Services; the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, and the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
  • Average Tuition USD 20,811
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • Students 11,207
  • International Students 7%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 29,923
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

Murray State University (Murray State) is home to over 1,300 graduate students from 58 countries. Students can choose from a wide range of master’s degree programs, including Economic Development, Information Systems, School Counseling, Sustainability Science, and Occupational Safety and Health. The Murray State campus is home to well-equipped libraries, a Chemical Services Laboratory, and the Hancock Biological Station, among other research centers. Murray State’s Division of Student Affairs' ensures that students are provided with any kind of support they need, whether it’s educational, vocational, or psychological. Moreover, the Career Services at Murray State provide one-on-one career guidance, organize workshops, and help students find job placements. The service also operates an online career management platform, Handshake, to help search for and apply to jobs. All students at Murray State are offered on-campus accommodation in one of the 9 residential halls available. Murray State graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in various fields. A few notable alumni include: James Singleton, a basketball player; Jude Deveraux, a novelist; and William Earl Brown, a screenwriter and actor.
  • 01Murray Kentucky "Friendliest Small Town in America" -USA Today Newspaper
  • 02Safe Community-Recognized by National Safety Council as a community committed to the safety of its citizens and students
  • 03Affordable cost of Attendance- lots of options offered!

Master Programs

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    Agriculture

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Agriculture provides a concentration in either Agricultural Science or Agricultural Education. This program gives students the personal attention more
  • 102 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071, USA

    Applied Engineering and Technology Management

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Department of Industrial and Engineering Technology offers the Master of Science degree in Applied Engineering and Technology Management. This degree is designed for more
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    Biology

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Biology program prepares students to assume an active career in teaching and/or research or to pursue further graduate studies. Research strengths more
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    Business Administration

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behav more
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    Chemistry

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science graduate program in Chemistry prepares students for further academic work or for immediate employment in the chemical industry. Students gain more
  • 102 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071, USA

    Clinical Psychology

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Clinical Psychology graduate program is accredited by the Master’s in Psychology Accreditation Council and prepares students for certification to practice psychology. more
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    Creative Writing

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing facilitates the creative and professional growth of writers and offers the necessary academic credentials for a writer to teach more
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    Economic Development

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Economic Development will prepare students to work in the field of local and regional economic development. Students will gain both classroom more
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    Economics

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    Students in this program can either complete a traditional M.S. degree in Economics or can concentrate on completing a Finance option. The degree is designed to assist more
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    Education

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
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    Elementary Education - Teacher Leader

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    This Master of Arts degree program is designed to fulfill course requirements for Rank II classification. Applicants must hold an Early Elementary (K-4, P-5, 1-8) Provisional more
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    English

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Arts in English has multiple tracks that allow students to specialize. The Literature track is designed primarily for students planning to pursue advanced more
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    Geosciences

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Department of Geosciences offers a Master of Science degree in Geosciences. Students choose the thesis or the non-thesis option. Four concentrations are offered for the more
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    History

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Arts program in History offers advanced study in American and Modern European History, complemented by offerings in non-Western History, to qualified students more
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    Human Development and Leadership

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Human Development and Leadership (HDL) is designed to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of professionals. Courses focus on understanding human more
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    Human Development and Leadership

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Human Development and Leadership program trains students to work in a very wide range of careers. They work in the non-profit area, for colleges more
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    Information Systems

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Information Systems prepares individuals for management careers in the vast and growing field of information systems. This field includes such diverse more
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    Mass Communications

    USD 19,542 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Arts or Master of Science in Mass Communication program prepares graduate students for positions in mass communications and research, provides a foundation more
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    Mathematics

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    he Master of Science and Master of Arts in Mathematics degrees are designed to provide students with the opportunity to study graduate-level mathematics so that they may more
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    Middle School Education - Teacher Leader

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    Students must hold a Middle School (5-8, 5-9) Provisional Certificate or its equivalent to be eligible for this graduate Teacher Leader program. To complete the program and more
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    Music Education

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Music Education degree program is designed to help develop the candidate's qualities of professional leadership. The curriculum is planned to emphasize the investigation more
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    Nonprofit Leadership Studies

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership Studies is designed to prepare individuals for leadership roles and functions in mission-driven nonprofit sector organizations more
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    Occupational Safety and Health

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health provides the philosophical, scientific, and technical knowledge required of individuals seeking professional management more
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    Organizational Communication

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Arts and Master of Science in Organizational Communication prepares students for effective membership, humane management, and prudent leadership in organizations. more
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    Postsecondary Education Administration

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Arts in Postsecondary Education Administration (PSE) prepares emerging leaders to become transformational practitioners of higher education and student affairs more
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    Psychology

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The primary objective of the program in General Psychology is to provide a period of graduate study during which students gain knowledge and skills necessary to seek more
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    Public Administration

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Masters of Public Administration program provides education and training for professional careers in government agencies and non-profit organizations. It is a great way to more
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    School Counseling

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The MSU Counseling Program is committed to a full counseling education experience for students, including knowledge, skills and personal development in an evolving more
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    Secondary Education - Teacher Leader

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    If your goal is to become a secondary teacher, you will have an opportunity to touch many lives throughout your career. The effect you will have is far reaching. You can cho more
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    Special Education - Teacher Leader

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed for individuals certified in learning and behavior disorders.  

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    Speech - Language Pathology

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master's of Science in Speech-Language Pathology includes graduate course work and multiple clinical practicum experiences each semester. These experiences include more
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    Sustainability Science

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Sustainability Science program is an interdisciplinary exploration of sustainability issues related to science, appealing to students with interests more
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    Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    This Masters program provides the educational skills to teach English to students whose first language is in another language. This program includes courses in applied more
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    Telecommunications Systems Management

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Telecommunications Systems Management program learn how to manage technology and telecommunications technology. This unique combination of skills more
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    Watershed Science

    USD 20,811 Tuition Fee
    The Master of Science in Watershed Science is organized as an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a unique approach to Watershed Science. The program is more

Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 624
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 598

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 71
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 286
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 400

Accreditations

    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    Murray State offers international students a range of merit-based scholarships, including the International Leadership, and the Murray State University Scholarships.

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    Other Information

    Established in 1922

    Other

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    102 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071, USA

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      • Testimony
        1997-1999, Master of Arts

        Fantastic Master's Program in Recreation

        Murray State offered a very hands-on curriculum in Recreation and Natural Resource Management at the Master's level; very well grounded in fieldwork, and great faculty.

      • Testimony
        2001-2006, B.S.

        Beautiful Campus, Great People, and a great education

        I attended Murray State University with a degree in Organizational Communication. My time there was a great experience and I took away a deeper knowledge of business practices, a greater understanding of myself, and deep respect for people from many different backgrounds. Southern Hospitality with a passion for excellence in education makes Murray State a top pick. The lessons and experiences I gained at Murray State still help me to this day.

      • Testimony
        2000-2004, BS

        A Quality Education with Excellent Faculty and Staff

        I am proud to have graduated in Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM) at Murray State. This program is truly one-of-a-kind. Almost all of the faculty have worked in the industry prior to their tenure at MSU. This was an immense strength that helped prepare me for the real world. Rather than being education by faculty that only teach from a book, I was given practical, hands-on knowledge that prepared me for the work force from day one. Many of the things I learned at MSU I still use on a daily basis.