Murray State University

Introduction

Location

Murray, Kentucky, USA 186 kilometers from Nashville, Tennessee

Affordable Tuition

$15,712 per year for undergraduate students

$18,444 per year for graduate students

Public University Founded in 1922

Over 90 years of experience in higher education

Student Enrollment

11,166 students from the United States and 68 countries

Academic Programs

118 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels

Small Class Sizes

16 to 1 student faculty ratio

National Rankings

US News: 9th Ranked Public, Regional University

in the South

Forbes: America’s Top Colleges

Campus Life

200 Student Organizations, 8 Residence Halls, and

4 on-campus dining options

Sports

NCAA Division I sports teams, along with club and intramural teams

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in Agriculture

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Murray

The purpose of this degree is to provide an opportunity for professional agricultural personnel to obtain an education at the graduate level or to prepare for terminal degree work at the doctoral level. [+]

Master in Agriculture The School of Agriculture offers a Master of Science program degree. The purpose of this degree is to provide an opportunity for professional agricultural personnel to obtain an education at the graduate level or to prepare for terminal degree work at the doctoral level. Faculty advisers assist students in planning an appropriate course of study to meet their individual goals and to assure a balanced program. [-]

Master in Applied Engineering and Technology Management

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Murray

This program is designed for people wanting to further their knowledge of industrial management, leadership, and technology. [+]

Master in Applied Engineering and Technology Management This program is designed for people wanting to further their knowledge of industrial management, leadership, and technology. The program is intended for students having backgrounds in technology, engineering, science, or business management. Other backgrounds will be considered as long as the students have taken sufficient mathematics. Most graduates find employment in manufacturing or chemical processing industries. Core Courses (Required, 18 credit hours) CET 682 Industrial Ecology IET 684 Engineering Economic Analysis IET 687 Quality Control IET 691 Industrial Operations IET 693 Systems Management Technology IET 695 Industrial Supervision Typically, CET 682, IET 684, IET 691, and IET 693 are offered in the Fall semester, and IET 687 and IET 695 are offered in the Spring semester on campus. No core classes are offered in Summer semester. IET 687 requires an introductory background in statistical analysis. Students without an undergraduate statistics course are encouraged to take MAT 135, CIS 243, or an equivalent course before taking IET 687. On line courses are available through an agreement with WKU, EKU, and Morehead State that will substitute for many of the core courses. Contact the AETM program coordinator if you need to take one of these classes. Some courses from these other universities can also be counted as electives. Electives (12 credit hours minimum) Electives may be taken over a wide range of categories. Elective courses are the student’s choice based on career interests, course availability, and satisfaction of any prerequisites. The choices must be approved by your advisor as a part of the program of study. HDL courses, e.g. HDL 660, HDL 670, and HDL 692 are recommended. Students also take a variety of COM courses. Students with a technical or science background or an interest in environmental management can take CET 655 and CET 681. Presently, AETM students are typically not allowed to take courses with the following prefixes, regardless of academic background: ACC, BPA, CIS, FIN, MGT, and MKT. Enrollment in TSM courses is currently restricted to after the TSM students have enrolled. Independent study, special problems, workshop, and similar courses will only be allowed in special circumstances as approved by your advisor and the course instructor. [-]

MSc

Master in Telecommunications Systems Management

Online Full time September 2016 USA Murray

This program emphasizes the of use project management techniques involving the technical, financial, and managerial aspects of developing an integrated communications network solution. [+]

Master in Telecommunications Systems Management Kentucky’s only Program of Distinction of its kind and is one of few in the nation. The program is offered online and students must complete ten graduate courses (30 credit hours) broken into 24 hours of required courses (8 courses) and six hours of electives (2 courses). The flow chart below shows how the core courses work together to develop the competencies of the TSM graduate. TSM 680 is the capstone course for the M.S. in TSM. This program emphasizes the of use project management techniques involving the technical, financial, and managerial aspects of developing an integrated communications network solution that meets voice, data and video requirements. This graduate program is offered completely on-line as well as on the MSU campus. This will provide the flexibility for you in the work place to participate in this graduate program wherever you are. Career outlook Graduates of the TSM Program are in very high demand. With the skills learned in this program, students are equipped to handle careers in any of the following technical fields. Typical Job Titles: Systems Engineer Network Security Specialist Telecommunications Project Manager E-Commerce Developer Telecommunications Analyst Telecommunications Systems Manager Network Analyst and Designer Data Network Supervisor Local Area/Wide Area Network Support Specialist Systems Security Administrator Computer Network Manager Technical/Business Computer Specialist Curriculum TSM Required Courses (24 hrs.) To graduate from the TSM graduate program, all students must take the following 8 graduate courses (24 hours) and an extra two electives (6 hours). See electives listed below. It is a 30 credit-hour program. Note: ACC 604 and MGT 651 have prerequisites that are not included in the 30 hours. TSM 601: Telecommunications Principles TSM 602: Telecommunications Systems TSM 603: Telecommunications Project Management TSM 610: Telecommunications Networks Management TSM 630: Telecommunications Legal Environment: Law, Policy and Regulation TSM 680: Telecommunications Solution Development ACC 604: Quantitative Financial Controls (ACC 490) MGT 651: Seminar in Organizational Behavior (MGT 350) TSM Electives (6 hrs.) In addition to the required courses, students take two of the following Check current catalog (available online) for description and prerequisites ACC 608: Accounting Information Systems CIS 507: Fundamentals of Distributed Database Applications CIS 609: Data Warehousing and Data Mining CIS 645: Decision Support and Expert Systems CIS 646: A Manager's Guide to Database CIS 647: Systems Analysis and Design for End User/Manager ECO 625: Managerial Economics FIN 612: Capital Investment Analysis MKT 667: Marketing Planning and Application MKT 675: Marketing Applications in E-Business MKT 685: Business Geographics for Managers TSM 670: Applications Programming TSM 688: Telecommunications Systems Practicum [-]

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Murray

We have more core courses than any comparable program in the region – yet it is only 30 credit hours long. You will find extensive use of industry standard software. [+]

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) Why MSIS at Murray State? We have more core courses than any comparable program in the region – yet it is only 30 credit hours long. You will find extensive use of industry standard software. Can be completed in 15 months if you have IT and business background. The education is affordable. Most international students get discounts on tuition fees. The core courses can be completed either through satellite campuses (at Paducah, Hopkinsville, Henderson, and Madisonville) or via web-enhanced online method. U.S. News America's Best Colleges ranked Murray State the best master's college in Kentucky. Murray outranks all Kentucky public universities in “graduate and alumni satisfaction”. Murray is a safe, family-oriented community. The program is AACSB accredited and its CIP code is 11.0103. Effective Fall 2013, Murray State has been accepted as a University Alliance partner with SAP. This opens MANY doors for our graduates. Our curriculum is being tweaked to take advantage of this powerful enterprise-class software. Students will now get hands-on experience working with SAP in selected courses. [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years May 2016 USA Murray + 1 more

The curriculum of the Murray State University <strong>Master of Arts Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)</strong> is based on guidelines developed by TESOL, an international professional organization, and on recognized programs at other institutions. It features instruction and experiences that contribute directly to competencies in linguistics, language pedagogy, assessment, and culture. [+]

Program Overview The curriculum of the Murray State University Master of Arts Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is based on guidelines developed by TESOL, an international professional organization, and on recognized programs at other institutions. It features instruction and experiences that contribute directly to competencies in linguistics, language pedagogy, assessment, and culture. The MA in TESOL is offered by the Department of English and Philosophy of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. Doctorally-prepared faculty in linguistics, second-language teaching, and related fields serve as the program's instructors. The TESOL Advisory Committee is made up of the TESOL program director, the chair of English and Philosophy, and the TESOL faculty. Programs The MA TESOL program offers on-campus/off-campus courses of study for applicants. Students can select a program of study to suit their individual schedules. The four options are: - Traditional or two-year MA curriculum - Online MA - ESL Endorsement for Kentucky teachers (online/on-campus) Employment Opportunities The MA in TESOL is the recognized teaching degree in English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, a field that has shown phenomenal growth in recent years. This degree is regularly cited in position announcements for: - Community college and university teaching positions in pre-college English programs for international students - Industry positions in training programs for non-English speaking employees - Positions to teach English in secondary schools and colleges all over the world The Murray State program collects information about internship and employment opportunities and makes it available to program participants. The credit-bearing internship experience required of all students at the end of the program can in many cases be an actual paid position in the United States or abroad. [-]

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