Morehead State University (MSU) is a comprehensive public university with robust undergraduate and graduate programs, emerging doctoral programs, and an emphasis on regional engagement. MSU aspires to be the best public regional university in the South through prioritizing student success; outcomes; academic excellence; and rankings, reputation, and regional responsiveness.

MSU is located in the foothills of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rowan County, Kentucky. Founded in 1887 as Morehead Normal School, it was a private, church-supported institution known as “a light to the mountains.” In 1926, it became part of the state-supported system and was renamed Morehead State Normal School and Teacher’s College. An increase in enrollment and degree programs resulted in successive renaming as Morehead State College (1948) and its current designation as Morehead State University (1966).

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Mission Statement

As a community of lifelong learners, we will:

  • Educate students for success in a global environment;
  • Engage in scholarship;
  • Promote the diversity of people and ideas;
  • Foster innovation, collaboration, and creative thinking; and
  • Serve our communities to improve the quality of life.

Governance

MSU has an eleven-member Board of Regents that serves by statute as the governing body of the University. The board is dedicated to the promotion of the mission and goals of the University. The board is also responsible for the creation or dissolution of degrees upon approval of the Council on Postsecondary Education.

Academics

MSU has 144 undergraduates, 23 pre-professional and 72 graduate degree programs in four colleges: Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology; College of Education; and College of Science. MSU offers associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.

Employment

In the fall of 2017, MSU employed 409 total faculty members: 314 full-time (76.7% tenured or tenure track) and 95 part-time faculty members in addition to 715 full-time staff and 114 part-time staff.

Funding

MSU’s annual operating budget, approved by the Board of Regents each June, is based on projected funds from tuition and fees, state appropriation, sales and services of educational activities, and auxiliary enterprise revenue. The University’s independent external auditors conduct an annual audit and disclose concerns and recommendations to the Board if needed. MSU has received no audit concerns or recommendations in recent history.

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Outreach

MSU is part of the Kentucky public postsecondary education system. Our service region consists of 22 counties in eastern Kentucky; however, our outreach extends far beyond the service region. The University’s main campus is located in Morehead, Kentucky with regional campuses in Ashland, Mt. Sterling, and Prestonsburg.

Major in You

Nearly 66,000 call MSU their alma mater. They have taken their invaluable education, skills, and experience from MSU across the U.S. and internationally. Some have gone on to become an NFL Super Bowl MVP or an NBA 1st round draft pick. Others are making an impact as state legislators, broadcasters or teachers of the year. Wherever we go, the goals, achievements, and attitudes of Eagle alumni continue to put MSU on the map.

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

MA

Morehead State University

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree ... [+]

MSU's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques, and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree enables you to choose from three concentrations: art education, graphic design, and studio art.

Location

This program is available on the Morehead campus.

Options

You may choose one of the following three concentrations:

Art Education Graphic Design Studio Art Art Education

A concentration in art education offers you a customized program designed to further develop your studio, intellectual and professional background enabling you to grow as an artist, a teacher, and a leader. Courses address the historical and contemporary issues in art theory, studio art, and art education, bridging the connection between the individual artistic process and the creative development of your students through enhanced teaching practices.... [-]

USA Morehead
August 2019
Full-time
Campus

MSc

Morehead State University

The Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management (MSETM) is designed primarily for persons holding a bachelor's degree in industrial technology, engineering ... [+]

The Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management (MSETM) is designed primarily for persons holding a bachelor's degree in industrial technology, engineering, engineering technology, applied sciences, business, computer science, information systems, manufacturing engineering, mechanical design or other related technical professional programs. It equips you with the knowledge and skills to assume leadership and management positions in engineering, manufacturing, industry and more. Students can choose between specializations (tracks) in Engineering and Technology Management and Computer Information Systems and Analytics.

Admission Requirements General admission to graduate study. *A minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 286 (verbal and quantitative). *GRE Exemption ... [-]
USA Morehead
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus

Major in You at Morehead State

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