Murray State University

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about the university

Established in 1922, Murray State University is a nationally recognized public university in the United States that is home to nearly 10,000 students from the United States and 46 countries. As a student, you may choose from over 146 high-quality bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral programs, and the English Language Program. International students benefit from affordable tuition rates and numerous scholarship opportunities.

You will feel welcome in the safe and friendly university community that was recently recognized as the “Friendliest Small Town in America” by USA Today. A Murray State education focuses on career achievement — it is a true value and you will graduate ready for success.

Strategic Attributes

We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, both in traditional formats and in an online environment; the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.

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Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often found at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.

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the MSU Edge

Murray State University has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top schools in the country. The rankings list includes Murray State as one of the best universities, marking the institution’s 31st consecutive year of top-tier rankings by the reputable college guide.

Ranked as Top Tier University for 30 Consecutive Years

Diverse student body from 46+ countries

Scholarships for International Students

Small class sizes & Experienced faculty

our campus

A place for everyone. The Murray State campus features historic venues, space to get outside and enjoy the beautiful Kentucky sunshine, and options for exploring the arts.

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Murray State University

102 Curris Center, Murray, Kentucky, United States.

ranking and accolades

US News & World Report

30+ consecutive years Top Tier University

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#25 in Regional Universities South

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#11 in Top Public Schools

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#34 in Best Value Schools

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#9 in Best Colleges for Veterans

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#122 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

Washington Monthly

“Best Bang for the Buck” South region category

Forbes

Ranked 13th among the 50 state employers

tuition & other expenses

On-campus student worker jobs are available at the beginning of each semester. Students can work up to 20 hours per week and can earn approximately $600 USD per month. International Leadership Scholarships are valued at $1,000 USD per year and are awarded to international students who demonstrate leadership and financial need.

Tuition & Fees

Bachelor's Degree - $14,058
Master's Degree - $419 to $808 per credit depending on the program.

Meals

Bachelor's Degree - $4,330
Master's Degree - $2,200

Living Expenses

Bachelor's Degree - $5,558
Master's Degree - $4,870

Books, Insurance & Personal Expenses

Bachelor's Degree - $2,232
Master's Degree - $2,232

Our programs

As a student at Murray State, you can choose from 146 majors, minors and options spanning fields from advertising and animal science to criminal justice and telecommunications.

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