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:

BBA

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The School of Business Administration (SBA) includes programs in accounting, business administration, finance, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and sports managem ... [+]

The School of Business Administration (SBA) includes programs in accounting, business administration, finance, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and sports management, including the online MBA. At MSU, you’ll have the opportunity to study and conduct research with top-notch faculty members who have a wealth of professional and academic experience. You’ll gain not only the knowledge but also the practical skills to enter a wide range of careers.

You are more than a number at MSU. The SBA has an average class size of 18 students. This ensures you will receive personal, one-on-one attention from faculty members who know you by name. In addition, you'll have access to the Student Services Center for help with selecting the right courses to take, finding internship and research fellowship opportunities, accessing learning resources and much more.... [-]

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Morehead State's Bachelor of Business Administration will give you the skills to be successful in many facets of a business. In addition to general business, we offer a n ... [+]

The School of Business Administration (SBA) includes programs in accounting, business administration, finance, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and sports management, including the online MBA. At MSU, you’ll have the opportunity to study and conduct research with top-notch faculty members who have a wealth of professional and academic experience. You’ll gain not only the knowledge but also the practical skills to enter a wide range of careers.

You are more than a number at MSU. The SBA has an average class size of 18 students. This ensures you will receive personal, one-on-one attention from faculty members who know you by name. In addition, you'll have access to the Student Services Center for help with selecting the right courses to take, finding internship and research fellowship opportunities, accessing learning resources and much more.... [-]

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MSU’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing degree will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge employers seek in job candidates. With classes in con ... [+]

The School of Business Administration (SBA) includes programs in accounting, business administration, finance, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and sports management, including the online MBA. At MSU, you’ll have the opportunity to study and conduct research with top-notch faculty members who have a wealth of professional and academic experience. You’ll gain not only the knowledge but also the practical skills to enter a wide range of careers.

You are more than a number at MSU. The SBA has an average class size of 18 students. This ensures you will receive personal, one-on-one attention from faculty members who know you by name. In addition, you'll have access to the Student Services Center for help with selecting the right courses to take, finding internship and research fellowship opportunities, accessing learning resources and much more.... [-]

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BSc

Morehead State University

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Morehead State's Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology will prepare you for highly specialized technology careers, or to continue your education in graduate school. Tailored to suit your interests, the engineering technology program provides you a solid, well-rounded education in mathematics, physics, technology classes and general education requirements that will improve your overall skill set. Choose from one of the four-degree options to specialize your education to suit your interests.

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Major in You at Morehead State

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