Remarkable opportunities

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.

You can apply your skills and ideas through an internship or co-op, as 40 percent of our students do. You can embark on a  life-changing adventure of study abroad, with programs available in every major and extending from a week to a year. You can also gain experience conducting research with a faculty member - something more than 1,000 students did last year, adding an impressive achievement to their resumes. And if you meet certain academic qualifications, you can take advantage of our outstanding and growing Honors College.


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  • Undergraduate Certificates: 4
  • Associate programs: 6
  • Bachelor's programs: 66, with 97 specialized track options
  • Graduate Certificates: 11
  • Master's and specialist programs: 44, with 54 specialized options
  • Doctoral programs: 3, with 12 specialized options
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Personal learning

Murray State offers similar programs, facilities and technology you might find at larger universities, but the campus atmosphere is much more personal. In part, it's because the average class here has just 19 students, so students can expect more personalized attention and mentorship. The people who cultivate our welcoming, supportive community are ultimately why many students choose Murray State. Professors are passionate about teaching and care about their students. They offer support and encouragement, in class and beyond. They help you get involved and take advantage of all the opportunities here. They want you to succeed.

Real results

A Murray State education focuses on career achievement. That's clear from the 200 employers who recruit on this campus each year, from the outstanding percentage of students who gain admission to medical school, law school and veterinary school, and from the high scores our students earn on national exams in fields ranging from nursing to education to engineering. Whether your future lies here in western Kentucky or halfway around the world, you will graduate ready for success. As one alumnus, now a respected attorney, explained, "Murray prepared me to perform and compete with anybody out there, no matter where they went to school."

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