Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions welcomes you to Murray State and we look forward to guiding you through the process of becoming a Racer. We are here to help future Racers of all levels with any application questions and ensure that you have the resources you need to start your academic journey with us.

Check out the specific next steps, requirements and admissions checklists below to get started.

Information and admission resources

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Explore the many opportunities for scholarships and grants for students of all levels at Murray State. Automatic academic achievement scholarships are awarded to first-time students each term.

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Financial Aid

We know applying for financial aid and completing the FAFSA can raise many questions, but our Financial Aid Office is here to help guide you through the process.

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Find your major

From nursing to music and business administration to education, Murray State offers 148 academic programs to help you become what - and who - you want to be.

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Other options for a Murray State education

Online programs

Many of our academic departments offer online-specific degree programs. Commuters and distance learners can be a part of the Murray State community and receive a quality education from the comfort of home. Online program degrees at Murray State include associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate levels.

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Murray State regional campuses

Murray State University's home is in Murray, Kentucky, but our community extends to five other regional campuses within the state. Our locations at Paducah, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Ft. Campbell are full-service and offer students a wide variety of academic programs.

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Contact Murray State Admissions

Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist and doctorate degrees. Murray State University also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Murray State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website. Normal inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Murray State University.

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