Whether you're an accomplished undergraduate student who wishes to continue your studies or a seasoned professional who requires the additional skills, credentials or degree necessary for career progression, graduate study at MSU can be your gateway to success. MSU offers you quality programs and classes, affordability, flexibility and convenience. To learn more, visit our Graduate School website. 


MSU is ranked as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report. The graduate school is dedicated to excellence in scholarship and research, tailored instruction and real-world experiences that combine to create a dynamic atmosphere for learning. All of our graduate programs are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


Our programs are more affordable than ever, with a flat tuition rate allowing graduate students (both online and out-of-state) to pay the same price regardless of their residency.

Each year, over 90 graduate assistantships with stipends of $10,000 per year or $5,000 per semester are available. Graduate assistantships allow you to further engage in the teaching, research and service efforts of the University.

Flexibility and Convenience

In addition to offering master's degrees that may be completed in one year, a number of our programs may be completed completely online. Between our four regional campuses and classes offered in Hazard at the University Center of the Mountains, you will have convenient access to traditional classroom graduate courses and other important services that will aid in advancing your education.

Personalized Advising

MSU offers personalized advising services and academic planning. Staff members in the Graduate School Advising Center facilitate navigation of the financial services process, assist with the completion of required academic forms and help inform you of University resources and services.

Programs of Study

View a complete list of programs available for graduate study, including one-year master's degrees and fully online options. For more information, contact Karen Napier in the Graduate School.

Major in shaping the future.

Doctor of Education

Designed to meet the distinctive needs of P-16 practitioner-leaders, the Ed.D. helps ensure quality leadership in area schools. This degree provides leaders in education with opportunities to expand their skills and broaden their experience.

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Major in your love of literature.

Master of Arts in English

The Master of Arts in English at Morehead State offers students a comprehensive overview of advanced literary study as well as courses in creative and technical writing, and linguistics. MSU is one of the few accredited schools in the nation to offer a master's in English completely online.

Major in your entrepreneurial spirit.

Master of Business Administration

You've already taken steps toward your education, your career and future. Extend your knowledge and opportunities with MSU's 30-hour online MBA program.
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