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Adult and Higher Education

Adult and Higher Education

MSU's adult and higher education programs are designed to develop the capacity of our students to plan, organize, and carry through a variety of education and service programs to meet adult learners' needs in postsecondary and adult continuing education institutions.

Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences

The agriculture industry is about much more than growing crops and tending livestock. If you're interested in a degree in agriculture, Morehead State University offers an array of programs that can put you on the path to success.

Appalachian Studies

Appalachian Studies

The Appalachian studies minor offers students diverse opportunities for academic study, service learning, participatory research, community outreach, and advocacy related to the Appalachian region. 

Art - MA

Art - MA

MSU offers three options for earning your master's degree in art: art education, graphic design and studio art.

Art and Design

Art and Design

The Morehead State University Department of Art and Design is one of the most comprehensive schools of art, design and teacher education in the state. You will gain experience and knowledge in the art submission and exhibition process and have numerous opportunities to showcase your work.

Astronomy

Astronomy

A minor in astronomy complements a range of degrees, including biology, sociology and more. Through a combination of space science, physics and engineering classes, you'll gain knowledge of the science behind stars, black holes, celestial bodies and the universe as a whole.

Astrophysics

Astrophysics

Astrophysicists use the laws of chemistry and physics to learn about the birth, life and death of stars, planets and galaxies. Morehead State's bachelor's program in astrophysics is designed to prepare you for graduate school or work in the field.

Biology

Biology

Biologists strive to make new discoveries about life on Earth. Morehead State offers a degree in biology to prepare you for a successful, rewarding, scientific career.

Biology - MS

Biology - MS

A Master of Science in Biology prepares you for doctoral study, a career in teaching or in research, biotechnology and more.

Biomedical Chemistry

Biomedical Chemistry

Morehead State offers a bachelor’s degree in biomedical chemistry to prepare you for a career in biomedical chemistry or entry into graduate school in a biomedical chemistry area. 

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Morehead State's bachelor's program in biomedical sciences is developed specifically for students intent on attending a health professional school, pursuing a career as a biomedical scientist or a graduate education in biomedical disciplines.

Business - Graduate Certificate

Business - Graduate Certificate

MSU offers two graduate business certificates to help students reach their career goals. We offer certificates in health systems leadership and health systems management.

Business Administration

Business Administration

Morehead State’s Bachelor of Business Administration will give you the skills to be successful in many facets of business.

Business Studies

Business Studies

The Associate of Applied Business in Business Studies gives students a well-rounded education in finance, economics, marketing, business law and more.  

Canadian Studies

Canadian Studies

The Canadian studies minor focuses on advanced courses in Canadian history, government, and economic and social policies from comparative and international perspectives, and concludes with a summer internship in the Canadian Parliament.

Career & Technical Education - Agriculture - MS

Career & Technical Education - Agriculture - MS

The Master of Science in Career and Technical Education-Agriculture degree is structured to allow individuals to pursue career advancement in agriculture-based career and technical programs at the secondary and postsecondary level in teaching and administration.

Chemistry

Chemistry

If you’re interested in a degree in chemistry, Morehead State offers a number of specialized degree options to help you achieve your career goals.

Child Development

Child Development

MSU's Bachelor of Arts in Child Development is a non-teaching area of concentration for students interested in studying the stages of child development and factors that impact the development of children. The program will prepare you for a career working in or managing private child care and day care programs.

Clinical or Counseling Psychology - MS

Clinical or Counseling Psychology - MS

Morehead State offers two Master of Science in Psychology options: counseling psychology and clinical psychology.

Communication - MA

Communication - MA

Through a balance of core and specialty courses, students broaden their knowledge of the communication field while learning the theory and practice necessary to raise their communication competence to higher levels. Core courses cover writing, research, and theory.

Communication and Media

Communication and Media

Programs within the Department of Communication, Media and Languages are designed for students interested in production, journalism, multimedia-based work, public relations, promotions, social media content development and event planning.

Community Support Services

Community Support Services

MSU's Bachelor of Arts in Community Support Services is intended to train direct support professionals. Graduates work with people with disabilities or chronic illness at-risk children and youth, and families who need assistance in supporting family members. A minor in community support services is also available.

Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance

Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance

The computed tomography/magnetic resonance program at Morehead State University is an area of concentration in the imaging sciences bachelor's degree program.  

Computer Information Systems

Computer Information Systems

The computer information systems degree prepares students with the organizational and technical abilities needed for professional information technology positions in contemporary organizations. Students learn to assess business needs and develop appropriate solutions. 

Computer Science

Computer Science

The computer science program at MSU offers a number of options to suit your interests. Whether you want to become a game developer or a network security expert, MSU’s program prepares you for a successful, rewarding career.

Counseling

Counseling

MSU's counseling programs provide counselor education preparation and training of the highest possible quality through integration of excellence in teaching and a commitment to the preparation of ethical and effective counselors trained to high standards of theoretical knowledge and clinical skill.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing

MSU's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is one of the few undergraduate creative writing programs offered across the country. You will receive hands-on experience through studio-oriented creative writing workshops in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The program focuses on understanding the causes of crime, the structure of the criminal justice system, as well as how this system operates with regard to both sentencing and innovative treatment in the 21st Century. 

Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

This specialist in education program offers students who have demonstrated superior scholastic ability and special interest and aptitude in certain areas the opportunity to gain a high level of competency in a chosen specialized field for service as instructors, supervisors, or administrators.

Dance

Dance

The minor in dance is for those students who desire to pursue a major in another field but also want formal training in dance. Designed for both technical and non-technical dancers, you will develop a strong foundation in dance technique, history, composition and performance.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The diagnostic medical sonography program at Morehead State University is an area of concentration in the imaging sciences bachelor's degree program. Sonography is the use of sound waves to generate an image for the assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions. 

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Doctor of Education (EdD)

The MSU Doctorate in Education (EdD) is designed to meet the distinctive needs of P-16 practitioner-leaders by addressing the call put forth by the Southern Regional Education Board and others to ensure that there is a quality leader in every school. Three specializations within the program are available.

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The Bachelor of Arts Area in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education at MSU leads to certification for teachers working with young children from birth through kindergarten. Courses focus on understanding child development and effective intervention with young children, as well as how to build relationships and collaborate with families and community agencies.

Early Childhood Education - MAT

Early Childhood Education - MAT

The Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education prepares individuals with or without prior teacher preparation to work with young children from birth through kindergarten. It leads to teacher certification and a master's degree.

Early Elementary Education

Early Elementary Education

MSU's Bachelor of Arts in Early Elementary (P-5) will prepare you to provide quality, research-based instruction to children in primary through fifth grade.

Educational Technology

Educational Technology

MSU's educational technology programs will provide students with training in the areas of instructional technology and design based on best practices in instructional computer technology. MSU offers a Master of Arts and Rank I in the area, as well as, a Doctor of Education with a specialization in educational technology leadership.

Elementary (P-5) Post Bachelor's

Elementary (P-5) Post Bachelor's

This is a certification only program which allows individuals with prior teacher education certification to become certified to teach at the P-5 level.

Elementary (P-5) Rank I

Elementary (P-5) Rank I

Rank 1 programs aim to refine teachers' instructional skills and arm them with the latest trends in education models, behavior patterns, technology, and leadership techniques.

Engineering & Technology Management - MS

Engineering & Technology Management - MS

The MSETM degree is designed for those with a bachelor's in industrial technology, engineering, engineering technology, applied sciences, manufacturing engineering, mechanical design, or related technical professional programs.

Engineering Management

Engineering Management

Morehead State’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management program provides you with the deep understanding of mathematics and physics needed to solve complex engineering problems.

Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology

The engineering technology program prepares students to fill advanced technical/engineering positions in business and industries. the program teaches applied, analytical and problem solving skills.

Engineering Technology - AAS

Engineering Technology - AAS

The engineering technology program prepares students to fill advanced technical/engineering positions in business and industries through providing applied, analytical and problem solving competencies that are essential to the preparation of professionals who can undertake applied engineering tasks.

English

English

Earning a degree from one of MSU's English programs will provide you with a liberal arts background that can serve as a gateway for any number of career options upon your graduation. We offer undergraduate degrees in English and English education.

English - MA

English - MA

The Master of Arts in English at MSU offers students a comprehensive overview of advanced literary study as well as courses in creative and technical writing and linguistics. The 33-hour program offers both thesis and non-thesis options.

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Adult and Higher Education now houses the English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement. The ESL Endorsement is an online program that provides comprehensive training for teachers to instruct students whose first language is not English.

Equine Science

Equine Science

The equine science program at Morehead State University is an option of the area of concentration in agricultural sciences. Agriculture core courses are provided as the framework for the degree with ancillary courses in horsemanship, equitation teaching, equine management, equine breeding and more.

Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Exercise science is the study of the anatomical and physiological aspects of exercise and human performance. Career opportunities include corporate and clinical fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, sports conditioning, injury prevention, personal training and rehabilitation and coaching. 

Film Studies

Film Studies

MSU's film studies minor, is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to give students a theoretical as well as practical knowledge of film.

Geography

Geography

A minor in geography is an excellent complement to many majors at Morehead State University because of it's integrative nature. We offer a variety of human and physical geography courses that would complement majors in international studies, sociology, history, government, ecology, geology, economics, public policy, agriculture and more.

Geology & Earth Systems Science

Geology & Earth Systems Science

The bachelor's degree in earth system science provides the knowledge and the skills to make observations and informed interpretations about the nature of the Earth and its relation to human activities.

Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education

The Area of Concentration in Health and Physical Education P-12 is designed to allow students to major in both fields, leading to a dual teaching certification. This option provides increased marketability for students and a chance to make a difference in the health and wellness of today's youth. 

Health Promotion

Health Promotion

Health promotion has an emphasis on overall wellness and how best to help individuals and communities achieve a state of wellness. It uses the educational process as well as skill development to help individuals and groups achieve and maintain wellness. 

History

History

Programs in history provide both breadth in area coverage and depth in practicing history research, preparing students to enter the teaching profession, applied fields such as heritage work, or graduate programs in history and related fields. 

Honors Program

Honors Program

The George M. Luckey Jr. Academic Honors Program is an academically-enriched scholarship program that provides highly motivated students with small classes, direct and personal contact with faculty members and involvement in their research, and greater curriculum flexibility.

Industrial Education

Industrial Education

The industrial education degree is designed to prepare technology and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers for public/private schools, and CTE programs in the state of Kentucky. 

Instructional Leadership

Instructional Leadership

This specialist in education degree offers students who have demonstrated superior scholastic ability and special interest and aptitude in certain areas the opportunity to gain a high level of competency in a chosen specialized field for service as a principal, Supervisor of Instruction, or Director of Pupil Personnel.

Integrated Science Minor

Integrated Science Minor

The integrated science minor is a good supplement to a variety of science-related degree programs, including earth science, space science, biology and chemistry.  

Intelligence Studies - Graduate

Intelligence Studies - Graduate

Morehead State now offers a graduate certificate in intelligence studies, which will prepare you for a career in intelligence collection and analysis for the military, government agencies, private security firms and more. 

Intelligence Studies - Undergraduate

Intelligence Studies - Undergraduate

Morehead State now offers an  undergraduate certificate in intelligence studies, which will prepare you for a career in intelligence collection and analysis for the military, government agencies, private security firms and more. 

International Studies

International Studies

You will develop interdisciplinary analytical skills and assess current political and economic changes. The program combines classroom learning with practical application of international concepts and you will complete a required study abroad experience approved by the department.

Languages

Languages

MSU offers undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Spanish education. Minors are available in Spanish and French, and students may take additional coursework in German and Latin.

Leadership in Medical Imaging

Leadership in Medical Imaging

The leadership in medical imaging online bachelor's degree is designed to prepare working technologists, radiation therapists and sonographers to be competent leaders in imaging sciences. MSU offers one of the few online bachelor's degrees in radiology/imaging sciences in the country. 

Legal Studies

Legal Studies

The legal studies program at MSU will equip you with the legal knowledge and skills to successfully pursue a career in law as a professional paralegal or assist attorneys in providing legal services to clients.

Management Information Systems - MS

Management Information Systems - MS

The School of Business Administration offers an online Master of Science in Management Information Systems. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to preparing graduates with an expertise in management information systems. 

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides quality online educational opportunities in business for degree and course completion, designed for individuals seeking to improve their management success and focused on working managers. 

Mathematics

Mathematics

Morehead State has two options for students who want a degree in mathematics. The mathematics area of concentration is designed for those who wish to enter graduate school in math or a related discipline. Students with an area of concentration in mathematics are not required to choose a minor.

Middle Grades and Secondary Education - MAT

Middle Grades and Secondary Education - MAT

The Master of Arts in Teaching program is an alternative teacher certification program designed for individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree in a certification content area or closely related field. Completion of the MAT results in a Master's degree and a Kentucky teaching certification.

Middle Grades Education

Middle Grades Education

Middle grades and secondary education at MSU provides initial certification programs for undergraduate and graduate students who want to teach in public middle and high schools.

Military Science

Military Science

MSU's Department of Military Science provides a curriculum qualifying you for a commission as a Second Lieutenant Officer in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve or the Army National Guard.

Music - BA, BM, BME and Traditional

Music - BA, BM, BME and Traditional

Music performance opportunities for all Morehead State University students are virtually unlimited. Regardless of the major area of study, students may continue to make music at MSU by becoming active in one of the department's many large and small ensembles.

Music - MM (including Kodály)

Music - MM (including Kodály)

Within the Master of Music, students may pursue concentrations in music performance and music education.

Music P-12 Post Baccalaureate

Music P-12 Post Baccalaureate

The Post-Baccalaureate Integrated Music P-12 Initial Certification program is for those students with a non-teaching undergraduate degree in music who wish to pursue teacher certification in music. 

Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary field that encompasses the scientific disciplines dealing with the structure, development, function, chemistry, pharmacology and pathology of the nervous system. Our program has faculty affiliates from a variety of departments including chemistry, biology and more.

Nursing - Associate Degree (ADNP)

Nursing - Associate Degree (ADNP)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADNP) is a program of study leading to an Associate of Applied Sciences degree (AAS) with an area of concentration in nursing. The program combines general education studies with nursing theory and clinical education, and you can complete your degree in seven semesters.

Nursing - Paramedic-to-RN (ADNP)

Nursing - Paramedic-to-RN (ADNP)

The Paramedic-to-RN track in Nursing at Morehead State allows students who have national paramedic certification to become registered nurses. Our two-year program will allow you to earn an associate degree in nursing through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences.

Nursing - Post-Licensure

Nursing - Post-Licensure

Morehead State's post-licensure nursing program allows working nurses who have already earned an associate degree or diploma in nursing to earn a bachelor's degree online. This allows them to work at their own pace and continue their education.

Nursing - Pre-Licensure

Nursing - Pre-Licensure

Morehead State University nursing programs are committed to excellent curricula that are responsive to the current healthcare environments respecting culturally diverse people within our communities, nation, and world.

Occupation-Based Career and Technical Education - MS

Occupation-Based Career and Technical Education - MS

The MSCTE degree is structured to allow individuals to pursue career advancement in career and technical programs at the secondary and postsecondary level in teaching and administration, or to prepare technologists who are capable of managing personnel training and facilities.

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

MSU's philosophy and religious studies program emphasizes flexible, independent thinking. Students learn to analyze complex arguments by identifying assumptions in classical and contemporary debates and tracing the origins of those views back into the history of ideas. 

Physician Assistant Program

Physician Assistant Program

The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant program is offered on the campus of Morehead State University, providing students in MSU's service region an opportunity to study close to home. Physician Assistants (PAs) are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Physics and Engineering Physics

Physics and Engineering Physics

The bachelor's degree in physics provides a solid background in mathematics and physics. Areas of interest include applied, computational, electrical or mechanical engineering, and teaching. Students are prepared to enter graduate and/or engineering schools, and for careers in professional industry.

Political Science (Government)

Political Science (Government)

The government major provides students with the opportunity to study political ideas, institutions and policies. The government faculty offer courses in political thought, American national, state and local government and public law, public administration, comparative government, and international relations. 

Political Science (Government) - MA

Political Science (Government) - MA

The Master of Art in Government is fundamentally a graduate program designed to provide students disciplinary expertise in political science. The course of study includes core seminars in each of the main sub-fields of political science.

Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering

Morehead State offers a number of options for students who plan to become professionally licensed engineers. We offer the option to begin your studies here then transfer to an accredited institution to pursue a bachelor's or master's degree.

Pre-law

Pre-law

MSU does not offer a pre-law major. Individuals wishing to pursue law school can select from a variety of majors, although many pursue a major in Government, International Studies, Legal Studies, History, or Philosophy. MSU offers prelaw advising for students in any major to help them to make successful applications to law school.

Psychology

Psychology

If you are interested in psychology, Morehead State's psychology programs offer you the flexibility to shape your education to suit your interests. You can choose between a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Public Administration - MPA

Public Administration - MPA

The Master of Public Administration actively engages students in a dynamic learning environment combining coursework and research. It develops a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles of public administration while continuing our students' liberal education.  

Public Policy

Public Policy

The public policy major provides students with the knowledge and skill sets necessary to understand and affect public policy making in the United States, both domestic and foreign. Students will acquire the skills to study a wide range of policy areas together with an understanding of the policy making process.

Radiologic Science

Radiologic Science

The radiologic science program at Morehead State University is a three-year associate degree program. Radiologic science involves x-rays and other forms of radiant energy as used in medicine for radiographing (x-raying) bones and organs, and for diagnosis and treatment of disease. 

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care

The Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care is a two-year program that specialized in the promotion of optimum cardiopulmonary function and health.

Secondary Education

Secondary Education

Secondary education (8-12) at MSU provides initial certification programs for undergraduate and graduate students who want to teach in public high schools. Certification is received through the College of Education while a candidate is completing their bachelor's degree in their chosen discipline field.

Social Sciences - MA

Social Sciences - MA

The Master of Arts in Social Sciences is a flexible program that incorporates interdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies in relation to topics like mountaintop removal, the prison-industrial complex, global finance and sex trafficking.

Social Work

Social Work

Social work is a profession for those who find fulfillment and reward in making a difference in the everyday lives of individuals. Specifically, social workers help those in need of critical resources including: medical and mental health services, income maintenance, child welfare and protection, domestic violence intervention and assistance for the elderly.

Sociology

Sociology

As a student in this program, you will use a variety of scientific research methods to study how social categories, institutions and social conditions influence the thoughts, behaviors and actions of the groups of individuals who make up our society.

Sociology - MA

Sociology - MA

The Master of Arts in Sociology allows concentration in three areas: chemical dependency certification, criminology and general sociology. All concentrations require basic courses in theory and research methods and provides students with broad critical and analytical skills that can be applied on the individual, organizational and societal levels.

Space Science

Space Science

The bachelor's degree in space science at MSU is one of only five such programs nationwide offered at the undergraduate level.

Space Systems Engineering - MS

Space Systems Engineering - MS

The master's of space science engineering trains you in systems-level engineering in spacecraft design, development and operation, which are all skills appropriate for careers in space technologies and applications.

Special Education

Special Education

Special education programs at MSU prepare graduates to work with a range of disabilities in either the so-called mild (LBD: e.g. learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, behavioral disorders, etc.) or severe range (MSD: e.g. severe intellectual disability, autism, multiple disability, etc.) in public school programs at any grade level.

Special Education - Post Baccalaureate Certification

Special Education - Post Baccalaureate Certification

Each available certification program provides two options, one for teachers who are currently certified in another area who want to gain special education certification in learning and behavior disorders or moderate to severe disabilities, and another for teachers who are already certified in one area of special education and want to obtain another certification.

Special Education Rank I

Special Education Rank I

Rank 1 programs aim to refine teachers' instructional skills and arm them with the latest trends in education models, behavior patterns, technology, and leadership techniques. 

Sport Management

Sport Management

As the 6th largest industry in America, the field of sport has created a demand for qualified managers and sport leaders. The sport management program at MSU prepares students with the skills to plan, organize, and direct sport programs, events, and facilities. 

Sport Management - MA

Sport Management - MA

The program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the expertise and research skills which are necessary to enable them to make independent professional contributions in Sport Management.   

Statistics Minor

Statistics Minor

A minor in statistics complements a number of different degrees, including sociology, psychology, biology, chemistry and more. Students can choose between a calculus and non-calculus track.

Superintendent Certificate

Superintendent Certificate

The aim of this program is to prepare school district leaders with the leadership and management skills needed to lead their organizations to the improvement of student learning. It is designed to prepare current building principals and mid-level administrators to meet the leadership challenges to be faced by school superintendents in the twenty-first Century.

Teacher Leader

Teacher Leader

MSU's teacher leader fifth-year and master of arts programs provides strong leadership training for candidates who choose to serve as classroom teachers and allows candidates to hone their skills. You may select options which cater to your areas of specialization, allowing you to further serve as a resource teacher, consultant, committee chair, and as an instructional leader among your peers in your schools and districts.

Technology Management

Technology Management

Morehead State's Bachelor of Science in Technology Management meets the expanding need for high-skilled jobs in technology and engineering related fields. 

Theatre

Theatre

Since the 1930s, our nationally accredited theatre program has provided students with experience in all areas of theatrical production. We are also the only public university in Kentucky to offer a theatre program with teaching certification. Whether you want to be center stage or prefer working behind the scenes, there's a place for you at MSU.

University Studies

University Studies

Students can receive an Associate or Bachelor's of University Studies degree. A major, minor, or area of concentration is not required for the Bachelor of University Studies degree.

Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science

If you want to turn your love of animals into a rewarding career, the veterinary science program at MSU will give you the skills you need to prepare for veterinary school.

Veterinary Technology

Veterinary Technology

Morehead State University’s Veterinary Technology program gives you the knowledge and experience to set you on the path for a successful, rewarding career providing support services for veterinarians.

Wellness Promotion - MA

Wellness Promotion - MA

The wellness promotion program integrates the specialized skills of exercise testing and prescription, and program planning for health promotion. Graduates will be effective leaders in health promotion and exercise prescription for any organization that wants to improve the health of its community.

Women's Studies

Women's Studies

The Interdisciplinary Women's Studies program provides a minor for Morehead State University undergraduates. Students explore gender and issues related to gender within a wide range of disciplines such as literature, political science, communication, sociology, history, health, and education. 

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