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Office of Enrollment Services 
100 Admission Center 
Morehead, KY 40351

Phone: 1-800-585-6781 
Fax: 1-606-783-5038 

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International Student Admission

Morehead State University is a public state institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). MSU is ranked among the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report and has Kentucky’s best computer-student ratio in its computer laboratories. MSU offers one of the five space science degrees in the nation. Our graduates are accepted into professional programs including medical, dental, law, and veterinary schools at rates above state and national averages.

Morehead State University offers nearly 80 undergraduate degree programs in 20 academic departments -- Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Business and Public Affairs, College of Education, and College of Science and Technology. There are more than 50 graduate degree programs. The education specialist degree in five specialty areas is also offered. MSU offers one doctoral program in education.

Admission Process

To be admitted, international students must submit the following to Undergraduate Admissions in the Office of Enrollment Services:

To assist in the proper placement of students in the areas of English, mathematics, science, and social studies, all entering freshmen must take the ACT exam upon arrival unless valid ACT or SAT scores are on file.

Application deadline: Fall semester: July 30; Spring semester: December 10.

If you are interested in applying to Graduate School at MSU, please visit International Graduate Admissions.

Cost of Attendance

Transfer from Another College or University

Students transferring to the University from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States must submit the following:

Transfer of Credits: Credits earned from international institutions will be considered only after they have been evaluated by World Education Services, Inc.; website:; mailing address: P.O. Box 11623, Chicago, IL 60611-0623; email: It is the student's responsibility to contact the agency and pay all service fees.

Entering transfer students with fewer than 24 semester hours of credit completed may be asked to take the ACT exam for placement in English, mathematics, science and social studies courses.

Scholarship Opportunities

MSU offers two scholarships specifically for international undergraduate students.

Honors Scholarship
The scholarship covers tuition, on-campus housing cost up to a four-person suite, meal plan cost up to the 15 flex meal plan, and up to $600 per semester for the cost of books and supplies charged to the student account at the MSU Bookstore; and is applied after other eligible aid is posted. Total financial aid may not exceed total cost of attendance. Please visit the Honors Scholarship webpage for details.

International Student Scholarship
To be eligible, students must either 1) apply as an incoming freshman with an ACT Composite of 20 or SAT score of 940 (Critical Reading and Math) or 2) as a transfer student with a GPA of 3.3.  Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress for renewal.

Contact Information: 

If you have questions or would like more information, please email

Address: Office of Enrollment Services
100 Admissions Center
Morehead State University
Morehead, KY 40351

Phone: 1-606-783-2000 or 1-800-585-6781
Fax: 1-606-783-5038

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