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  • Much more than a classroom

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

  • Much more than the past.

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

  • Much more opportunity

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

  • Much more analysis.

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion and Legal Studies

Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion, & Legal Studies
Dr. Scott Davison, Department Chair
Heather McGuire,
Academic Departmental Specialist
354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2655
Fax: 606-783-5096

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  • Academic Programs

  • History

    Degree 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.  There is a major and minor in history.  The minor is offered on the main campus, MSU at Prestonsburg, and the University Center of the Mountains in Hazard.

    Legal Studies

    The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Legal Studies is designed to equip graduates with the appropriate applied and theoretical knowledge of law to successfully assist lawyers in providing legal services to clients. The major and area of concentration combine the advantages of a liberal arts education with the development of professional skills necessary to provide legal assistance to attorneys.  

    Philosophy- Religious Studies

    Philosophy and religious studies degree programs emphasize 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. As a result, they learn to express themselves clearly and precisely in writing and speech.


    Although there is no pre-law program or recommended major, MSU does offer pre-law advising for students in any major to help them to make successful applications to law school.  Dr. Collinsworth and Dr. Murphy are MSU's pre-law advisors.

    Public History
    Public history is a non-teaching degree path that permits you to explore your interests and allows you to choose from a variety of courses based on your career goals.
    Social Studies

    By combining courses in social studies fields and education, the Area of Concentration in Social Studies prepares students for teacher certification at the secondary level (grades 8 through 12) in at least four teaching fields.

“The history program at MSU is analytical and has given me the writing skills and tools I need to be competitive for internships and graduate school. Faculty members have always been supportive and have motivated me to expand my knowledge and experience. This summer I will be interning at the Alice Paul Institute outside of Philadelphia, where I will be working in archival studies along side authors and collaborating with curators across the state.  I am thankful the history program at MSU has prepared me for such opportunities.”

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