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  • Much more than a classroom

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, International and Legal Studies

  • Much more than the past.

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, International and Legal Studies

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    Dept. of History, Philosophy, International and Legal Studies

  • Much more analysis.

    Dept. of History, Philosophy, International and Legal Studies

Dept. of History, Philosophy, International & 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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Graduates of our philosophy programs are trained to read critically, construct logically tight arguments and express thoughts clearly through both speech and writing, giving them the skills to market themselves in a competitive world.

We offer bachelor of arts degrees and areas of concentrations in the following:

  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

You can also earn a minor in philosophy.

Much More than a Degree

When asked what they look for in job candidates, employers agree a candidate’s ability to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than their undergraduate major. Earning a degree with us will also prepare you for entrance into graduate schools for masters and Ph.D. programs and law school. 

Did You Know?

  • Philosophy students perform substantially better than other students on graduate admissions exams including the GMAT, GRE and LSAT.
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  • During the semi-annual career fair at MSU, two-thirds of all employers attending are not looking for any degree in particular. Philosophy students fare well in competing for those jobs.
  • The average median career income for philosophy majors compares well with other bachelor degrees.
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Getting Involved

Take advantage of opportunities to network with career professionals through your involvement in student organizations like the Philosophy and Religious Studies Club.

Get to know your future professors by viewing their faculty profiles.

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Schedule a campus visit and apply to MSU today.

Learn more about our philosophy programs.

“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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