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Undergraduate diplomas display the student’s legal name, degree, major or area, and honors (if applicable). Minors and second majors or areas are not shown on the diploma but are listed on the official transcript.

Graduate diplomas display the student’s legal name, degree, and program of study.

Students may indicate how they want their name printed on their diploma when they apply for graduation. The first and last name on the diploma must be the legal name listed in MSU’s database. Middle names are optional on the diploma, and a middle initial may be used instead of a full middle name. If a name change is required, please submit the proper documentation before submitting your graduation application to

Once degrees are conferred, the students will receive notification to their MSU email accounts. Diplomas will be mailed to the address provided on the degree application between four to six weeks after degree conferral. Students will receive an email notification once their diploma has shipped.

Requesting a Replacement Diploma

Students with lost or damaged diplomas may wish to order a replacement diploma. Please complete and submit the following credential request form to request a replacement diploma.

MSU Replacement Request Form

Contact the Registrar's Office

Office of the Registrar

201 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2008
FAX: 606-783-9103