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MSU behavioral sciences graduate programs ranked among nation’s best

Morehead State University recently earned a top 20 ranking by Best Value Schools (, named one of the Best 20 Masters in Behavioral Science Schools in 2021.  

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MSU was ranked seventh and was recognized for its three behavioral science master's degree programs. One of the programs highlighted includes its Master of Science in Clinical Psychology offered in the Department of Psychology.  

"We are pleased to receive this recognition," said Dr. Greg Corso, department chair of MSU's Department of Psychology. "The M.S. in Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology at Morehead State University is an excellent value for students who are seeking quality graduate training in clinical psychology."    

The other two programs highlighted by Best Value Schools included the Master of Arts in School Counseling and an education specialist (Ed.S.) program with a concentration in counseling, both of which are offered through MSU's Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education.  

"We are proud of the M.A. in School Counseling program. Our ranking is due to the outstanding and professional program faculty, Drs. Lynn Barr, Amber Hughes and Beverly Klecker," said Dr. Tim Simpson, professor and department chair of the Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education.  "They are committed to maintaining a rigorous program that serves to produce caring, dedicated professionals for school children of all ages. We are an online program, reasonably priced and eager to serve the Commonwealth."  

Best Value Schools is an online resource that assesses the nation's colleges and universities to inform visitors of the best learning experiences at the best possible prices.  

For more information on MSU's Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education, visit, email or call 606-783-2261.  

To learn more about programs in MSU's Department of Psychology, visit, email Dr. Corso at or call 606-783-2981.