The University began as Morehead Normal School, which opened its doors in 1887. The private school closed in the spring of 1922 when the Kentucky General Assembly established Morehead State Normal School. The state institution accepted its first students in the fall of 1923 and graduated its first class in 1927.
MSU has 135 undergraduate and 70 graduate degree programs in four colleges: Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Business and Technology; College of Education; and College of Science. MSU offers associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.
We vow to offer exceptional career programs and partner with students, faculty, staff and employers for the purpose of preparing MSU students for the global workforce. Students — our programs and services help you make informed decisions about your future, become a stronger job seeker, and connect with employers.
MSU also provides resources to help you succeed through the Tutoring and Learning Center, Eagle Diversity Education Center, Disability Services, and College Readiness program. Career Services helps you plan for your future success
The Office of Student Housing at Morehead State University is dedicated to creating a residential culture which encourages academic success, personal achievement, service, and accountability. We strive to provide support to all of our constituent groups while continuing to meet their evolving needs. In addition, we seek to provide quality, safe and secure facilities, that promote student growth and development, foster civic engagement and academic achievement, while creating a community that encourages and supports diversity, self-exploration, and individuality.
At the Camden-Carroll Library, we want to cultivate an environment that encourages your scholarly pursuits. Whether you're an MSU student or faculty member, diving into an extensive research project or a staff or community member looking for a good read, we're here to support those engaged in teaching, research, study, and the pursuit of knowledge.
MSU students, faculty, and staff may request library items from CCL and other libraries for pick up or delivery. This is a free service.
MSU is known as one of the safest campuses in the nation and has a longstanding tradition of emergency preparedness. The University’s police, safety, student success and counseling staff work with agencies throughout the community to review our readiness for natural or man-made emergencies.
MSU's Recreation and Wellness Center has numerous unique options to help you break a sweat and get your heart pumping. Take in a view at our cardio hallways and balconies. Sign up for a variety of fitness classes. Get outside with our Outdoor Adventure/Challenge Course. For the health-conscious individual, it's MSU's go-to destination. This state-of-the-art facility holds over 100 machines and equipment, allowing you to complete a total body workout each time you enter our doors. The variety and amount of new equipment increases your workout time while decreasing your wait. Machines are strategically placed throughout the facility, giving you the option to work out in the heart of the gym, or while enjoying the relaxing scenery of MSU's beautiful campus. New cardio equipment includes connections for your smartphone or mp3 player and built-in television monitors.