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 142 undergraduate and 69 graduate degree programs in four colleges: Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Ernst & Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education; College of Science; and Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology. MSU offers associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates.
As an Eagle, you will learn at an institution with a long-standing reputation for quality. You’ll find faculty dedicated to your goals and what it takes to achieve them. Faculty members celebrate your success and support you through challenges – in and outside of the classroom. You’ll have access to staff and services focused on helping you from the moment you arrive until the day you graduate.
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.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Membership is open to all students who have completed 12 semester hours in History with a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for college students of political science and government with 658 campus chapters. Information is available by clicking on its logo or the link above. MSU’s Pi Delta chapter was established in 1986.
Morehead State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and specialist degrees, as well as the Doctor of Education.
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