Why choose Murray State?

Advantages of studying mathematics and statistics at Murray State

Here are some reasons that make Murray State University's mathematics and statistics graduate program ideal for your needs:

Extensive one-on-one contact with faculty:
Graduate classes are small. Our young and enthusiastic faculty are in close contact with graduate students and assist them with independent studies, thesis work and other projects. You will not be lost in a crowd here!

Excellent teaching experience:
Graduate teaching assistants are given full responsibility for teaching a section of an introductory college algebra course. Teaching duties include designing lectures, writing exams, grading homework and tests, and assigning course grades. Such experience is invaluable for students who go on to teach at the high school or community college level or continue on to a doctoral program.

Pleasant community:
Murray is a very friendly town where daily life is without the stress of traffic and noise.  Cost of living is low, yet rental housing and shopping opportunities are plentiful. The air is clean and the scenery is green. You will enjoy living here!

Recreational opportunities:
Murray State University is a regional cultural center that is host to numerous cultural attractions. Art exhibits, live performances (music, dance, theater), film series, etc. occur on a weekly basis. The Regional Center for Special Events has hosted performers of national renown. Outdoors, the nearby Land between the Lakes national recreational area is excellent for camping, hiking, biking, fishing boating, etc.


"The encouragement and attention I received from the faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics were beneficial to my success."

Shauna Mullins
Developmental Mathematics Coordinator
Community College at Murray State University

M.S. in Mathematics, 1999




Here is a partial list of what some of our previous graduate students are doing:

Position Institution
LaGrange College
Doctoral Graduate Student
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Faculty (several)
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
Principal/Consulting Actuary
Bryan, Pendleton, Swats & McAllister, LLC
Developmental Mathematics Coordinator
Community College at MSU
Lecturer (several)
Murray State University
Doctoral Graduate Student
University of Iowa 
unknown Science Applications International Corp. / NASA
Murray High School, KY
Henry County High School, TN
Doctoral Graduate Student
University of St. Louis
Campus President
Edison College, Collier Campus, FL
University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Massac County High School, IL
Century Middle-High School, Ullin, IL
Northwest College, WY
University of Northern Iowa
Mid-Continent University, KY
Dixie State College, UT
Austin Peay State University, TN
Western Kentucky University

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