Your first step to becoming a #RacerGraduate! 

Undergraduate Admissions

For new freshmen who have graduated high school or received their GED, but have not previously enrolled in college courses.

Phone - 270-809-3741
Toll-free - 800-272-4678 ext. 1
Email -
Fax - 270-809-3780

Transfer Center

New transfer/Readmits/Post-baccalaureate

102 Curris Center, Murray, KY 42071
Toll free - 1-855-668-8886
Office phone - 270-809-3350
Fax - 270-809-3411

Graduate Admissions

For students who have already received a Bachelor's degree. 

Kathy Garrison
Email -
Telephone: 270-809-3779
Fax: 270-809-6125

International Admissions

For students who are not currently U.S. citizens.

171 Woods Hall, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071
Office phone - 270-809-6274
Email -

Murray State has developed an FAQ page for students and parents in order to provide helpful information and relevant updates following the incident at Richmond Hall.

Other ways to attend

In addition to the traditional four-year experience, Murray State offers degree opportunities for students who have unique circumstances or don't live near our main campus.

Integrated Studies

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly five million adults were enrolled in colleges across the country in 1997. From 1999-2010, NCES projects an increase of nine percent in students aged 25 and older. Murray State's BIS program is a response to this revolution in higher education.

Regional campuses

Murray State University offers full-service offices at our Paducah, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Ft. Campbell regional campuses. There are a variety of courses and programs available for students who do not have access to the Murray campus.

Online courses

Online courses give distance learners and commuter students the ability to participate in on-campus life without needing to be physically present. Courses lead toward associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.


Adults Belong in College

The Adults Belong in College (ABC) unit helps adult learners get admitted and be successful at Murray State.

Senior Scholars

Senior citizens may be eligible for tuition waivers through our Senior Scholars program.

Non-credit courses

 The Office of Conferences & Workshops offers a variety of non-credit programs, camps, and workshops to the public.

Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Murray State University. Normal inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Murray State University.