Murray State University

2006  — 2008

Murray State University
Office of the Provost
Murray, Kentucky

For more information please contact the
Graduate Admissions Office
at 270-809-3779 or
either of the following offices
at 1-800-272-4MSU:
Ext 2 — Admissions
Ext 3 — Financial Aid
or visit the Murray State University
website at

Copies of the catalog may
be obtained by contacting
Murray State University
113 Sparks Hall
Murray KY 42071-3312
or 1-800-272-4678

This Bulletin is effective at the beginning of fall semester 2006. A new Bulletin is published every two years. Student degree programs must be based on the most current Bulletin available at the time the student enrolls in their first course. A course is valid for eight years, beginning with the date the student initially enrolls in the class. Program plans must be completed within the student’s first semester of graduate studies. The program plan lists required courses as printed in the Bulletin and any changes must be recorded on the required form with all the required signatures as printed on the program form. See page 32 for degree and course expiration information.


Institutional Accreditation
Murray State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404-679-4501) to award associate, bachelor, master and specialist degrees.

State Accreditation
Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board

Program Accreditations
AACSB-International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (undergraduate and graduate)
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (undergraduate)
American Chemical Society (undergraduate)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (undergraduate and graduate)
American Veterinary Medical Association (undergraduate)
Applied Science Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (undergraduate and graduate)
Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetics Association (undergraduate and graduate)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (undergraduate)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (undergraduate and graduate)
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (graduate - nurse anesthetist)
Council on Social Work Education (undergraduate)
Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (undergraduate)
Masters in Psychology Accreditation Council (graduate - clinical)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (undergraduate)
National Association of Schools of Music (undergraduate and graduate)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (undergraduate and graduate)
National Kitchen and Bath Association (undergraduate)
Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (undergraduate)

Facility Accreditation
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (Breathitt Veterinary Center)

Murray State University Bulletin
General Catalog Edition
Volume LXXIV, August 2006

Published by Murray State University, PO Box 9, Murray, Kentucky 42071-0009.

The contents of this publication are subject to change.  Anyone desiring current information and data should contact the appropriate representative of the university for accurate and up-to-date information.
Murray State University reserves the right to modify or change any rule, regulation, fee or policy stated herein.  This reservation includes, but is not limited to, the right to modify or change any academic program, subject to any limitations imposed by state law.

For additional policies, procedures and information, faculty, staff and students are advised to consult all official university publications, such as the Faculty Handbook, Schedule of Fees, Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, Student Life Handbook, and the Murray State University Bulletins.  It is the responsibility of each member of the faculty and staff and each student to be aware of and comply with these policies and procedures.

The University reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient enrollment and make any other policy changes or adjustments in the Bulletin which are deemed necessary.

Cover:    Original drawing of Pogue Library entrance by Joe Rigsby

Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, marital status, age, or disability in employment, admission, or the provision of services, educational programs and activities, and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities. For information regarding nondiscrimination policies contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, 270-809-3155 (V) or (270) 809-3311 (TDD).


Board of Regents, Murray State University
Marilyn R. Buchanon, chair — Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Beverly J. Ford, vice chair — Benton, Kentucky
William C. Adams — Murray, Kentucky
Olivia Burr — Paducah, Kentucky
Scott Ellison, student regent — St. Charles, Missouri
Peg J. Hays — Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Michael Miller — Benton, Kentucky
Alan Stout — Marion, Kentucky
Terry Streiter, faculty regent — Murray, Kentucky
Vickie Travis — Murray, Kentucky
Gina Winchester, staff regent — Murray, Kentucky
Tom Denton, treasurer
Sandra Rogers, secretary

Randy J. Dunn — president
Dewey Yeatts — chief of facilities operations and associate vice
    president, Facilities Management
Annazette McCane — director, Equal Opportunity; ADA compliance
John Rall — general counsel
Fugen Muscio — coordinator, Institutional Research
Alvin Choate — internal auditor
Allen Ward — director, Athletics

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Gary Brockway — provost and vice president, Academic Affairs
Sandra Jordan — associate provost and graduate coordinator
Timothy S. Todd — interim dean, College of Business and
    Public Affairs
Russ Wall — dean, College of Education
Elizabeth Blodgett — dean, College of Health Sciences and
    Human Services
Ted Brown — dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Neil Weber — dean, College of Science, Engineering and
Tony Brannon — dean, School of Agriculture
Laurene Zaporozhetz — dean, Libraries
John M. Yates — dean, Continuing Education and Academic
Donna C. Harris — registrar
Mark J. Malinauskas — director, Honors Program
Mike Basile — director, Institute for International Studies
Michael Wetherholt — director, Sponsored Programs
W.A. Franklin — director, Teacher Quality Institute
James Gantt — interim director, Center of Telecommunications
    Systems Management

Vice President for Student Affairs
Don E. Robertson — vice president, Student Affairs
Michael E. Young — assistant vice president, Student Affairs
Jim Vaughan — assistant vice president, Enrollment Management
Mary E. Smith — director, admissions services
S.G. Carthell — director, African-American Student Services and Ethnic Programs
Ross Meloan — director, Career Services
William Allbritten — director, Counseling and Testing Center
Odelsia Torian — director, Educational Talent Search
Richard Fritz — director, Food Services
Roberta Garfield — director, Health Services
David Wilson — interim director, Residence Life/Housing
Paul Radke — director, School Relations
Charles Vinson — director, Student Financial Aid
James Baurer — director, Student Life and Curris Center
Velvet Wilson — director, Student Support Services
Carmen Garland — director, University Scholarships
Jack Vaughn — director, University Store
Myra Yates — director, Upward Bound
Jane Etheridge — director, Women’s Center

Vice President for Administrative Services
Thomas W. Denton — vice president, Administrative Services; chief financial officer
Joyce Gordon — associate vice president, Human Resources
Anita Poynor — bursar
Janice Thomasson — chief information officer
David Blackburn — director, Procurement Services
David DeVoss — director, Public Safety
Linda Miller — director, Center for Teaching, Learning and
Carl Prestfeldt, Jr. — director, University Budget

Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Jim Carter — vice president, Institutional Advancement; executive director, Alumni Affairs
Bob Jackson — associate vice president, Gift Planning
______________— associate vice president, Institutional Advancement
John McDonald — director, Marketing and Public Relations