Advantages of Studying Mathematics and Statistics at Murray State


"I chose the graduate program at Murray State because I knew I would receive the individual time and attention from professors. This was beneficial in challenging me academically and helping me to achieve my professional goals."

Bethany Key2007, M.S. in Mathematics

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 CFSB Center 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.


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