Frequently Asked Questions About Graduate Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is there an application deadline?
    No. You can apply at any time. We encourage students to apply several months in advance of the semester in which they wish to enroll, as applications may take several weeks to process.
  2. I don't want a degree, but I want to take some courses for a professional certification. Do I still need to enroll in the program?
    Yes. All students wishing to take graduate courses at Murray State University are required to apply for admission as a graduate student.
  3. Do I need to take the GRE before applying to the program?
    No, our Master of Science in Agriculture programs do not have a GRE requirement.
  4. How do I get started?
    Congratulations on your decision to invest in your professional future. First, Apply for Graduate School. Your application materials will be reviewed by the University Admissions Department and the Hutson School of Agriculture Graduate Program Coordinator. Once admitted, you will be assigned a temporary adviser and contacted by the Hutson School of Agriculture with additional information about how to get started.
  5. I have more questions, who should I contact?
    Feel free to contact the Hutson School of Agriculture graduate coordinator, Kristie Guffey, by email at or by phone at 270.809.5624. If your question is specific to a particular field of study, you may also want to contact a faculty member in that discipline. 

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