Associate of Arts - General Studies
The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a degree for special populations. It can be completed on-campus or as a distance learning program. This program prepares students for careers in general studies / liberal arts and offers the option to specialize in one area of study. The degree includes the following course requirements:
University Studies Requirements: 39-43 hours
Oral and Written Communication: 4 hours
Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions: 3 hours
Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills: 10-12 hours
Social and Self Awareness and Responsible Citizenship: 6 hours
World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions: 6 hours
University Studies Approved Electives: 10-12 hours
Approved Electives: 21 hours
- Lisa Schmidt
- (270) 809-2159
This is a 2+2 program offered 100% online with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The Bachelor of Science in Business online programs are available entirely online because of the transfer agreement between Murray State University and KCTCS. KCTCS offers all of the lower-level requirements for the degrees online. Students finish their degree online through Murray State. The Business Administration program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities. It provides students with a broad overall understanding of the different functional disciplines of business and prepares them for positions of responsibility in business organizations.
Computer Information Systems
This is a 2+2 program offered 100% online with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The Bachelor of Science in Business degree with an area in Computer Information Systems is available entirely online because of the transfer agreement between Murray State University and KCTCS. KCTCS offers all of the lower-level requirements for the degrees online. Students finish their degree online through Murray State. The emphasis of the Computer Information Systems degree is on business computing. Students take all the business core classes (marketing, management, accounting) and enhance that education with a variety of programming courses commonly used in a wide variety of businesses. Inter-personal and group communication is stressed in most of the upper level classes. Students in this discipline are analysts – they analyze Business requirements, evaluate alternative technologies and present optimal solutions to Business managers. Their strength lies in their ability to apply state of the art technologies to help people become more productive.
Service industry, Manufacturing, and almost any organization that transacts business. Some have chosen to operate as independent contractors.
This is a Business degree. Like all Business programs in the College, the CIS program also has the distinction of being accredited by AACSB-International: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
This program is designed with working adult student in mind. It is a flexible degree that allows students to tailor their studies to meet their personal and career goals. Please contact one of our advisers for more information or visit the Integrated Studies website.
Online fields of study available
- Social Sciences
- Arts & Humanities
- Agricultural Studies
- Human Services
Online course schedules are subject to change. Not all courses are offered each semester. Consult your adviser or the online schedule of courses to determine online course availability.
- Marla Poyner
- (270) 809-5332
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
This is a 2+2 program offered 100% online with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The Bachelor of Science in Business degree with an area in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is available entirely online because of the transfer agreement between Murray State University and KCTCS. KCTCS offers all of the lower-level requirements for the degrees online. Students finish their degree online through Murray State. Murray State University’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management Area is a program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate the efficient flow of materials, products and information within and among organizations.
According to the United States Department of Labor, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management profession is expected to grow from 5 – 10% between 2010 and 2020 (www.onetonline.org).
- Supply Chain Manager
- Purchasing Manager
- Transportation Manager
- Operations Manager
- Logistics Analyst
- Logistics Manager
- Linda Johnsonius
- (270) 809-3933
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
The Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MET) program will prepare you for a career in a variety of manufacturing industries. This degree is offered in conjunction with two-year community college technical programs.
RN to BSN
The RN BSN program assumes students have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing and hold state licensure prior to admission. Whether you want to enhance your leadership potential and skills, earn a promotion, or gain personal satisfaction, our CCNE accredited RN BSN program can help you achieve your goals. The purposes of the Murray State RN BSN program are to: a) prepare a liberally educated individual; b) prepare a professional graduate who practices as a generalists, and c) prepare one who is qualified to pursue graduate study in nursing. The convenience of Murray State’s program allows the working nurse to achieve professional and educational goals in a very reasonable accelerated time frame.
Telecommunication Systems Management
This is a 2+2 program offered 100% online with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The Bachelor of Science in TSM online program is made possible by a transfer agreement between Murray State University and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology (AAS-IT) degree, delivered online by KCTCS, prepares students for completion of the program through Murray State University.
While the transfer agreement applies to traditional students attending classes on-campus, as well as to online students taking classes via the Internet, it allows for students to achieve their degree objective regardless of where they are located. The Kentucky Virtual University (KYVU) coordinates programs and assists online students across the state.
The Hutson School of Agriculture offers Online Master of Science program degrees. The purpose of this degree is to provide an opportunity for professional agricultural personnel to obtain an education at the graduate level or to prepare for terminal degree work at the doctoral level. Programs are available with an emphasis in Agribusiness Economics, Agriculture Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and with a certificate in Veterinary Hospital Management.
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Business Administration (MBA)
The Master of Science in Economic Development will prepare students to work in the field of local and regional economic development. Students will gain both classroom and practical training in the methods of economic development. Students who graduate from the program should have the equivalent of two years of work experience in an economic development agency. In addition students should have the ability to lead a small economic development agency. It is our desire that students from this program pursue certification with the IEDC and become certified economic development professionals.
The Master of Arts in English is a 30-hour degree that embeds advanced coursework in the content area of English with options for coursework in Philosophy and Modern Languages as well. Intended for school teachers, prospective postsecondary instructors, persons who want to pursue doctoral work, and persons who simply love literature, the program offers five concentrations. It may be completed in as little as two years and is available on-campus or online.
Human Development and Leadership
The Master of Science in Human Development and Leadership (HDL) is designed to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of human service professionals. Courses focus on understanding human development and how to apply that knowledge in leadership. You will be prepared to work in administration, program development and direct service positions in a wide range of settings. Our students will have the opportunity to refine skills and understandings in working with other professionals and the public.
This is a 33 hour program. The 21 core course hours provide a solid foundation of information and skills for anyone with leadership responsibilities. A concentration area of 12 hours expands the individuals’ knowledge in a career field based on current and/or future career goals. The 21 hour core includes courses in leadership, group/team development, human development, diversity, research, legal/ethical issues, and interpersonal processes. Each course focuses on application of information to you and to your leadership role.
Concentrations in College Student Personnel, Youth and Non-Profit Leadership, and Public Administration may be available online depending on course schedules. Contact Landon Clark for more information.
DescriptionThe Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) prepares individuals for management careers in the vast and growing field of information systems. This field includes such diverse areas as software development, information management, data analysis, information security, information systems architecture, system planning and systems analysis, to name a few. Contact Dr. Antony for more information on receiving a free admission application!
The primary goal of the Library Media Program is to prepare graduate students for service as certified school library media specialists, grades P-12, but the courses available through the program may be applied in many contexts, including continuing education for librarians in all kinds of libraries, and for teachers. The degree is open to applicants who are certified as teachers, and to those who do not have a teaching certificate. For those who have already earned their first master’s degree, this program will qualify them for a rank change in addition to allowing them to obtain an actual degree that is much more likely to be recognized out-of-state.
The GRE is not required for admittance to the program, but initial certification students should either take the GRE with a minimum score of 400 in both the verbal and quantitative areas of the GRE, or the PPST, with minimum scores of 173 in math and in reading and 172 in writing, for admission to teacher education.
Nonprofit Leadership Studies
The Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership Studies will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a successful career in the nonprofit sector. The program consists of 36 semester hours. The core course content focuses on the full rage of organizational leadership roles, skills and management functions central to the successful pursuit of the public good missions across the nonprofit sector. Twelve hours of elective courses will be chosen as a Concentration Area to deepen the individual’s knowledge and skills in a focused area of nonprofit organization leadership and development.
The Master of Science in Nutrition is an online, 38 credit hour program with two concentrations: Dietetic Internship Concentration and Non-Internship Concentration. The online graduate curriculum offers adult learners the opportunity to take courses at a pace that is convenient for working professionals with additional responsibilities.
Admission Requirements: Admission to Murray State University Graduate School. (Click HERE for details.) GRE test scores are required. No specific undergraduate degree is required; however, some courses have a prerequisite of an introductory nutrition course and science and/or chemistry courses. Contact the program coordinator for more details!
See more by viewing our program flyer, HERE.
- Dr. Kathy Stanczyk
- (270) 809-3388
Occupational Safety and Health with an Emphasis in Safety Management
The Masters of Science (MS) degree in Occupational Safety and Health prepares individuals for leadership careers. This program is designed for those already working in the field and is especially applicable for those who have a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health or a closely related field. The Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ASAC/ABET) accredited online degree program is equivalent to the on-campus program. The admission application deadline for each cohort that begins in August is June 30th of that year. For more information regarding prerequisites, admission requirements, tuition cost and other questions, please contact Dr. Kristen Spicer, Program Coordinator at (270) 809-2488 email@example.com.
Our graduate programs in Organizational Communication instill the intangible qualities that employers are looking for in managers, training managers, sales representatives, human resource executives, non-profit administrators, and more. Upon graduation, our students leave our department with exceptional knowledge and “real world” application in team building, conflict negotiation, organizational leadership, organizational hierarchy, managerial strategies, training and development and persuasion techniques (sales). Students acquire skills for assessing communication problems, designing communication systems, and improving communication quality. Our program provides a versatile career path, while arming students with the essential skills every professional needs to excel in the business and non-profit arenas. Contact Dr. Smith for more information on how to receive a free admission application!
Postsecondary Education Administration
The Master of Arts in Postsecondary Education Administration (PSE) prepares emerging leaders to become transformational practitioners of higher education and student affairs within the context of the P-20 environment. The mission of the program is to develop influential leaders that understand the comprehensive nature of higher education and can apply alternative solutions to contemporary issues within the field. The PSE program targets those who desire a career in this exciting field as well as individuals with an established career in higher education looking for advancement.
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- Dr. Ben Littlepage
- (270) 809-2796
- 3244 Alexander Hall
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) The program is designed for working professionals and others whose commitments require off-campus, part-time graduate study. Courses and all other program requirements may be completed online.
Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM)
Post Master's to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is a 32 credit hour program. The program duration is 20 months, with classes scheduled year round. The program study includes online and occasional on campus activities. Online courses will be offered during the fall, spring and summer. The program of study includes four academic semesters, 15 weeks in length; one winter intensive scheduled in January; and one summer session. The Post-MSN DNP curriculum builds on traditional MSN education with a focus on evidence-based practice; quality improvement; health policy; ethics; and leadership, management and organization of health systems. The DNP is designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs.
Students must attend Murray’s main campus once a semester for a mandatory orientation.
- Dina Byers
- (270) 809-6223
Please visit the DNP website for more information.
Doctor of Arts in English Pedagogy and Technology
The Doctor of Arts in English Pedagogy and Technology is a 48-hour, practice-based degree that embeds advanced coursework in the content areas of English and Literacy within a framework of pedagogical theory and reflection. Designed for teachers in the fields of English language, literature, and literacy from early grades through adult, the program offers five specializations, one of which provides supportive experiences and mentoring for school teachers pursuing National Board Certification. The program may be completed in as few as three years and is available on-campus or online.
- Dr. Kevin Binfield
- (270) 809-4541
Please visit the website for more information.
Human Development and Leadership
The Human Development and Leadership Certificate program is designed for individuals working in positions such as administrative, program development, or direct services positions in a wide range of settings. This certificate will provide additional information and skills for those with leadership responsibilities or for those wanting to move toward assuming a greater leadership role. The four courses focus on the self (HDL660), working with diverse individuals and cultures (HDL670), developing an understanding of and how to utilize assessments in non-clinical settings (HDL675), and understanding the process of working in and with groups (HDL692).
- Landon Clark
- (270) 809-6968
Nonprofit Leadership Studies
The youth and nonprofit field is growing rapidly with the number of nonprofits now over 2,000,000. This indicates a 30% growth in the last decade alone. With this growth, and in order to meet the demands of those interested in community service and non-profit work, it is imperative that leaders in the field have an avenue for additional preparation. Leaders in the youth and nonprofit field often have degrees representing a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, sociology, business, recreation, organizational communication and others. Too few have degrees that are focused on the specific competencies necessary for success in the youth and human service field. This certificate focuses on these competencies and will strengthen leadership skills and programs addressing many community needs in the region.
- Dr. Peter Weber
- (270) 809-3079
ESL Certificate Endorsement for Kentucky Teachers
Murray State University TESOL program is pleased to announce web-based course offerings for Kentucky teachers wishing to earn an ESL certificate endorsement. Education professionals who hold Kentucky teaching certification may seek an ESL certificate endorsement through courses offered by the Murray State University MA in TESOL program.
Gifted and Talented Endorsement for Kentucky Teachers
The mission of the Center for Gifted Studies is the promotion of excellence in the area of Gifted Education through the preparation and supervision of teachers and providing services to gifted students and their families.
Instructional Computer Technology Certificate Endorsement for Kentucky Teachers
The Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement (P-12) prepares P-12 certified teachers to infuse technology into their own teaching and to assume positions of leadership in the instructional computer technology use in their schools and districts. Program participants learn how to develop more effective instruction with appropriately infused technology so that all students can learn at higher levels. They develop the skills and dispositions of reflective decision-makers through an endorsement program that prepares them to assess and identify instructional computer technology opportunities in their teaching, to develop technology-infused instruction, and to reflect on and refine the impact of their instruction. Courses can be taken specifically for the endorsement or for the specialization portion of a masters or rank program.
- Dr. Johan Koren
- (270) 809-2760
Financial aid cannot be used for non-credit programs.