Online Doctoral Programs
The Doctor of Arts (DA) program is English Pedagogy and Technology combines advanced coursework in English content areas while emphasizing pedagogical theory, reflective practice, and the use of instructional technology to enhance the abilities of current teachers of English at secondary and post-secondary levels. It also provides avenues for students hoping to teach English in dual-credit, developmental, adult education and literacy programs.
The program is designed on a cohort model, whereby students in each cohort form a learning community and network of imagination, reflection, and support. Courses in the program are offered in traditional, weekender, online, hybrid, and reflective-practice formats. The program may be completed entirely online, entirely on-campus, or through flexible combination of modes.
Students may choose one of four specializations:
- Teaching English Language
- Teaching English Literacy K-Adult
- Teaching English Literature
- Teaching English Writing
DR. KEVIN BINFIELD - PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The Doctor of Education in P-20 and Community Leadership was developed to produce bold and innovative agents of change who will lead P-20 initiatives that will be beneficial to the schools, communities, businesses, and organizations they serve. Individuals well suited for participation include:
- experienced leaders in pK-12, postsecondary, community, nonprofit, agriculture, and STEM-related areas who have a proven record of success as a P-20 leader;
- practitioners in pK-12, postsecondary, community, nonprofit, agriculture, and STEM-related areas with an interest in data-driven decision-making and applied research agendas;
- and educational thought-leaders as well as innovative individuals focusing on cutting-edge educational initiatives and/or programs.
The program follows the executive-style, cohort model and is designed to be completed in three years. The cohort meets three to four weekends per semester using distance technology (i.e. Zoom).
The balance of the work is completed using the university's learning management system (i.e. Canvas). The program can be completed 100% via distance delivery.
The 60-hour program has four specializations: pK-12 Leadership, Postsecondary Leadership, STEM Leadership, and Agriculture Education. There is also an Ed.S to Ed.D bridge.
The student may also work with an academic advisor to customize a specialization.
Admission is granted on a competitive basis with cohorts starting in both the fall and spring semesters.
- pk-12 Leadership
- Postsecondary Leadership
- STEM Leadership
- Agriculture Education
- Ed.S. to Ed.D. bridge
DR. RANDY WILSON - PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The Doctor of Nursing Practice is a clinical doctoral degree program in nursing designed for nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. Graduates of the DNP program will be able to serve as leaders who use best practices as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) at individual, population, and organizational levels.
Currently, the Murray State University School of Nursing prepares advanced practice nurses in two specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Anesthetist. All programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs. MSU partners in the delivery of the nurse anesthetist program with Baptist Health Madisonville in Madisonville, Kentucky. We also have a satellite site at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky.
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nurse Anesthesia
- MSN to DNP (Post Master’s) — offered 100% online
DR. KATY GARTH - PROGRAM COORDINATOR