Murray State University Graduate Programs

Murray State University is a Public, 4 years school located in Murray, KY. Murray State offers total 54 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.

  • Graduate Tuition & fees: $14,400 ($9,114 Kentucky residents)
  • Graduate Students: 1,398
  • Graduate Programs: 54

Murray State Graduate Programs Overview

Murray State University (referred to as Murray State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Murray, KY. Murray State offers total 54 graduate programs through Master's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate degree/programs.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees at Murray State University is $9,114 for Kentucky residents and $14,400 for out-of-state students when a student attends full-time status. The tuition per credit hour is $506 for Kentucky residents and $800 for out-of-state students. Total 1,398 students have enrolled in graduate programs where the school has total population of 9,454 with undergraduate students.
Murray State 2020 Graduate Programs Key Facts
Tuition & FeesKentucky residents: $9,114
Out-of-State: $14,400
Costs per CreditKentucky residents: $506
Out-of-State: $800
Graduate Students1,398
Graduate Programs54 programs
Offered Graduate DegreeMaster's, Doctorate, Post-graduate certificate

Who Accredits Murray State University

Murray State University is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1928 - Current).

Graduate Degree & Major Programs, Number of Completers

Murray State University graduate schools offers 54 major programs and 18 programs are available on distance learning. Last year, total 591 students have earned their graduate degrees/certificate at Murray State. Next tables summarize the offered graduate major programs and its sub-programs at Murray State with number of completers.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Agriculture [+] 1 program (1 online)38
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (other)1 program (1 online)38
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 programs (1 online)28
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1 program 16
Organizational Communication1 program (1 online)12
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 2 programs (2 online)50
Information Technology1 program (1 online)19
Information Science/Studies1 program (1 online)31
Education [+] 14 programs (3 online)174
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration1 program (1 online)10
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)1 program 19
Special Education and Teaching1 program 15
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services1 program 14
Elementary Education and Teaching1 program 22
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching1 program 10
Secondary Education and Teaching1 program 13
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels1 program 0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching1 program 10
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education1 program 2
Music Teacher Education1 program 5
Reading Teacher Education1 program 22
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist1 program (1 online)10
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor1 program (1 online)22
Engineering Technology [+] 2 programs (1 online)40
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician1 program -
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician1 program (1 online)40
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 program 4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies1 program 4
English Language And Literature [+] 2 programs (1 online)17
English Language and Literature1 program (1 online)5
Creative Writing1 program 12
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 2 programs 11
Biology/Biological Sciences1 program 9
Aquatic Biology/Limnology1 program 2
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 1 program 6
Mathematics1 program 6
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 program 0
Sustainability Studies1 program 0
Physical Sciences [+] 2 programs 4
Chemistry1 program 2
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)1 program 2
Psychology [+] 2 programs 14
Experimental Psychology1 program 3
Clinical Psychology1 program 11
Human Services [+] 3 programs (3 online)33
Community Organization and Advocacy1 program (1 online)19
Public Administration1 program (1 online)10
Youth Services/Administration1 program (1 online)4
Social Sciences [+] 2 programs (1 online)7
Economics1 program 7
Development Economics and International Development1 program (1 online)0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 programs 28
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1 program 28
Athletic Training/Trainer1 program 0
Business [+] 1 program (1 online)90
Business/Commerce1 program (1 online)90
History [+] 1 programs 3
History1 program 3
Total41 programs (14 online)547
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 program (1 online)28
Nursing Practice1 program (1 online)28
Total1 program (1 online)28
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Education [+] 1 program 16
Educational Leadership and Administration1 program 16
English Language And Literature [+] 1 programs (1 online)0
English Language and Literature1 program (1 online)0
Total2 programs (1 online)16
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramNumber of ProgramsNumber of Completers
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies [+] 1 program 0
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (other)1 program 0
Communication and Journalism [+] 2 programs 0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1 program 0
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (other)1 program 0
Education [+] 1 program 0
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services1 program 0
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 program 0
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies1 program 0
Psychology [+] 1 program 0
Research and Experimental Psychology (other)1 program 0
Human Services [+] 2 programs (2 online)0
Community Organization and Advocacy1 program (1 online)0
Youth Services/Administration1 program (1 online)0
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 2 programs 0
Communication Sciences and Disorders1 program 0
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant1 program 0
Total10 programs (2 online)0

2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees

For academic year 2019-2020, the average tuition & fees of Murray State graduate programs is $9,114 for Kentucky residents and $14,400 for other students. The tuition per credit hour for graduate program is $506 for Kentucky residents and $800 for other students. The average living costs is $13,266 when a student lives on campus housing.
2019-2020 Graduate Program Tuition at Murray State
Kentucky residentsOut of State
Tuition$8,214$13,500
Fees$900$900
Costs per Credit Hour$506$800
Living on-campus$13,266
Living off-campus$14,960

Graduate Student Population

At Murray State graduate schools, there are total 1,398 graduate students. Among them, 562 students have enrolled graduate programs online exclusively. By gender, there are 477 men and 921 women students at Murray State graduate schools. Next table summarizes the graduate student population at Murray State.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity at Murray State University
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,398477921
American Indian/Native American321
Asian18810
Black/African American933063
Hispanic23815
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White1,102347755
Two More21516
Un-Known23716
Graduate Student Population in Online Programs at Murray State
Total Graduate StudentsEnrolled ExclusivelyEnrolled Some CoursesNot In Online Courses
Number of Students1,398562254582

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All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020