Profile: Murray State University

Fast Facts

On Campus:28%
  • Fall 08/18-12/9
  • Spring 01/19-05/13

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition Only:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Profile

Murray State University is a highly accredited university located only a few miles from the shores of two of the nation's largest lakes (218,220 acres). Students are only minutes from an exceptional recreation area. Kentucky and Barkley Lakes cradle one of the most beautiful stretches of uninhabited land east of the Mississippi, the Land Between the Lakes. This 170,000 acre national park offers endless opportunities for those who enjoy the great outdoors. Murray has a wonderful atmosphere of friendliness, conducive to higher education and was voted one of the "Friendliest Small Towns In America" by RAND McNally in 2013.

America's Best Colleges, U.S. News and World Report ranked MSU in the highest tier among southern regional and liberal arts colleges and universities. The 232 acre main campus includes 70 major buildings.

MSU has a rich history of traditions including a touchdown celebration marked by a thoroughbred, Racer One, running a lap around the football field.

Campus Location - Murray State Unviversity is located in the heart of the Jackson Purchase area of Western Kentucky in the city of Murray, nestled in the middle of Calloway County.

Helpful Information - MSU is a great place to be, from the family-like atmosphere of the campus dining facilities, 24-hour security of Public Safety and convenience of on-campus health clinic. We have over 150 student organizations - from the Environmental Student Society and Random Act of Kindness to the Clay Target Club, from Greek organizations to pre-professional and honor societies. There is truly something for everyone to get involved in!

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Technology Management, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Equine Science, Horticulture, Vet Tech Emphasis, Veterinary Science

Area Studies: Art Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Design Technology, Drafting, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Fish Biology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Business Education, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Office Administration, Office Management, Personnel, Printing Management, Product Operations Management, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Electronic Media Production and Management, Graphic Communication, Journalism, Organizational Communication, Radio and Television Studies, Telecommunications, Television

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, English, French, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technical Education

Engineering: Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Education, Environmental Geology, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Management

Food Science: Food Services Management, Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, German, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Emergency Medical Care, Exercise Science, Nursing, Occupational Safety and Health, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Library Science: Library Science

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics-Physics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Performance, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Recreation, Recreation Therapy

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Design Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Education, Veterinary Technology

Closed Programs
Teacher Certification

Notable Academic Programs
Agricultural Sciences
Occupational Safety and Health
Engineering Technology

Unique Academic Programs
Biology/Life Science
Animal Sciences

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/13/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $20 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Murray City Sticker Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 001977

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
Freshmen and sophomore are required to live on campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

Notes About Meal Plans
Unlimited declining balance is available

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.