Programs

Online Undergraduate Degree Programs

Agriculture - Agriscience Technology Emphasis

New program starting Fall 2018!  The Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science is now offered in both a traditional or 100% online format through Murray State University’s Hutson School of Agriculture.

Website

View our website for more information about the program curriculum and how to apply. 

Contact

Dr. Brian Parr
bparr@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2966

Associate of Arts - General Studies

Description

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

Total Curriculum Requirements .................................60-64 hrs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact

Lisa Schmidt
lschmidt@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2159

Business Administration

Description

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.

For more information, view our online business program website.

 

 

Kelsey Dublin
kdublin@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-4196

Computer Information Systems

Description

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.

Hired by

Service industry, Manufacturing, and almost any organization that transacts business. Some have chosen to operate as independent contractors.

Note

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.

Website

For more information, view our online business program website. 

Contact

Linda Johnsonius
ljohnsonius@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-3933

Integrated Studies

Description

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
  • Communications
  • Human Services

Note

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.

Website

For more detailed information about the curriculum, visit our Integrated Studies website

Contact
Marla Poyner
mpoyner@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-5332

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Description

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

Website

Visit our website to view the Logisitcs & Supply Chain Management curriculum. 

Linda Johnsonius
ljohnsonius@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-3933

Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Description

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.

 

Visit our Manufacturing Engineering Technology website for curriculum information. 

 

Contacts

Jake Hildebrant
jhildebrant@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-6895
Danny Claiborne
dclaiborne@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-6910

RN to BSN

Description

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.

View more information on the RN to BSN program on our website. Curriculum information can be found on the RN to BSN flyer

 

Dr. Carol Murch
cmurch@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2718

Telecommunication Systems Management

Description

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.

View curriculum information on our website.  Also, visit us on Facebook and Twitter!

Contact

Phil Schooley
pschooley@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2718

 

Online Graduate Degree Programs

Agriculture

Description

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.

Website

View specific program requirements on our website.

Contact

For more information, e-mail msu.ag@murraystate.edu.

Business Administration (MBA)

Description

The 100% online MBA is AACSB accredited and can be completed within 18 months. 

 

Website

View more detailed information about the program's curriculum and tuition rates on our website. 

 

Contact

Joy Humphreys
jhumphreys4@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-4259

Economic Development

Description

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.

English

Description

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

Description

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.

Note: 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.

Information Systems (MSIS)

Description

The 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.
 
 
  

Library Media

Description

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.

Note

This program is 100% online expect for required practicum courses which must be completed at a school.

Website

View more information about the Library Media track on our website. 

Contact

Dr. Terri Grief
tgrief@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2760

Music Education

The Master of Music Education is offered as a distance learning program. This engaging degree does require virtual meetings. Graduates may be public school music teachers or teach at the college/university level. For more information, visit the Master of Music Education's website

 

Contact

Dr. Lucia Unrau
lunrauterry@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-6176

Nonprofit Leadership Studies

Description

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.

Nutrition

Description

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

Admission to Murray State University Graduate School. (View our website for details.) For 2018, GRE test scores are not required for the Non-Internship Concentration. 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! 

 

Website

View detailed information about curriculum and tuition costs on our website. See more by viewing our PROGRAM FLYER.

 

Contact

Dr. Kathy Stanczyk
kstanczyk@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-3388

Occupational Safety and Health with an Emphasis in Safety Management

Description

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 and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ANSAC/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 msu.oshonline@murraystate.edu.

Website

View more detailed information about this degree on our website

Contact

Dr. Kristen Spicer
msu.oshonline@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2488

Organizational Communication

Description

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. 

Website

View more detailed information about the program curriculum and tuition on our website.

Contact

Dr. Frances Smith
fsmith@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-3179

Postsecondary Education Administration

Description

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.

 

Website

View more information about this program and view stories from graduates on our website. 

Contact

Dr. Ben Littlepage
blittlepage@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2796
3244 Alexander Hall

Public Administration

Description

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program prepares students for leadership careers in public service organizations. The degree is appropriate for people already working in these fields as a means of advancement and also for pre-service individuals looking to develop the skills and knowledge to enter into an administrative position.

Website

View more information about the course curriculum on our website. 

Contact

Dr. James Clinger
jclinger@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2706

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Description

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.

Website

View more information about this program on our website. 

Contact

Dr. Latricia Trites
ltrites@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-4721

Telecommunications Systems Management (TSM)

This 30-hour master's program is offered 100% online. Contact Dr. Combs for information on receiving a free admission application! 

Website

View our website for tuition costs and detailed curriculum information. 

Contact

Dr. Marcia Combs
mcombs@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-6218

Online Doctoral Programs

Post Master's to Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Description

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.

 

Note: Students must attend Murray’s main campus once a semester for a mandatory orientation.

 

Website

Please visit the DNP website for more information.

Contact

Dina Byers
dbyers@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-6223

 

Doctor of Arts in English Pedagogy and Technology

Description

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.

Online Certificate Programs

Human Development and Leadership

Description

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).

Website

Visit our website for more information about online graduate certificate programs. 

Contact

Landon Clark
lclark23@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-6968

Nonprofit Leadership Studies

Description

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.

Website

Visit our website for more information about online graduate certificate programs. 

Contact

Dr. Peter Weber
pweber@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-3079

Online Education Certificates and Endorsements

ESL Certificate Endorsement for Kentucky Teachers

Description

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. 

Website

View the course curriculum on our website. 

Contact

Dr. Latricia Trites
ltrites@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-4721

Instructional Computer Technology Certificate Endorsement for Kentucky Teachers

Description

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.

 Contact

Terri Grief
tgrief@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-2760


Online Non-credit Programs

Please visit our website for a listing of online non-credit training programs. We also offer a 7-week online GRE test prep program.

Note

Financial aid cannot be used for non-credit programs.