Admissions

Your first step to becoming a #RacerGraduate! 

Contact us

Undergraduate Admissions

For new freshmen who have graduated high school or received their GED, but have not previously enrolled in college courses.

Website
Phone - 270-809-3741
Toll-free - 800-272-4678 ext. 1
Email - msu.admissions@murraystate.edu
Fax - 270-809-3780

Transfer Center

New transfer/Readmits/Post-baccalaureate

Website
302 Lowry Center, Murray, KY 42071
Toll free - 1-855-668-8886
Office phone - 270-809-3350
Fax - 270-809-3411

Graduate Admissions

For students who have already received a Bachelor's degree. 

Website
Kathy Garrison
Email - kgarrison@murraystate.edu
Telephone: 270-809-3779
Fax: 270-809-6125

International Admissions

For students who are not currently U.S. citizens.

Website
171 Woods Hall, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071
Office phone - 270-809-6274
Email - msu.intl@murraystate.edu

Other ways to attend

In addition to the traditional four-year campus experience, MSU offers degree opportunities that suit your circumstances and location. Below are links to some of the many ways we can help you reach your higher education goals.

Integrated Studies

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly five million adults were enrolled in colleges across the country in 1997. From 1999-2010, NCES projects an increase of nine percent in students aged 25 and older. Murray State's BIS program is a response to this revolution in higher education.

Regional campuses

Murray State University offers full-service offices at our Paducah, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Ft. Campbell regional campuses. There are a variety of courses and programs available for students who do not have access to the Murray campus.

Online courses

Online courses give distance learners and commuter students the ability to participate in on-campus life without needing to be physically present. Courses lead toward associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Interactive television

This page will help guide you through some of the details about Interactive Television on Murray State's campus.

Non-credit courses

The Office of Conferences & Workshops offers a variety of non-credit programs, camps, and workshops to the public.


Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Murray State University. Normal inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Murray State University.