College of Education and Human Services

Seventy-four percent of teachers within the 18-county Western Kentucky region are graduates of Murray State University due to the priceless academic opportunities offered by the College of Education and Human Services. Our department and programs span a variety of disciplines from elementary education, communication disorders to criminal justice. In fact, more than 1,500 Murray State students are engaged with our departments, with about 1,000 of those having already declared education as their major.

Murray State began as a teaching college and has built upon this foundation over the years with several esteemed accreditations. We provide students with unique hands-on experiences during their pursuit of an education degree in addition to the very best in traditional classroom experiences. There are many reasons why the College of Education and Human Services at Murray State is an excellent place for you to take the next step in your academic career. Take a look at the information and resources below to see for yourself.

The Murray State difference

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Academic Departments

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Fast facts about the College of Education and Human Services

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Murray State University was established in 1922 as one of Kentucky’s first Normal schools, designed for educator preparation.

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Over $688,000 in college-specific scholarships were available to COEHS students for the 2022-23 academic year.

Scholarships and grants
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The right size

With approximately 9,500 students, Murray State has an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of 16:1.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Education and Human Services is to prepare future leaders, advocates, and practitioners through authentic, engaging, and student-centered academic programs for successful careers that positively impact communities.

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