Online Graduate Degrees

Online Graduate Degree Programs

Agriculture

Description

Offered by the Hutson School of Agriculture, 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 a terminal degree 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.

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View specific program requirements on our website.

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

Business Administration (MBA)

Career and Technical Education

Description

The Master of Science in Career and Technical Education degree is tailored to working professionals and is designed to take your career to the next level. Contact Dr. Kemaly Parr today for more information!   

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View more information on the Career and Technical Education website.

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Cybersecurity Management

The Cybersecurity Management Master of Science degree is a 30-credit hour program that prepares students to enter or transition into cybersecurity leadership roles. Visit our website for more information. 

Marcia Combs-Ford
Cybersecurity Graduate Pogram Director
Computer Science and Information Systems
Visit our website for more information.
mcombs@muraystate.edu
270.809.6218

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.

Engineering Management

Description

The Engineering Management (EGM) degree focuses on management and leadership functions for engineers. If you are a technical professional who holds or plans to thrive in a managerial role, this program is designed for you. Here you will learn tools and techniques for understanding systems, evaluating project finances, streamlining manufacturing processes, improving quality of products/services, and increasing efficiency of private or government organizations.

Visit the program website for more information

Mohammad Faisal Ahmed
Program Coordinator
mahmed2@murraystate.edu
270.809.3356

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.

Information Systems concentration in Business Analytics (MS)

Description

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MS) with a concentration in Business Analytics prepares individuals for careers in the vast and growing field of data analysis. Contact Dr. Antony for more information.

Library Media (MAED)

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.

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

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

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Mass Communication concentration in Public Relations (MS)

The Master of Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations is now available online. Visit the program's website or contact Dr. Ezumah  for more information. 

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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

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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.) 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! 

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

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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 Randy Keller, Program Coordinator, at 270.809.6655 or msu.oshonline@murraystate.edu. You can also visit www.murraystate.edu/oshonline for admission requirements. 

Organizational Communication and Leadership

Description

Our graduate programs in Organizational Communication and Leadership 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. 

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

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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.

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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.

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View more information about the course curriculum on our website. 

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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.

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