You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: UNEVEN
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: $3,804
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,294
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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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!
Teacher CertificationNotable Academic Programs
Unique Academic Programs
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
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
Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Emergency Medical Care, Exercise Science, Nursing, Occupational Safety and Health, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy
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
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
Figures are current as of 8/5/2015.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
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:
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.
Freshmen and sophomore are required to live on campus.
Meal Plans Per Semester
Unlimited declining balance is available