Graduate Program Overview

Murray State University is a four-years, public school located in Murray, Kentucky. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,882 for Kentucky residents and $14,544 for out-of-state students. It offers sixty-four (64) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMurray State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY
Graduate School Students1,586 students
830 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,882
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 64 Graduate Programs
43 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 18 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Murray State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Kentucky residents, the tuition & fees are $9,882 and $14,544 for non-Kentucky residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $499 for Kentucky residents and $528 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$499$528
Books & Supplies$1,260
Room & Board$9,868 (On-Campus) / $10,717 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,330 (On-Campus) / $4,990 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,340$30,002
Off-Campus Total$26,849$31,511
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Murray State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 64 major areas - 43 Master's (13 online programs), 3 Doctorate (1 online programs), 18 Post-Bachelor'(5 online programs). 544 students have been conferred Master's degree and 72 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Natural Resources and Conservation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Work and Family Studies
English Language and Literature
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts

Graduate Student Population

Total 9,449 students enrolled in Murray State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,586 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 536 male and 1,050 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 592 full-time and 994 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 830 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 323 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students536
Women Students1,050
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students592
Part-time Students994
By race/ethnicity 1,268 White, 120 Black, and 15 Asian students are attending at Murray State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races40
22 students are younger than 22 and 388 students are older than 65. The school has 892 students aged between 22 and 30 and 456 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under22
40 & Over388
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Murray State University, 830 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 323 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,763
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses830
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses323
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses610
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses830
Kentucky Resident381
Other State In U.S.423
Outside of U.S.26

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