Graduate Programs Overview

Murray State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Murray, Kentucky. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,881 for Kentucky residents and $14,400 for other students in average.

It offers sixty-one graduate programs: 44 Master's, 7 Doctorate, 10 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 433 students have been conferred Master's degree and 59 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMurray State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY
Graduate School Students1,586 students
742 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,881
Out-of-State$14,400
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 61 Graduate Programs
44 Master's, 10 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $8,881 and $14,400 for non-Kentucky residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $493 for Kentucky residents and $583 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$7,981$13,500
Fees$900$900
Cost per Credit$493$583
Books & Supplies$1,260
Room & Board$9,512 (On-Campus) / $10,370 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,355 (On-Campus) / $5,015 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$24,008$29,527
Off-Campus Total$25,526$31,045
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$12,072$9,504$9,114$9,114$8,881
Out-of-State$34,056$27,684$14,400$14,400$14,400

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Murray State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 176 major areas - 43 Master's (17 online programs), 3 Doctorate (2 online programs), 9 Post-Bachelor'(3 online programs). 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
Total43359--
Men13626--
Women29733--
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.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Education
Work and Family Studies
Psychology
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Agriculture
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
Communication and Journalism
Education
Psychology
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Agriculture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
English Language And Literature
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting

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 742 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 215 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total1,586
Men Students536
Women Students1,050
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total1,586
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
Total1,586
American Indian /
Native American
4
Asian15
Black120
Hispanic32
White1,268
Two or more races40
Un-Known37
20 students are younger than 22 and 342 students are older than 65. The school has 793 students aged between 22 and 30 and 431 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total1,586
21 & Under20
22-24413
25-29380
30-34234
35-39197
40 & Over342
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, 742 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 215 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,586
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses742
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses215
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses629
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses742
Kentucky Resident361
Other State In U.S.365
Outside of U.S.16



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