General Academic Information

Program Evaluations

Students should review their official program evaluation online or obtain a copy via their MyMoreheadState account at

Students who subsequently change their area/major/minor program must complete a change of program form in the dean's office of their chosen program.

General Education Program

The General Education Program provides a foundation of knowledge and skills vital for all students. The curriculum provides students with the attributes needed to participate intelligently and responsibly in the discourses that shape the communities in which they live. General education is more than the acquisition of information or skills for daily life; it transcends the merely factual to raise and engage evaluative and philosophical questions. General education submits the fundamental principles and suppositions of a body of knowledge to inquiry and discussion. It challenges students to uncover and examine the assumption under which they operate. General education aims to form in students a questioning spirit that will continue through their college career and their life as a whole and provide the grounds for development of the kind of people who can secure their own well-being while contributing to their communities, their professions and the world in which they live. Approved Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs) form the foundation for student achievement, curriculum development and program assessment.

Requirements for Graduation

To earn an undergraduate degree, students must meet general University requirements and specific program of study requirements. These requirements are explained in the academic programs section of this catalog. Listed below are the general University requirements for bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and second degrees.

Applying for Graduation

Undergraduate and graduate students can register for graduation, as well as pay the $20 graduation fee online via Registration for spring and summer terms must be completed by March 15 and registration for the fall term must be completed by Oct. 15, in order to avoid a late fee.

To register for graduation online:

  1. Log on to
  2. Click on ‘Students’ in the left side menu
  3. Click on ‘Academic Profile’
  4. Click on ‘Application for Graduation’
  5. Choose appropriate academic program for which you are applying
  6. Fill out the graduation application form and click submit
  7. Complete payment information

Once the application has been submitted, an e-mail notification is sent to the Office of the Registrar. Students will also receive a confirmation e-mail.

Commencement is observed two times during the academic year. Ceremonies are held at the end of the fall and spring terms. For additional information regarding graduation and commencement, contact the Office of the Registrar at 606-783-2008 or

Dual Program Completion

Students can now count courses across disciplines (also known as "double-dipping") in order to satisfy program requirements for dual majors or a major and a minor. General Education courses are not included in the dual program completion policy.

Completion of Two Bachelor's Degrees Simultaneously

Students who wish to receive two bachelor's degrees simultaneously must satisfactorily complete the regularly prescribed requirements of both degree programs. The degree program that a student is admitted to first will be the first degree. A minimum of 32 new credit hours in residence for the second degree must be completed (e.g., if the first degree requires 120 credit hours, a total of 152 hours must be completed). No more than two bachelor's degrees may be awarded simultaneously. Final approval of both degree programs must be obtained from each of the appropriate departments and college(s).

Second Degree Requirements

If you have earned a degree from Morehead State University or any other accredited college or university, you may earn a second bachelor's degree or associate degree by completing program requirements approved by your major department. For more detailed information regarding the specific guidelines regarding this policy, visit UAR 111 at

Project Graduate

Project Graduate is a statewide collaborative effort between the Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE) and other Kentucky colleges and universities to provide returning students with more than 80-credit hours help in finishing their degree. Students who qualify for Project Graduate are eligible for incentives such as:

  • Free application
  • Tuition assistance
  • Priority enrollment
  • Individual advising

For more information on completing your degree through Project Graduate, contact Jill McBride, Project Graduate liaison, at or 606-783-5226.

Distance Education and Regional Campus

Distance Education

Morehead State University offers numerous distance education classes to students in the region through advanced technology. Students earn credit toward a degree by interacting with their peers and professors through interactive compressed video (ITV) and Internet classes. For more information on the courses available through distance education, contact the Distance Education and Instructional Design, 100 Camden Carroll Library, 606-783-2140 or 800-585-6781, option #3.

Regional Campus System

Morehead State University maintains four regional campus centers in Ashland, Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg and West Liberty. Courses are also offered at the University Center of the Mountains, Hazard for the purpose of providing higher education access to place-bound and time-bound students who are geographically remote from the Morehead campus.

MSU at Ashland

1400 College Drive, Suite L 272

Ashland, KY 41101

606-783-2901, 606-327-1777, 800-648-5370

Bachelor of Arts - Area in Early Elementary (P-5)

Bachelor of Arts - Area in Middle Grades (5-9)

Bachelor of Arts - Area in Learning and Behavioral Disorders and Middle Grades (5-9)

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of University Studies

Minor in Psychology

MSU at Mt. Sterling

Clay Community Center

3400 Indian Mound Drive

Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

606-783-2078, 859-499-0780, toll free at 866-870-0809

Associate of Arts (AA) - University Studies

Bachelor of University Studies

Bachelor of Social Work

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Nursing

MSU at Prestonsburg

6 Bert Combs Drive

Prestonsburg, KY 41653

606-783-5421, 606-886-2405, toll free at 800-648-5372

Bachelor of Arts - Area in Early Elementary (P-5)

Bachelor of Arts - Area in Middle Grades (5-9)

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of University Studies

MSU at West Liberty

155 University Drive

West Liberty, KY 41472-0190

606-783-5381, 606-743-1500, toll free at 800-648-5371

Associate of Arts (AA) - University Studies

Bachelor of University Studies

University Center of the Mountains/Hazard Community and Technical College

J. Marvin Classroom Center

1 Community College Drive, Hwy 15

Hazard, KY 41701

606-487-3182, toll free at 800-246-7521 ext 73182