Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Graduate School at Morehead State University. Graduate education is all about taking the next step in one’s intellectual development, as well as gaining the real-life skills and expertise necessary for advancement along today’s knowledge-intensive career paths. Therefore, whether you are currently an accomplished undergraduate student who wishes to continue your studies or a seasoned professional who requires the additional skills, credentials or degree necessary for career progression, graduate study at MSU can be your gateway to success.

At MSU, excellence in scholarship and research, cutting-edge instruction and real-world experiences combine to create a dynamic atmosphere for learning. A wide range of programs are available to you, with 78 graduate degree programs, plus 37 graduate level non-degree programs that are designed especially for professional educators. We also offer an online MBA, education specialist certifications in five specialty areas and a doctorate in education (Ed.D.). Because financial considerations are of paramount importance, we offer over 90 graduate assistantships with yearly stipends of $10,000 for students pursuing degrees and a flat tuition rate regardless of residence. Fellowships in selected areas are available to eligible students who maintain a 3.0 GPA. Because convenience and ease of access are also important, graduate courses are offered at regional campuses in Ashland, Mt. Sterling, Prestonsburg and West Liberty, as well as the University Center of the Mountains, in addition to the Morehead campus.

The friendly and professional staff of the Graduate School at MSU is prepared and eager to answer your questions. Please contact us at the telephone numbers or email addresses listed. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you take that next step.

With best wishes for your success,


Michael C. Henson, PhD

Professor, Associate Vice President for Research &

Dean of the Graduate School