Murray State University Graduate School

Murray State University (referred to as Murray State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Murray, KY.
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Murray State is $10,071 for Kentucky residents and $10,071 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,800 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,479 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Murray State University (referred to as Murray State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Murray, KY.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1928 - Current).
Murray State Directory Information
School NameMurray State University (Murray State)
Address218 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318
Phone270-809-3011
Webhttps://www.murraystate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.murraystate.edu/Admissions/ApplyOnline.aspx
Financial Infohttps://www.murraystate.edu/admissions/financialaid/index.aspx
The 2023 graduate school tuition & fees of Murray State is $10,071 for Kentucky residents and $10,071 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,800 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 9,479 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 148 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other). Among them, 31 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2023 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$10,071
$10,071 for Kentucky Residents
Student Population1,800
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Professional Practice), and Doctorate (Other)
Number of Programs148 graduate programs
(31 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Murray State is $10,071 in average for the academic year 2022-2023. The tuition per credit hour is $508.
Murray State offers the alternative tuition plans.
2023 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Kentucky Residents$10,071
Out-of-State$10,071
Tuition per Credit Hour
Kentucky Residents$508
Out-of-State$508
Murray State offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)31 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2023 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2022-2023, the graduate school tuition & fees of Murray State University is $10,071. The graduate tuition & fees are decreased by -30.75% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2022-2023 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022-2023 Graduate Tuition & fees
TuitionFees
2018-2019$13,500$900
2019-2020$13,500$900
2020-2021$13,500$900
2021-2022$13,644$900
2022-2023$9,144$927
The graduate school tuition & fees of Murray State is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Kentucky. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,499 and the Kentucky graduate tuition is $17,742 (public) / $10,765 (private).
The following table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Murray State University$10,071
All Graduate Schools$15,996$19,499
Public$11,279$20,404
Private$19,608
Kentucky Graduate Schools$10,484$12,915
Public$11,003$17,742
Private$10,765
For academic year 2022-2023, the living costs are $14,875 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Murray State.
On-campus living costs are increased by 4.77% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $15,539. Off-campus living costs are decreased by -1.07% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2018-2019$9,190$3,940$9,190$4,535
2019-2020$9,466$3,800$10,390$4,570
2020-2021$9,512$4,355$10,370$5,015
2021-2022$9,868$4,330$10,717$4,990
2022-2023$10,160$4,715$10,824$4,715
For academic year 2022-2023, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $508 at Murray State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are decreased by -3.79% compared to previous academic year.
2022-2023 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tuition
2018-2019$800
2019-2020$800
2020-2021$583
2021-2022$528
2022-2023$508

Graduate Programs at Murray State

Murray State University offers 66 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 627 students have completed their study at Murray State University.
Offered Degrees at Murray State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree4215543
Doctor's degree - professional practice2039
Doctor's degree - other1028
Post Bachelor's Degree21517
Total6620627
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Murray State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Veterinary Administrative Services, General program with 5 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business/Commerce program with 89 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 28 completers.
Murray State University offers 66 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 627 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 543 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 28 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 39 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Other) program.
  • 17 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] (1 completers) 79 completers-
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (other)79-
Communication and Journalism [+] (1 completers) 25 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies15-
Organizational Communication10-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (3 completers) 18 completers-
Information Technology12-
Information Science/Studies--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance6-
Education [+] (5 completers) 182 completers-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration9-
Educational Administration and Supervision (other)38-
Special Education and Teaching11$38,300
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services23-
Elementary Education and Teaching1-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching--
Secondary Education and Teaching--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels23-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching7-
Agricultural Teacher Education16$41,300
Music Teacher Education1-
Reading Teacher Education11-
Technical Teacher Education8-
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist26-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor8-
Engineering Technology [+] 21 completers-
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician21$71,400
English Language and Literature [+] 4 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Creative Writing--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 1 completers-
Mathematics1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Sustainability Studies1-
Physical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Chemistry1-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)--
Psychology [+] 5 completers-
Experimental Psychology--
Clinical Psychology5-
Human Services [+] (2 completers) 36 completers-
Community Organization and Advocacy12$32,000
Public Administration24-
Social Sciences [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Economics3-
Development Economics and International Development--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 64 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist31-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist21-
Dietetics/Dietitian12-
Business [+] (1 completers) 89 completers$53,800
Business/Commerce89$53,800
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total543
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 28 completers-
Nursing Practice28-
Total28
Doctorate (Other) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 21 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration21-
English Language and Literature [+] 18 completers-
English Language and Literature18-
Total39
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] --
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--
Technical Teacher Education--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor--
English Language and Literature [+] --
English Language and Literature--
Human Services [+] (1 completers) --
Community Organization and Advocacy--
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Development Economics and International Development1-
Business --
Total17

Graduate Student Population at Murray State

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 1,800 students enrolled into Murray State University graduate schools where it has total 9,479 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 541 full-time and 1,259 part-time graduate students. By gender, 667 male and 1,133 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,8006671,133
Full-time541168373
Part-tme1,259499760
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,340 White (74.44%), 149 Black/African American (8.28%), 37 Hispanic (2.06%), 25 Asian (1.39%), and 249 students with other races. 146 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,8006671,133
American Indian/Native American642
Asian25520
Black/African American1495594
Hispanic371522
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1,340464876
Two More522032
Un-Known452223
Non-resident Alien1468264
Murray State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 896 graduate students (49.78% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 297 graduate students (16.50% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,800
Enrolled Online Exclusively896
Enrolled Some Online Courses297
Not in Online Courses607
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Murray State University. 479 students are aged 20 to 24 (26.61% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.11%), 137 students are aged above 50 (7.61%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Murray State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,8006671,133
Age 18-19202
Age 20-2130723
Age 22-24449152297
Age 25-29443174269
Age 30-34280114166
Age 35-3917970109
Age 40-49280103177
Age 50-641253887
Over 641293

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