Morehead State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 15 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: Town: Remote
  • Student Population: 10,746 (9,752 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 79% part-time, 21% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,422
Source: NCES

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2.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

Morehead State University is a growing university, although it still has good student to teacher ratios. As always, when choosing a University, put in the time and research to determine what is best for you.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: School Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

Morehead State University's graduate school is one of the best in my opinion. With a very rigorous and yet helpful approach to preparing graduate students they help us to succeed in our careers. The course work is broken down into specific classes used to address particular aspects o f the career. There is an exit exam before you graduate ensuring that all necessary skills have been learned. I high recommend MSU graduate school!
4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

Morehead offered me everything I needed at the time. I was able to complete my licensing in a timely manner. It worked well as I have a family with seven children. The online convenience was what I needed for my young, growing family. I would recommend the program to others.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

The specific classes are great as are the professors for online classes. The counseling and anything admin is a nightmare. No one responds unless you hound them. Other than that I am happy with the knowledge the professors impart and the workload.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Morehead State University.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2016

I love the accessibility of the program - my entire degree is online! I can still work full-time and get my degree to further my career, which is super convenient. I also love that tuition is the exact same for all graduate students, whether in-state or out-of-state.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2017

Real world experiences from the faculty that prepared me for the world of education and becoming a well versed practitioner.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty are very accessible, and personally interested in student's success. The career connections available for graduates are second to none. Unfortunately some of the faculties experience is lacking. The facilities and equipment are fairly outdated.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program is a great program! I really enjoy being able to take online classes since I also have to work full time. The only thing I would change is if they would offer more of their program requirements completely online in addition to on campus or hybrid.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2014

Morehead State University's is located in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Campus is simply gorgeous. The lawn is always neatly manicured and the Appalachian foothills provide a picturesque backdrop to daily student life. If you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing then Morehead would compliment your interests. The university has private hiking trails that connect with national and state trail systems; a private lake know as Eagle Lake were students can fish, hike, or picnic; and MSU is also adjacent to Cave Run Lake. However, for those interested in nightlife Morehead would probably disappoint. The town has 2 small bars that host live music regularly; however, the music selections are not very diverse and after a few weekends you will probably hear everything the town has to offer. Most students visit Lexington, Kentucky or Huntington, WV, both of which are about an hour drive from Morehead, to take in a larger variety of entertainment. Living in Morehead is very affordable. Rent and utilities are fairly low if you choose to live off campus, although you’re likely to encounter a bit of a commute, probably less than 10 minutes, for the cheaper housing options. Unlike most university towns, there is no large gated apartment complex to accommodate off campus students. Apartments fill quickly and it would be best to look into housing options as soon as possible. Also important to know, properties near the university sell and rent higher than most other housing in town. If living on campus there are a few different options for graduate students. The majority of housing is standard dorm or suite housing, but there are some on campus apartments available. All housing is shared and the past few years the university population has grown so rapidly that they have had to put extra people in rooms, making the living situation uncomfortably cramped. Tuition to the graduate program is also affordable. Students pay one rate regardless of the class taken or state residency status. This makes Morehead more affordable to out-of-state residents. The university also offers many opportunities for funding primarily in the form of Graduate Assistantships, which provide a $10,000 a year stipend. To qualify you must be accepted to the university, enrolled in at least 9 credit hours, and maintain a 3.0 GPA in graduate courses. Usually GAs try to work in their academic department, but there are positions in almost every area of the university many of which provide great job experience for careers outside academia. In the department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminology GAs are not assigned a particular function, such as researching or teaching, but instead will most likely be required to do a variety of these tasks, as well as grading papers, assisting students, or performing regular office-type tasks. The biggest downside to the graduate program at Morehead is that there is no tuition waiver for Graduate Assistants. However, the stipend is enough to completely cover tuition and most class materials. Students may choose to augment living expenses with loans or by working part time at another job. Most classes are at night after normal working hours or online and GA hours are often very flexible. The M.A. program in Sociology is flexible and designed primarily for individuals pursuing careers outside academia. The department offers graduate level concentrations in General Sociology, Criminology, Sociology and Regional Analysis, and Gerontology. The department’s strongest areas of research are in Rural Sociology, Criminology, and Gender and Sexuality. Class sizes are small and offer plenty of opportunity for discussion. Graduate advisors are usually helpful and receptive. The department is quite small, so there is less interdepartmental politics to deal with, i.e. you probably will not get stonewalled for working with the “wrong person” like you would at universities with larger departments. The department and university offer funding for students who present at conferences; expenses are usually completely covered. Morehead State is not a highly competitive school, if you are looking for a top tier “big name” program this university is not for you. On the other hand, if you are looking for a program that can be highly individualized, a career outside academia, or professors who will really work to help you succeed Morehead State University is the perfect place.
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