Page 1

in Murray, Kentucky USA


urray State University, located in Kentucky, is a public university that is home to more than 10,800 students from the United States and around the world. Since the university’s founding in 1922, Murray State has attracted students who are seeking an excellent education in a place that feels like home — a place with opportunities to explore. Strong Academics Murray State’s 118 master’s and bachelor’s programs are fully accredited and have experienced professors who prepare students for success after graduation. With a student to teacher ratio of 15:1, education at MSU is personalized. Nearly 85 percent of Murray’s professors currently hold the highest degrees available in their fields. And, MSU’s strong commitment to student support services ensures that you will get the most from your studies at Murray State.

Nationally Ranked Murray State University has earned high rankings for being one of America’s top quality universities. U.S.News &World Report and Forbes magazine consistently rank Murray State at the top for its academic excellence and affordability.

Housing and Residential Colleges Each student at Murray State belongs to one of eight residential colleges. A residential college is more than where you live, it’s a small, faculty-led learning community of students where getting involved is easy. Each residential college has its own intramural sports teams, activities and traditions. Additionally, College Courts offers one– and two-bedroom apartments on campus for graduate students and students with families.Â

Athletics Murray State University has a long tradition of school spirit and camaraderie through sports. As an international student, you will enjoy playing or watching the exciting competition. The university has a number of Division I sports teams and modern athletic facilities for both men and women.

Student Life and Campus International students at Murray State University enjoy a safe campus atmosphere and participate in a variety of campus activities, clubs and sports. Over 150 organizations and numerous events give international students the ability to learn from each other and experience the best of college life in the United States.

These include: > Men: basketball, baseball, football, golf, cross country, rifle, tennis > Women: basketball, cross country, golf, rifle, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball

A special place Both the city of Murray and the Murray State campus are warm and welcoming. In fact, in 2012 Murray was named the “Friendliest Small Town in America” by Rand McNally and USA Today. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself fitting right in, making friends and getting involved in campus life. Murray State has a rich history and a variety of unique traditions. Whether you are participating in Racer

Week at the beginning of your school year here, taking a part in All-Campus Sing in April or serving your favorite dish at the International Bazaar, you will become a part of Murray State and MSU will become a part of you. The Murray State campus is a great place to be with the family-like atmosphere of the campus dining facilities, the convenience of an on-campus health clinic and 24-hour security through the Public Safety department. You can rest easy knowing that Murray State has been designated as an International Safe Community — one of only three universities in the world to receive this honor.

English as a Second Language Program (ESL)


urray State University’s English as a Second Language Program is a university based, professionally administered intensive English program preparing international students for undergraduate and graduate studies. The program offers 20+ hours of instruction per week at six proficiency levels. Students benefit from small class sizes and

participate in activities outside the classroom such as the Conversation Partners program and trips to nearby attractions. English Program – 8 Weeks (1 Level) There are five Tuition and Fees $ 1,883 eight-week terms Room $ 1,144 offered through the year — Meal Plan $ 834 January, March, Books and Supplies $ 150 June, August and October. Insurance $ 144 Conditional TOTAL $4,155 Admission to university programs is available through the ESL program. After successfully completing the ESL program and meeting the requirements of the degree program, students will be unconditionally admitted to the degree program of their choice.

Murray and the Region Murray has a low cost of living and is home to many shops and restaurants that are easily accessible from Murray State’s campus. The community prides itself on being a welcoming and safe city for international students. International students will enjoy the beauty of nearby Land Between the Lakes national park, offering abundant outdoor activities for students looking to take a break from their studies. In addition, Murray is within easy driving distance of Nashville, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri.


How to Apply Undergraduate Students > Complete Application > Application Fee $50 > High School Transcripts > TOEFL 71 with no section below 16 OR IELTS 6 with no section below 5 > Copy of passport > SAT/ACT not required > Proof of financial support OR Letter of financial guarantee

Graduate Students > Complete Application* > Application Fee $50 > University transcripts > TOEFL 71 with no section below 16* OR IELTS 6 with no section below 5* > Copy of passport > GRE/GMAT required for certain programs > Proof of financial support OR Letter of financial guarantee *Many graduate academic programs set standards for English proficiency requirements higher than the minimums listed above. Students must meet the specific language requirement of their respective program.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Students

> Complete Application > Application Fee $50 > High school or university transcripts > Copy of passport > Proof of financial support OR Letter of financial guarantee

Apply online now at

Tuition and Scholarships Undergraduate (Bachelor’s) Tuition and Fees*


Graduate (Master’s) Tuition and Fees*


* Includes Global Outreach Tuition Waiver of $5,000 per year for undergraduates and $6,000 per year for graduate students.

International Leadership Scholarships are meritbased and are available for outstanding international students who demonstrate leadership abilities through community service experience, volunteering and extracurricular activities. Scholarships are awarded for four years of undergraduate study or two years of graduate study. > Undergraduate: approximately $7,500 per year > Graduate: approximately $9,300 per year International ESL Scholarships are available to undergraduate or graduate international students who have taken at least one term of ESL at Murray State prior to their degree program study. > Undergraduate: Total of $4,000 ($500/semester for a maximum of eight semesters of full-time enrollment in a degree program). > Graduate: Total of $2,000 ($500/semester for a maximum of four semesters of full-time enrollment in a degree program). For more information about scholarships, please visit or email

Living Expenses* Room

$ 4,576

Meal Plan

$ 3,336

Books and Supplies

$ 1,000

Personal Expenses

$ 2,000

*Estimated per year

Institute for International Studies 165 Woods Hall Murray, KY 42071

Undergraduate Areas of Study Accounting Advertising Agribusiness Agricultural Education Agricultural Systems Technology Agriscience Technology Agronomy Animal/Equine Science Applied Mathematics Applied Physics Architectural Engineering Technology Art (Studio Art/Art History) Art Education Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Science Business Administration Business and Marketing Education Chemistry Civil Engineering Technology Communication Disorders Computer Information Systems Computer Science Construction Engineering Technology Creative Writing and Literature Criminal Justice Earth Science Economics Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering Electromechanical Engineering Technology Electronic Media (Radio/TV) Engineering Graphics and Design Engineering Physics English (Creative Writing/Literature/ Professional Writing) Entrepreneurship Environmental Engineering Technology Environmental Geology Exercise Science (Athletic Training/ Wellness) Family and Consumer Sciences Education Finance Financial Planning Fisheries/Aquatic Biology Forensics French Geoarchaeology Geographic Information Science

Geoscience German Graphic Communications Management Health and Physical Education History Horticulture Human Resources Industrial Education Information Systems Integrated Systems Interior Design International Affairs International Business Japanese Journalism Learning and Behavioral Disorders Liberal Arts Management Manufacturing Technology Marketing Mathematics Middle School Education Molecular Biology Music (Keyboard Studies/ Music Education) Music Business Music Education (Instrumental/Vocal) Music Performance Nursing Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Management Occupational Safety and Health Organizational Communication Philosophy and Applied Ethics Physics Political Science Pre-Dental Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-MBA Pre-Medical Pre-Optometry Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Veterinary Medicine Psychology Public Administration Public Relations

Recreation and Leisure Services Social Work Sociology Spanish Teacher Education Technology Education Telecommunications Systems Management Theatre Veterinary Technology Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Graduate Areas of Study Agriculture Applied Engineering and Technology Management Biology Business Administration Chemical Manufacturing Chemistry Creative Writing Economics Economics with Emphasis in Finance English Geosciences History Human Development and Leadership Information Systems Mass Communications Mathematics Music Education Occupational Safety and Health Organizational Communication Psychology – Clinical Psychology – General Experimental Public Administration Teacher Leadership Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Telecommunications Systems Management Watershed Science

APPLY NOW! Please email or visit Equal education and employment opportunities M/F/D, AA employer

International Student Viewbook  

Murray State University's International Student Viewbook

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you