Graduate Study Administration
The Associate Vice President, Academic Programs (Graduate Dean) is responsible for executing policies and regulations governing graduate study.
The Graduate Committee
The Graduate Committee consists of two members selected from the graduate faculty of each of the four colleges, four graduate students, a member of the professional library staff, the Registrar, and the Associate Vice President, Academic Programs or designee serving as chairperson. The committee recommends policies and regulations pertaining to graduate study; advises the Associate Vice President in the execution of these policies; approves and reviews graduate programs, faculty, and courses.
When the graduate student is admitted to a program, an advisor from the graduate faculty is appointed. The advisor counsels the student in preparing and completing the program of graduate study. The student should consult the advisor concerning any problems that may arise in connection with his or her work.
- AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
- American Association of State Colleges and Universities
- American Council on Education
- Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
- Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
- National Association of Schools of Music
- National Commission on Accreditation
- National League for Nursing
- Southern Regional Education Board
- The Council of Graduate Schools in the United States
The graduate programs offered at Morehead State University meet the needs of three types of students:
- Those who look upon the attainment of the master's degree as their ultimate educational goal;
- Those working toward a non-degree objective beyond the baccalaureate level; and
- Those individuals who plan to pursue specialist and/or doctoral programs.
The specific goals of graduate study are to help the student to:
- Further develop abilities to read and think critically, to judge values and limitations;
- Improve the skills needed for concise, correct, and coherent expositions;
- Develop the principles and techniques of research and the accepted forms of reporting research findings;
- Practice creative thinking, initiative, resourcefulness, and responsibility;
- Become specialized in an area through advanced in-depth study; and
- Develop a keen awareness of the significance of current knowledge and developments of being an informed person.
It is the responsibility of the graduate student to become thoroughly informed about the general regulations for graduate study and the specific program of study requirements as stated in this catalog. The graduate student is expected to meet regularly with the assigned advisor to plan the graduate program. If there is a question about the assigned advisor, the student should contact the Graduate Office at (606) 783-2039.
The graduate student is also responsible for completing all program requirements within the permitted time limit. A plea of ignorance of the rules in requesting a waiver of the general regulations or program requirements as stated in this catalog will not be accepted. If an exception is to be made, based upon extenuating circumstances, such a request must be approved by the Associate Vice President and/or the Graduate Committee.