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Gunsmithing Program AAS Degree

The first Gunsmithing Program began in 1979 at Murray State College.

MSC Gunsmithing Degree is a 2 year program that teaches all aspects of building and repairing firearms.

The Gunsmithing program students are selected by the Gunsmithing Department Committee. All students must complete 51 credit hours of Gunsmithing courses plus the 18 or 19 credit hours of General Education courses required to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Gunsmithing.

There is the option to continue your education for one more year after successful completion of the Gunsmithing Technology program. The Custom Gunmaking program requries 23 additional credit hours in Gunsmithing courses to achieve a second Associate of Applied Science degree. There is a separate application process to be accepted into the Custom Gunmkaking program, but no additional paperwork is needed, unless otherwise stated. 

You can request a copy of the Gunsmithing information and application packet by emailing or or by calling our office at 580-387-7480.

Program Information:

Applications are accepted year round; however a limit of 30 students are accepted for the freshman class. Applications after February 8, 2021 will be considered for the following school year.

Each freshman class begins in the fall semester of each year.

You are welcome to schedule a whole campus tour by contacting the MSC Outreach office at 580-387-7138 or drop by the Courtney Engineering Building to tour the Gunsmithing Department. If you do not wish to schedule a whole campus tour with the Outreach office, please call us at 580-387-7480 to let us know when you will be arriving in case of campus/office closure.