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Prospective Students

Future Students

Thank you for your interest in Murray State College! This page is a one-stop location to get you acquainted with the College and what steps you will need to take to start your journey at MSC.



Interested in applying to Murray State College?

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What is Murray State College?

MSC is a two-year college with a rich history in Southern Oklahoma. The College was established in 1908 and has grown into an institution that serves thousands of students each year. The MSC service area covers ten counties in southern Oklahoma: Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Johnston, Love, Marshall, Murray and Pontotoc.

Where is Murray State College?

The main MSC campus is located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. MSC also offers classes at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore, Oklahoma. In truth, MSC is wherever you are! With online classes, you can attend MSC wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you.

When are classes offered?

Murray State College has three regular semesters in an academic year: Summer, Fall, and Spring. There are also concentrated courses for students who want to complete classes in a shorter period of time. These sessions include: Intersession Classes between the regulars semesters, 6-week and 8-week sessions during the Fall and Spring Semesters, and 4-week sessions during the Summer Semester.

Why should I attend Murray State College?

Murray State College is a great place to start, whether you are just starting your degree, starting a new career, or getting a jump-start on college. Thanks to our small-town atmosphere, anyone can feel at home on the Murray State College campus. Here everyone is treated like family. Our faculty, staff and administration are all dedicated to ensure that from Murray State College, our students can go anywhere.

How much does it cost to attend MSC?

You can use the Cost of Attending calculator to determine how much it will cost to attend MSC. If you haven’t already, you should fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for Financial Aid. There are also several scholarships available at MSC.

Can I tour campus?

Absolutely! Our recruiter will be more than happy to help you. Just fill out a Campus Tour Request Form or Contact the Outreach Team!

Self-Guided Virtual Tour

How do I get started?

If you haven’t applied to Murray State College, you will need to start there. You can apply right at the top of this page. Just look for the red "Apply Now" button. You can also contact the Registrar’s Office if you need help with the application process.

How do I enroll?

Once you are ready to start your journey at MSC, you will need to enroll in classes. Get started by contacting the Academic Advisement Office.

About MSC

Once you have applied, look through MSC’s website to familiarize yourself with what MSC has to offer. Here are some highlights:

The College offers three Associate Degrees:

  • Associate of Art

  • Associate of Applied Science

  • Associate of Science

Degrees, Programs, & Requirements

Learn more about the degrees and the programs offered for each degree. On this page you will also find information about the requirements for each program, including what classes you should expect to take.

Concurrent enrollment

High school students can get a jump-start on college and attend classes at MSC with concurrent enrollment.

Reach Higher Program

If you have completed at least 18 hours of college, but never completed your degree…you may qualify for the Reach Higher Program. Reach Higher is a state-wide program designed for working adults to help them complete their degree.

Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to improve retention and graduation rates of at-risk students through advisement, counseling, workshops and transfer assistance. Participants must meet eligibility requirements.

Resident Housing

MSC has two housing options on the Tishomingo campus. The Aggie Suites is an apartment-style living option, while McKee Hall is a more traditional dormitory.

Dining Services

MSC offers a traditional Dining Hall and a snack bar (The Grind).

Student Organizations

You will want to enrich your college experience by joining one of the several Student Clubs and Organizations on campus.


Murray State competes in Region 2 of the National Junior College Athletic Association in the following sports:

  • Women’s & Men’s Basketball (Division I, Region 2)

  • Women’s Golf

  • Men’s Golf (Division II)

  • Women’s & Men’s Soccer (Division III)

  • Softball (Division II)

  • Baseball (Division II)

  • Women's & Men's eSports

Visit the Murray State College Aggies website.

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