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MSU receives approval from CPE for two new programs

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Kentucky’s Council on Postsecondary Education approved two new academic programs for Morehead State University. During its (April 29) quarterly meeting held at Murray State University, the CPE approved the Master of Science in Space Systems Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

The Master of Science in Space Systems Engineering will build upon the success of MSU’s undergraduate program and the available space science infrastructure. The program will emphasize a holistic approach, where students are required to understand the overall system and how individual elements contribute and interact. Having access to the Space Science Center at the university will provide unique opportunities for students to conduct extensive research and development.

The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience is anchored by a core of courses already offered at MSU, with strong enrollment and existing facilities. Unlike traditional neuroscience programs that are viewed as a branch of biology, the program will take an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates the complete science of the nervous system and reflects the need to understand the relationship between the brain and behavior.

“These two programs will greatly enhance the academic offerings in space science and psychology and demonstrates Morehead State’s commitment to developing new and innovative programs to prepare students for 21st century jobs,” said Dr. Roger McNeil, College of Science and Technology dean.

Additional information is available by contacting Dr. Ben Malphrus, chair Department of Earth and Space Science, at 606-783-2212 or Dr. Greg Corso, chair Department of Psychology, at 606-783-2981.


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