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| Plenty of great things about Morehead! The marching band rocks, and the drumline is just INCREDIBLE! I love it! I love playing drums, and Morehead's music program is arguably the best in Kentucky. Especially if you're into percussion. The percussion faculty is unbeatable. You should look into the program first, without going into it blindly. Speak with faculty and staff about what you should study before going, if you're going to major in music. Get good at sight reading. |
|Jan 16 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |
Morehead State University is what you make of it. |
Negative: 90% attend for an easy degree.
Those seeking an easy college diploma will find that MSU is a good fit, given the relatively low cost of tuition along with classes that basically high school level. Yes, those classes abound in every department and in every major at the graduate and undergraduate level. Showing up and turning in anything means a "B". You really have to be a screw-up to get a "C" or lower.
There is the social effect of attending Morehead State. Most people aren't ambitious. Most people didn't do well on the ACT/SAT. Many students take their sweet time at the school irrespective of whether they completed a degree or not. If you're in this environment, the carefree attitude will rub off on you.
Positive: 10% attend for an education.
The 10% represent those who want to learn and then pursue an advanced degree (Ph.D., J.D., etc..,) at another institution. They are a small group who take the more challenging classes, participate in class discussions, and actually contribute to the intellectual mission of the university. Not only do this 10% thrive at MSU, when they go other institutions, they give MSU a good name.
Overall recommendation: Go elsewhere if you are ambitious.
Know of any Morehead alumnus who went to an Ivy League school?You're chances of attending a Top 50 university, as defined by US News, is next to non-existent if you go to Morehead State. The best you can hope for is the likes of UK and UofL. You may have a 4.0 from MSU, but many Top 50 schools will say "it's a Morehead 4.0."
|Jun 16 2011|| 5th Year Male --
Class 1995 |
| I attended Morehead as a graduate student, getting my MS in Psychology. While the Experimental faculty, for the most part, seem to be very knowledgeable (publications multiple times a year and receiving more grant funding than any other department), the Clinical faculty seems a bit preoccupied. I understand that they are required to supervise past-graduates up to 5 years as necessary for for the grad's clinician status, but this is something that the program should take into consideration. Nearly all of the faculty in both programs seem to foster a very competitive and cut-throat environment. While this may be helpful in some areas of study, psychology is not one of them. |
Not all of the faculty are like this. Dr. Remillard, for example, does not fit this standard. He does not play favorites at all and pushes students to perform to their best, regardless of others' success. Dr. Butz is very similar.
Most of the faculty members do not get along with one another, so it should come as no surprise that they support the same behavior in their students. The faculty members do not support their graduate students, as teaching or research professionals. Though, if you are good at manipulating people, they do play favorites.
Compared with other graduate schools, Morehead's academic environment and student support is embarrassing, and to put simply the entire program needs to reworked. At the very least, it seems that the faculty have all grown into a rut, and need a refresher on how to interact with and support their students. This is a view supported by both clinical and experimental students.
I can sum it up this way: I regret my decision to study at Morehead. If I could redo it, I would choose elsewhere. If I could advise others, it would be to do the same. I would not recommend the graduate psychology program to anyone.
|Mar 25 2011|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2011 |