morgan_main_imageMorgan_State_University_Logo1 Morgan State University also referred as MSU is a historically black college located in Balitmore, Maryland, United States. Founded in 1867 by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as a private institution, it became a public institution in 1939 and a doctoral-granting university in 1975. Throughout its history, MSU has been a comprehensive institution emphasizing the arts and sciences and a strong general education in all fields of study, a tradition that continues today. Currently, Morgan is a member of Thurgood Marshall College Fund and possesses its own governing board of regents.

Morgan State University Profile

General Information

Morgan State University Campus Setting

Morgan State University covers an area of more than 143 acres nestled among rolling hills. Built on two slopes, it is strategically located in the picturesque northeastern section of Baltimore and is surrounded by rapidly growing residential communities. The University offers both easy access to suburban life and proximity to an urban center.


Morgan State University is one of the few historically black colleges to offer a wide range of academic programs in engineering, business, education, architecture, hospitality management and social work. Moreover, there are programs in arts and sciences leading to the doctorate.

Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education (Teacher Education)
  • English
  • Engineering, Civil
  • Engineering, Electrical and Computer
  • Engineering, Industrial
  • Family Consumer Sciences
  • Finance
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Languages
  • Health Education
  • History and Geography
  • Hotel, Restaurant, and Hospitality Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Military Science
  • Music
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Multi-Platform Production
  • Nursing
  • Nutritional Science/Dietetic
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Physics and Engineering Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Screenwriting & Animation (SWAN)
  • Services and Supply Chain Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Speech Communications
  • Strategic Communication
  • Theater Arts
  • Transportation Systems
  • Visual Arts
  • African-American Studies (M.A.)
  • Architecture (M.Arch.)
  • Bioinformatics (M.S.)
  • Biology (M.S.)
  • Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Chemistry (M.S.)
  • City and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.)
  • Economics (M.A.)
  • Educational Administration and Supervision (M.S.)
  • Elementary and Middle School Education (M.S.)
  • Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • English (M.A.)
  • Higher Education Administration (M.S.)
  • History (M.A.)
  • Hospitality Management (M.S.)
  • International Studies (M.A.)
  • Journalism (M.A.)
  • Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
  • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Project Managment
  • Mathematics (M.A.)
  • Mathematics Education (M.S.)
  • Museum Studies & Historical Preservations (M.A.)
  • Music (M.A.)
  • Nursing (M.S.)
  • Physics & Engineering Physics (M.S.)
  • Project Management (M.S.)
  • Psychometrics (M.S.)
  • Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Science (M.S.)
  • Science Education (M.S.)
  • Social Work (M.S.W.)
  • Sociology (M.S. & M.A.)
  • Transportation (M.S.)
  • Bio- Environmental Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
  • Engineering (D.Eng.)
  • English (Ph.D.)
  • Higher Education Administration (Ph.D.)
  • Community College Leadership Program (Ed.D)
  • History (Ph.D.)
  • Industrial & Computation Mathematics (Ph.D.)
  • Mathematics Education (Ed.D.)
  • Psychometrics (Ph.D.)
  • Public Health (Dr. P.H.)
  • Science Education (Ed.D.)
  • Social Work (Ph.D.)
  • Urban Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
  • Community College Leadership Program (Ed.D.)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management

Morgan State University Clubs and Organizations

The nine Greek fraternities and sororities at MSU include:

Organization Chapter name
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Beta Alpha
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Alpha Delta
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Alpha Iota
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Pi
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alpha Gamma
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Gamma
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Alpha
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Gamma
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Beta Tau


MSU athletic teams are known as the Bears, and there are 12 varsity sports teams in total. They compete in the NCAA’s Division I Mideastern Athletic Conference. The football team competes in Division I-AA. Intercollegiate sports teams include men’s basketball, football, cross country tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field. Women’s teams include bowling, volleyball, and softball.

Morgan State University History

MorganState_OldFounded in 1867 by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church to educate young men in ministry, the Centenary Biblical Institute, as it was known at the time, received the name Morgan College in 1890 to honor Reverend. Lyttleton Morgan, the first Board Chairman who donated land to the college. The school soon started training both men and women to become teachers, and the first degree was awarded to George F. McMechen in 1895. This college remained a private institution until it was purchased by the state in 1939 as an institution of opportunity for its black population. Finally, Morgan received university status in 1975.
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