• Academics at McMurry
  • Academics at McMurry
  • Academics at McMurry

Academics

McMurry University has a national reputation for excellence and value. As a Christian liberal arts university, we educate and prepare students to live responsible, productive and creative lives in an ever-changing world. An average student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1 taught by talented and caring faculty, not teaching assistants, demonstrates our commitment to prepare our students for success outside of the classroom. McMurry’s six schools offer seven undergraduate degree programs, 45 majors and one master’s degree. More than 78 percent of McMurry’s fulltime faculty hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their field.

School of Arts and Letters

The School of Arts and Letters offers hands-on learning tailored to your individual goals. A low student-to-faculty ratio means more leadership opportunities, discussion and debate. As practicing artists themselves, the faculty will take you beyond the classroom and immerse you in a community that values art, music, theatre, writing and speaking. From opportunities to exhibit your art, publish your work in literary magazines and participate in music performances and theatre productions, you’ll soon discover the School of Arts and Letters provides close personal attention, the practical application of skills, meaningful experiences and valuable preparation for the workplace. 

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The School of Business

The School of Business will introduce you to concepts in accounting, management, finance and marketing, among others. You will consider global, social, legal and ethical issues, and acquire a skillset that is highly sought after. Your curiosity will help you make the connection between classroom discussions and practical application in real business situations. You will study alongside distinguished scholars who will mentor you while you think critically, write, travel and conduct independent research in your field of choice.

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The School of Natural
and Computational Sciences

The School of Natural and Computational Sciences is McMurry's home for programs in math, science, computers and health career preparation. Your classes will be small and challenging, practical and experience-rich. The faculty teaches for your success and provides opportunities to turn “what you know” into “what you can do.” Our students have built a turbojet engine and a dog-repelling watch. They’ve synthesized new antibiotics and isolated new microbes for oil-spill cleanup. There are dozens of other discoveries just waiting for you, because you will have the opportunity to use what you have learned to do these things and more in your capstone project.

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The School of Education

The School of Education will engage your passion for teaching and research, and prepare you to become a lifelong learner.

Through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Fitness, the School of Education participates in project-based activities focused on your individual strengths and interests. All programs housed within the school welcome traditional and nontraditional students. Faculty within this school genuinely cares about your success and uses technology to optimize your learning and success.

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School of Nursing

The Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing is the only intercollegiate program in the nation that serves two private universities and has become a model for other programs seeking to efficiently provide a high-quality professional program in nursing.

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The School of Social
Sciences and
Religion

The School of Social Sciences and Religion will empower you to deal with complexity, change and diversity. You will study alongside distinguished scholars who will mentor you while you think critically, write, travel and conduct independent research in your field of choice.

Success stories speak volumes for the school. Graduates have been accepted for advanced study at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Duke, Vanderbilt and a number of other prestigious institutions.

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