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Morgan State University

For over 140 years, Morgan State University has been an important part of the higher education system in Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the nation. Throughout its history, Morgan has served the community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse society.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Medicine & Health (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the institution's original mission was to train young men in ministry. Morgan remained a private institution until 1939. The state of Maryland purchased the school in response to a state study that determined that Maryland needed to provide more opportunities for its black citizens.


Morgan State is one of the few historically black institutions nationally to offer a comprehensive range of academic programs, in business, engineering, education, architecture, social work, and hospitality management, in addition to those in the arts and sciences and programs leading to the doctorate.


The Student Research Center encourages networking and health research enrichment for the students by engaging students in a vibrant research environment, where they will be surrounded by and can exchange research ideas with peers and near-peer mentors. It is a place where students will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of biomedical research and to interact with other students who have a shared interest in biomedical research.


The Center for Career Development (CCD) is here to assist you with all aspects of career planning--from identifying skills, interests and values, exploring majors and occupations, perfecting your resume and cover letter, practicing your interviewing skills, to gaining real-world experience through internships and employment. Whether you are beginning your college experience or are nearing graduation, we are your first step for all things career-related.

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Student services

The division of Student Affairs at Morgan State University provides learning opportunities and environments that advance the holistic development of all students. This occurs through purposeful engagement that inspires students to excel in and out of the classroom while maintaining standards of excellence in leadership and citizenship that transforms the campus and beyond.

Housing services

Morgan's suburban-like setting is a spacious 140- acre campus located in a pleasant residential neighborhood, nestled among rolling hills in the Northeast section of Baltimore City. The campus can be reached from hotels in the Inner Harbor area in about fifteen minutes. The campus is ten minutes from lodging in the Towson area and 10-15 minutes from hotels in Northern Baltimore County.

Library services

The Earl S. Richardson Library is the main academic information resource center on the campus.  The new building which covers approximately 222,517 square feet opened in 2008.   It houses approximately 400,000 volumes and access to 1,900 periodical titles. The Library subscribes to over 100 online databases.  Reading and study spaces provide wired and wireless access to databases for research.

ICT services

The Earl S. Richardson Library houses several computer labs located on the 1st floor of the building. All labs are outfitted with smart classroom technology and printing services. These spaces are available for reservation by faculty.

Medical services

The University Health Center  is a primary care facility where Morgan State University students can be evaluated and treated for acute and chronic medical conditions as well as guidance on practices that promote good health and disease prevention. These high quality and accessible health services are fully covered under the University's Student Health Insurance Plan.

Student Life

Campus life

The University has the advantages of both suburban life and proximity to an urban center. Built on two slopes, the campus is strategically located in the picturesque northeastern section of Baltimore, a city with a population of more than 657,000, and is surrounded by rapidly growing residential communities. The center of the city is easily accessible from the University campus.

Sports facilities

The University Student Center includes a state-of-the-art Recreation Center, located on the 2nd Floor in room 201.  Here at the Rec Center we offer 7 Billiard tables, air hockey, table tennis,and arcade games.

Student clubs

Currently 18 fraternities, sororities, and social clubs organized into two governing councils provide many Morgan State students with a personal and interactive collegiate experience. Members of fraternities, sororities, and social clubs are active in all aspects of life on campus including clubs and honor societies, major campus entities such as Student Government, Inter-Residence Council, and Morgan State athletic teams. The organizations themselves provide many activities, events, and programs for the entire campus community. If nothing else, Greek Life provides a broad range of opportunities and experiences for its members from which memories and personal growth are just two of the benefits.


Morgan State University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Student Reviews

The Search for Career Discovery
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved the spirit of the campus and seeing other young students striving to gain the knowledge that would push them closer to their desired careers. I would recommend more practical assignments and less note taking because I believe it will improve student cooperation. I would summarize my undergrad experience as step one of the career discovery journey

My HBCU Experience
Brooke Wright rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoyed my HBCU experience at Morgan State. I learned a lot about myself and my ancestors. Although some courses were repetitive from High School, I learned history that was not taught to me. Learning about my history, empowered me. I wish Morgan would invest more into their Fashion program.

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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