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Muskingum University

The mission of Muskingum University is to offer quality academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences in the setting of a residential, coeducational, church-related college and in the context of a caring community where individual fulfillment is encouraged and human dignity is respected. 

Bachelor's programmes

Humanities (9)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)
Journalism & Media (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Law (1)



Muskingum University is rich in tradition, its proud heritage reaching back to the first half of the nineteenth century when Ohio. 

In January 2000, Dr. Anne C. Steele became Muskingum University's 20th President. Muskingum changed in chartered status from college to university in 2009.


 Muskingum University primary purpose is to develop—intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically—whole persons, by fostering critical thinking, positive action, ethical sensitivity and spiritual growth, so that they may lead vocationally productive, personally satisfying and socially responsible lives.


The Office of Academic Affairs supports teaching, learning and both faculty and student/faculty research at Muskingum University. It does so through active collaboration, and through the coordination of the work of the faculty and the academic support staff who serve our caring academic community.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Housing services

Muskingum is a residential university which requires all undergraduate students to live on campus and maintain a university meal plan for a minimum of 6 semesters (beginning with the class that entered the Fall of 2013).  Students who are 25 years of age or older at the time residency begins are not required to live in campus housing.  Students 25 years of age or older must request permission to live in campus housing from the Vice President of Student Affairs or his/her designee.

Library services

The Library’s holdings include 209,000 books and more, 310 journal subscriptions, and 14 daily/weekly newspaper subscriptions. In addition, the Library provides access to: 46 million books, millions of electronic articles, 12,000 electronic journals, 140 databases, 25,000 e-books; thousands of images, videos and sounds, 12,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students and more.

Student Life

Campus life

Muskingum University is a true residential community, where more than 90 percent of students live on campus or in the village of New Concord. So where will you live?

Muskingum’s living options range from traditional residence halls, sorority, fraternity and social club houses to special program houses, and townhouses.

On the East and West campus hills you’ll find housing with newly furnished lounges, computer labs, kitchen and laundry facilities. Each of our six traditional residence halls has a personality of its own- with the layouts, furniture, and building style differing from the next. All of our traditional halls are outfitted with Proximity Access Card readers.

Student clubs

The Multicultural Student Services Office is located in TOC (Top of the Quad Center) above the bookstore. The office serves minority students as they adjust to life in New Concord and helps make their transition to Muskingum University a smooth process.


Muskingum University has been continuously accredited since 1919 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, nd is authorized by, and receives periodic reauthorization from, the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Cambridge, Ohio, United States