McMurry University

Founded in 1923, McMurry University has gained a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of our faculty, students, and graduates. We are a liberal arts university offering bachelor's degrees in the fine arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, business, education, and nursing. Steeped in our United Methodist tradition, our 1400 students are affected daily by our Core Values: Christian Faith as the foundation of life, Personal Relationships as the catalyst for life, Learning as the journey of life, Excellence as the goal of life, and Service as the measure of life. We boast of an outstanding faculty and staff whose goal is to maximize each student's level of achievement and to expose them to those qualities that go into making a successful life. We have been recognized annually since 1996 by US News & World Report for quality and value. You can also read about us in 100 Colleges Where Average Students Can Excel.

We are located on 40 acres in a quiet residential section of Abilene, Texas, a city of 115,930. Just as our university is large enough to offer excellent opportunities while ... [ Read All ]


United States

Phone: (325) 793-4700
Fax: (800) 460-2392

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Our Aims


Christian Faith as the foundation of life,
Personal Relationships as the catalyst for life.
Learning as the journey of life.
Excellence as the goal of life,
and Service as the measure of life.


The mission of McMurry University is to provide a Christian liberal arts
and professional education that prepares students for a fulfilling life
of leadership and service.  

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Location and Getting there

Located 180 miles west of Dallas and 444 miles east of El Paso, Abilene may be reached from Interstate 20.  

Department and information about the department

McMurry University's Art Department prepares individuals for careers in art education and gives all students the opportunity to develop the conceptual and technical skills of artistic expression as well as cultural understanding. Courses are offered in art education, art appreciation, art history, ceramics, painting, graphic design, drawing, basic 2D/3D design, photography and jewelry design. Full participation in classes, assignments, critiques and exhibitions results in comprehensive knowledge of design, media, expressive possibilities and creative solutions.

Art faculty provide a broad background of knowledge in the art forms of Western civilization and non-European cultures as it relates to a puralistic conmtemporary world. Students study art in the classroom and then examine it first hand through field trips to galleries and museums; they are also afforded opportunities to study art abroad.  

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Information For  Undergraduates

BA in Studio Art
BA in Art Instruction
BA in Multi-Media Graphic Design
BFA in Studio Art
BFA in Multi-Media Graphic Design
Arts Administration Minor
Art Minor
Multi-Media Minor  

Information For  International Students

International students seeking admission to McMurry University must be graduates of a reputable secondary school (senior middle school, high school, or equivalent) in a system composed of at least twelve grades. The quality of an applicant’s secondary work (or college-level work in the case of transfer students) will be judged from the transcripts submitted. Criteria will include grades and overall academic record indicated on the transcript(s) and diplomas obtained.  


Student Support

Student Affairs seeks to provide an educational environment that supports and facilitates their involvement and commitment to the campus community. The "students first" philosophy is based on creating a progressive and interactive learning environment which encourages students to explore their potential through empowering opportunities for leadership, scholarship, and critical thought.  


While living on the McMurry campus, you’ll find that your neighbors are no longer strangers—they become like family! The relationships you build with them will last a lifetime, and building those relationships will be one of the most fun and memorable times of your life.  

How To Apply

On-line Application  

Visit us (open days)  

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)