Morgan State University’s vision and mission statements as well as its core institutional values are consistent with the University’s Carnegie Foundation classification as a doctoral research university and are intended to direct Morgan’s strategic growth over the next decade.
Morgan State University is the premier public urban research university in Maryland, known for its excellence in teaching, intensive research, effective public service and community engagement. Morgan prepares diverse and competitive graduates for success in a global, interdependent society.
Morgan State University serves the community, region, state, nation, and world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world. The University offers innovative, inclusive, and distinctive educational experiences to a broad cross section of the population in a comprehensive range of disciplines at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree levels. Through collaborative pursuits, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and dedicated public service, the University gives significant priority to addressing societal problems, particularly those prevalent in urban communities.
The following institutional core values guide the promotion of student learning and success, faculty scholarship and research, and community engagement at Morgan:
Excellence. Excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavors, student services, and in all aspects of the University’s operations is continuously pursued at Morgan to ensure institutional effectiveness and efficiency.
Integrity. At Morgan, honest communications, ethical behavior, and accountability for words and deeds are expected from all members of the University community.
Respect. Each person at Morgan is to be treated with respect and dignity and is to be treated equitably in all situations.
Diversity. A broad diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and supported at Morgan as essential to quality education in a global interdependent society. Students will have reasonable and affordable access to a comprehensive range of high quality educational programs and services.
Innovation. Morgan encourages and supports its faculty, staff, and students in all forms of scholarship including the discovery and application of knowledge in teaching and learning and in developing innovative products and processes.
Leadership. Morgan seeks to provide rigorous academic curricula and challenging co-curricular opportunities to promote the development of leadership qualities in students and to facilitate leadership development among faculty, staff, and students.