Mission, Vision & Goals

Vision Statement
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.

Mission Statement
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.   

Growing the Future
Five broad goals represent the foundation of this strategic plan. Over the next ten years, these goals will guide programs, services, and budgets that are designed to grow Morgan's future by implementing the strategic initiatives for each goal. The goals include:

Goal 1:  Enhancing Student Success
Morgan will create an educational environment that enhances student success by hiring and retaining well qualified, experienced, and dedicated faculty and staff, offering challenging, internationally relevant academic curricula, and welcoming and supporting a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Goal 2: Enhancing Morgan's Status as a Doctoral Research University
Morgan will enhance its status as a Doctoral Research University through its success in securing grants and contracts and its faculty's achievements in basic and applied research, professional expression, artistic creation, and creative inquiry. Additionally, initiatives will be designed to enhance doctoral achievement in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) and non-STEM disciplines for underrepresented students of color.

Goal 3:  Improving and Sustaining Morgan's Infrastructure and Operational Processes 
Morgan will enhance its infrastructure and processes by improving the efficiency and efficacy of its operating procedures, by focusing on the environmental sustainability of its facilities, and by meeting the technological customer service needs of its students, faculty, staff and community. 

Goal 4: Growing Morgan's Resources
Morgan will expand its human capital as well as its financial resources by investing in the professional development of faculty, staff, and students, seeking greater financial support from alumni, the State and federal governments, private and philanthropic sources, and establishing collaborative relationships with private and public entities. The issue of indirect costs associated with contracts and grants will be revisited.

Goal 5: Engaging with the Community 
Morgan will engage with community residents and officials in the use of knowledge derived from faculty and student research, the sharing of mutually beneficial resources, and the appropriate and timely dispatch of University experts and professionals to collaborate in addressing community concerns.