Morgan State University awards Baccalaureate, Master’s and Doctorate degrees. More than 7,698 students are enrolled at Morgan.
CHOIROne of the nation’s most prestigious university choral ensembles, The Morgan State University Choir was led for more than three decades by the late Dr. Nathan Carter, celebrated conductor, composer, and arranger. They perform classical, gospel, and contemporary popular music, the choir is noted for its emphasis on preserving the heritage of the spiritual, especially in the historic practices of performance. They have performed throughout the U.S. and all over the world—including The Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Canary Islands, Canada, Africa, Asia, and Europe, most recently in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Morgan State University alumni have achieved notability in the fields of athletics, science, government and the military. There are four members of the NFL Football Hall of Fame (Willie Lanier, Roosevelt Brown, Leroy Kelly, and Len Ford).
Among other achievers:
Earl Graves, Black Enterprise Magazine publisher
Hon. Robert Bell, Chief Judge of Maryland’s highest court
Lieutenant General William “Kip” Ward, the first Commanding Officer of the United States Africa Command
William C. Rhoden, The New York Times sports columnist
David E. Talbert, playwright, TV producer, and entrepreneur
Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Olympic sprinter
Adah Jenkins, Civil rights activist and music critic for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper graduated from Morgan State
Ernest Lyon, former U.S. Ambassador to Liberia
MK Asante, bestselling author and filmmaker
Raymond Winbush, scholar
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, African-American historian