The McMurry University Honors Program is a four-year honors track designed to enrich the college experience of our most outstanding students. Honors courses are small, are taught by our best professors, and guarantee a stimulating intellectual challenge to our brightest students. During the senior year, each honors student prepares a thesis that stands as the pinnacle of academic achievement on our campus. The thesis is the product of the student’s independent research conducted under the supervision of his or her major professors. Our honors theses have won national and regional awards. Beginning in the freshman year, every honors student has the opportunity to travel to the Great Plains Regional Honors Conference to present an academic paper. Honors courses, thesis research, and conference participation help honors students develop the skills, creative independence, and confidence necessary for success in graduate training and professional life.
McMurry students have a proven track record of academic excellence. Recent graduates have been accepted for advanced study at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Duke, Rice, Carnegie-Mellon, the Mayo Clinic, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Washington and Lee, Purdue, Emory, Baylor, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, the Law, Medical, and Dental Schools of the University of Texas, and a number of other prestigious institutions. If you are serious about academic excellence, the McMurry University Honors Program is for you!