Welcome to Graduate Studies at MTSU!

This site offers you links and information to aid you in becoming a graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University. If the information you seek is not provided, please contact us at graduate@mtsu.edu or 615-898-2840.

Applicants with a minimum of a bachelor's degree may apply to the College of Graduate Studies. 

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How to Apply

The following requirements apply to application for most programs offered at Middle Tennessee State University.

All applicants to the College of Graduate Studies must have an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale) to be considered for unconditional admission.  Applicants who attended graduate school at another institution must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on all graduate work and a minimum of 2.75 on all undergraduate work to be considered for unconditional admission.  International students on an F1 visa must meet requirements for unconditional admission.

Individual programs may have higher admission requirements than those of the College of Graduate Studies. Applicants should consult the programs for individual program admission requirements.

For timely application processing, submit your application to the College of Graduate Studies by the following priority dates:

October 1 Priority date for spring semester
March 1 Priority date for summer semester
June 1 Priority date for fall semester
 
Individual programs may have earlier application deadlines. Prospective students should consult the Graduate Catalog or individual departments for application deadlines.
 

Application to Graduate Studies

Types of Applications:

Domestic Students:

Choose this application type if you are a citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee of the Unites States of America and:

  • have NEVER applied to the College of Graduate Studies at MTSU
  • have previously graduated from MTSU with a graduate level degree and are pursuing a higher degree

International Students:

Choose this application type if you are NOT a citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee of the United States of America.

Reapplying to Graduate School:

Students reapplying to graduate school after a stop-out (excluding summers) must submit a readmission application. There is no application fee required for reapply. 

 

Application Fee

 A $35.00 (USD) application fees isrequired for all new applications.  Students that qualify for readmission applications do not need to pay this fee.  See Application to Graduate Studies section above to choose which application you need.

Entrance Exams

GRE, GMAT, MAT, or English Language Proficiency

Submission of GRE, GMAT, MAT scores are required for admission into graduate school. Tests are program specific so please check your program of interest for the required test. English Language Proficiency is required of all international applicants. The Middle Tennessee State University Institution Code is:

  • GRE: 1466
  • GMAT:
    • Accounting: 6ZR-KJ-63
    • Business Administration: (Full-time): 6ZR-KJ-25
    • Business Administration: (Part-time): 6ZR-KJ-52
    • Information Systems: 6ZR-KJ-37
    • Management: (Full-time): 6ZR-KJ-25
    • Management: (Part-time): 6ZR-KJ-52
  • MAT: 1751
  • TOEFL: 1466
  • IELTS: Mailed to the address below
  • UMELI: Mailed to the address below
  • ELS: Mailed to the address below

Transcripts

Applicants must submit transcripts from all colleges, universities, and institutions attended other than MTSU. Applicants are NOT required to submit MTSU transcripts. Unofficial transcripts may be sent for admission evaluation purposes prior to offer of admissions. Once an offer of admission has been made official transcripts are required for a student to be allowed to register for classes.

To be considered an official, it must be sent directly from the applicant's institution to the College of Graduate Studies at MTSU. 

Letters of Recommendation

 Most programs require an applicant to submit 3 Letters of Recommendation to aid in making decisions of admission. Check with your program of interest for their admission requirement.

Additional Application Requirements

 Individual programs have other specific application requirements.  Please check with your program of interest for these requirements. 

Application materials should be emailed to Graduate@mtsu.edu or mailed to:

Postal Service Delivery Address:

Courier/Express Delivery Address:

College of Graduate Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

College of Graduate Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
2269 Middle Tennessee Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
ATTN: Graduate Student Admission

 NOTE: All materials received become the property of MTSU and cannot be returned to the student or forwarded to a third party.

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