The College of Graduate Studies provides academic, financial, and other support services for graduate students, while upholding academic standards. The College certifies that every candidate for conferral of a graduate degree has fulfilled all academic requirements. The College contributes assistance to help ensure that each graduate program provides the optimal educational experiences for its graduate students. The support includes the distribution of graduate assistantship funds and the provision of graduate fellowships.
The College also serves as the central collegiate component for uniting the entire graduate academic community at Middle Tennessee State University. The College, in consultation with the graduate faculty, establishes policies and procedures to promote excellence in graduate education. These include processes to ensure judicious and selective graduate student admission decisions; rigorous adherence to the academic standards expected of graduate students; monitoring for excellence in graduate program curricula via the graduate program review process; and selectivity in making graduate faculty appointments.
The College of Graduate Studies in partnership with other Colleges/Schools at Middle Tennessee State University, regional institutions of higher education, and private and public agencies/corporations, will evolve into a regional, national, and international leader in graduate education. This will result in the development of a technically skilled entrepreneurial workforce which is required for sustaining regional, national, and global economies. This mission will be accomplished through seamless integration of teaching and learning with outstanding scholarship of its faculty and students, continued emphasis on enhanced quality of its programs, and development of innovative programs with interdisciplinary focus.
To make the College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University a "destination of choice" for prospective graduate students. This will be accomplished by engaging in the highest level of graduate education, research, scholarship, creativity, innovation, mentorship, and training.
We value excellence in instruction, research and creative activity, and public service. In pursuit of our commitment to distinction, we value mentorship and internal and external partnerships.
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