Graduate Certificates and Minors Offered
The College of Graduate Studies offers Graduate Certificate programs and Graduate Minors.
Graduate Certificate Programs
Graduate certificate programs provide advanced study beyond the baccalaureate degree and are intended as both professional development and as an intermediate step towards a desired graduate degree. Middle Tennessee State University offers graduate certificates in College and University Teaching, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology, Health Care Management, Museum Management, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, United States Culture and Education, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The Gerontology, Health Care Management, and United States Culture and Education certificates are interdisciplinary programs involving courses and faculty in multiple MTSU departments. The certificate in United States Culture and Education is open only to international students.
- Advanced Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner
- College and University Teaching
- Museum Management
- Nursing Administration
- Nursing Education
- Nursing Informatics
Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs
- Health Care Management
- United States Culture and Education (International Students Only)
- Women's and Gender Studies
There are two patterns of minors from which a candidate may choose:
- A single minor consisting of at least 12 semester hours; 12 undergraduate hours in an area are prerequisite to a single minor in that area at the master's level
- A minor consisting of a minimum of 6 semester hours in each of two subjects
The candidate is expected to complete the total program in the major, minor, and/or cognate fields. A cognate is defined as 6 semester hours.
Minors are offered in: