The mission of the psychology department at MTSU is to promote student personal and
professional success by providing the best possible academic experience in and out
of the classroom. As a department, we offer 3 majors leading to the Bachelor of Science
(B.S.) degree, 6 minors, 5 graduate programs leading to the M.A. degree, and an Ed.S.,
degree in School Psychology. We presently serve over 1000 undergraduate majors and
nearly 200 graduate students.
The Psychology major, our most popular major, is a 38-hour program designed for students who have a variety of career goals and interests. The second major, PreGraduate Psychology, is a 41-hour concentration designed for students who plan to pursue graduate education in Ph.D. psychology programs or research-intensive masters programs. Students must formally apply and be admitted to this program. The third major, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, is a 46- hour program designed to (a) prepare students for entry-level positions in human resource departments of business and industries and (b) provide a background for students wishing to pursue graduate work in psychology, industrial-organizational psychology, or related fields. The department also offers an online psychology degree in conjunction with the University College.
Additionally, the department offers M.A. degrees in Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and a Pre-Specialist in Education: School Psychology. An Ed.S degree is offered in School Psychology.
The department main office is located in room 103 of Jones Hall. Our regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The main office number (615) 898-2706, and the fax number is (615) 898-5027.
We welcome the opportunity to share information about our department and hope that you will contact us with your comments and questions about our programs.