Graduate Student FAQ
Many questions that current MTSU English graduate students may have are addressed in the 2021-2022 Graduate Student Handbook. Page numbers are identified below. Other questions are addressed in documents accessed via the links below. Students are also encouraged to consult the Graduate Student Advisor and Graduate Program Director to discuss any questions.
If you want to know more about what a Directed Reading course is, how to register, or how many you can take, you can find that information on page 20 of the Graduate Student Handbook.
Graduate students may earn 1-3 credit hours of elective credit through an internship, available at both MA and PhD levels.
How do I register for an internship? (forthcoming)
Internship evaluation form (forthcoming)
PhD Preliminary Exams
If you want to know more about when to take exams, how to prepare for exams, established exam areas, and how exams are graded, you can find that information on pages 16-19 of the Graduate Student Handbook.
Policies, Areas, and Reading Lists are available on the Graduate Students Resources page.
Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Main Office: Peck Hall 302
Chair: Dr. Stephen Severn
Telephone: (615) 898-2648