Graduate Student FAQ

Many questions that current MTSU English graduate students may have are addressed in the Graduate Student Handbook. 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.

Directed Readings


How do I develop a Directed Reading Proposal?


Graduate students may earn 1-3 credit hours of elective credit through an internship, available at both MA and PhD levels.

How can I earn credit for a graduate internship?

Internship registration form

Internship evaluation form

PhD Preliminary Exams


Policies, Areas, and Reading Lists are available on the Graduate Students Resources page.

How do I develop a Custom Exam Proposal?









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