Degrees and Programs

Middle Tennessee State University offers graduate programs at the certificate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels, with more than 100 programs of study from which to choose. From short-term-study certificate programs to doctoral degrees, MTSU has something for almost everyone. Niche programs in recording arts and technologies, aeronautical science and public history attract top scholars from around the world. The University routinely hosts students who participate in renowned programs such as the Fulbright and Muskie Fellowships. We are a leader in graduate education in Tennessee!

Masters Degrees

Master of Accountancy (M.Acc)

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Master of Library Science (M.L.S.)

Master of Music (M.M.)

Master of Professional Studies M.P.S.

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

Graduate Certificates

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.

Graduate Certificates (CERT)

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Programs (ABM)

High achieving undergraduate students enrolled in select majors and intending to pursue a master’s degree in certain programs may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's (ABM) pathway. The pathway allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete select requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees simultaneously. For more information on the admissions process and ABM requirements, please see the Graduate Catalog.

Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Programs (ABM)

Non-Degree / Endorsements

Non-degree-seeking student admission is available to qualified applicants who wish to enhance their post-baccalaureate education but do not seek a graduate degree. Not all courses offered at the University are available for non-degree-seeking students. Enrollment in specific courses may be limited to degree-seeking students only. Information concerning eligibility for specific graduate courses may be obtained from individual departments. It is advisable to speak with a departmental academic advisor before enrolling in any graduate course.

NOTE: Non-degree-seeking students are not permitted to enroll in graduate courses in the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

Non-degree-seeking students who wish to change to degree-seeking status must meet College of Graduate Studies’ admission requirements and specific graduate program admission requirements to be eligible for consideration.

If transfer to degree-seeking status is approved, appropriate semester hours earned while a non-degree-seeking student may be applied toward a degree program if approved by the graduate program director and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Certain programs within the College of Education are available for add-on endorsements for non-degree-seeking students.  Those include:

  • Alternative I and II Licensure Add-On Endorsement
  • English as a Second Language Add-On Endorsement
  • Library Science Add-On Endorsement
  • Special Education Add-On Endorsement

Some other licensure paths are available for non-degree-seeking students as well, including:

  • School Counseling Licensure - Professional Counseling




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