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, 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.

Graduate Certificates

Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs


Graduate Minors

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:

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Earth Science/Geology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Health
  • History
  • Human Sciences
  • Information Systems
  • Library Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Safety
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Theatre