Prospective Students

Each year we admit about 10-13 new students to our program. We usually draw 60-80 applications that meet our minimal qualifications as discussed in the Curriculum section of the website. Of those admitted, the typical average scores are: GPA 3.6, GRE-Quantitative 149 (600 with previous GRE format), GRE-Verbal 151 (470), and GRE-Analytical Writing 4.5 to 5.0. Of course, some of our students scored a little below those averages and some scored higher, but those are the group averages for our admitted students in recent years.

Top Quality & Diverse Students

Where do we draw such top-quality students from? In our classes you will find students from throughout the state, nation, and world. That means you could benefit from perspectives as varied as Sweden, Poland, Bangladesh, Ukraine, China, Brazil, Jamaica, Germany, Canada, Oman, Australia, Japan, Turkey, Great Britain, India, and from a wide variety of states across the U.S. We believe the diversity of our students is a strength of our program and provides students with the opportunity to learn and grow from varied perspectives.

Application Procedure

Deadline: March 1st (for Fall semester; our primary selection time); October 1st (for Spring semester; few if any openings)

Application Steps

1. Submit Application for Admission Online
    Note: General application deadlines on this online form do not apply, we have our own deadlines

2. Mail the Following Documents to the College of Graduate Studies:

3. Apply for Graduate Assistantship (GA) *Optional*
    Note: This is a completely separate application.

If you would like to be considered for a graduate assistantship you must submit additional materials. The information for the application procedure can be found here.

Please be sure to follow the instructions and mail your materials to the College of Graduate Studies separately from your application to the program. For more information go to our Financial Aid page.

    Middle Tennessee State University
    College of Graduate Studies
    MTSU Box 42
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

Questions? See our FAQ Page or go to our Contact Page if you would like to reach us directly.