College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University




Aug9  Summer 2014 - Commencement


Aug19-23 First-time Graduate Assistants - Orientation


aug25Fall 2014 classes start


New Regulations for Tennessee Students

The Tennessee Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act (EVEA) became effective on October 1, 2012.
The EVEA requires state public institutions of higher education to verify that persons seeking a "state public benefit "are either a "United States citizen" or "lawfully present" in the United States.
Students that have not verified Tennessee residency will have their tuition charged at the out-of-state rate beginning with the Spring 2013 term.
Click here for more information and instruction.

Graduate Student Association

 As a graduate student at MTSU, you are automatically a member of a fantastic student organization: The MTSU Graduate Student Association (GSA)!

Sign up to receive GSA emails!
1) Send an email to
2) Leave the subject line blank.
3) Type this text in the body of the email:   subscribe MTSUGSA Firstname Lastname
(Example: subscribe MTSUGSA John Doe)
4) You will receive a confirmation email within a few minutes.
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Support MTSU's Food Pantry!

Due to an increasing number of hungry students, the University College Advising Center (UCAC)
has started a food pantry for MTSU students.

The need is here, we just need your help to make it happen:
You can help with stocking the pantry by donating food items or just by getting the word out.

If you know hungry students that need assistance please contact Becca Seul, (, x4910) 
the point person for the pantry, or feel free to send them over.

The UCAC will take donations any time between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
For further information about this new initiative, check out the UCAC Food Pantry Flyer!

2014 Summer Thesis and Dissertation Submission Deadline

The last day to file your thesis or dissertation for Spring graduation is June 27, 2014.

All theses/dissertations will now be submitted electronically to the MTSU ProQuest website: Theses/dissertations are NOT to be submitted until after the thesis/dissertation defense and after all members of the entire thesis/dissertation committee have approved the final version of the text.

All thesis/dissertation students are encouraged to attend the workshop offered each semester by the College of Graduate Studies. Guidelines on the thesis/dissertation submission process are also available in the Thesis and Dissertation Manual.

Click here for further information and instructions.

Important Dates for Summer 2014 Graduation Candidates

June 2: Last day to file Intent to Graduate Form for Summer 2014 graduation

June 21: Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin

June 27: Last day to file thesis or dissertation for May 2014 graduation

June 28: Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin

August 7: Last day to remove incomplete grades for May 2014 graduation

August 9: Spring commencement at 10:00am

Other important Dates for Summer 2014

Please see Academic Calendar:

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