College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University

Announcements and Important Dates

Senior Day – 2014

Join us on Monday, April 14th for Senior Day, a great way for undergraduates to learn about graduate school.

When: 11:00am – 1:30pm

Where: The Student Union Building, outside the Ballroom on the 2nd floor

Cost: Free!

Appetizers and drinks will be available.

Senior day will feature representatives from the Phillips Bookstore, Alumni Relations, Career Development Center, MTYoung Alumni Group, Blue Raiders Athletic Association, Financial Aid, College of Graduate Studies, Master of Professional Studies, Development and Registrar's Office, the Recreation Center, and more!

The next GRE Workshop will take place on April 11th - 13th. We are still taking registrations!

GRE Workshops always include:

Two full-length practice tests
Instruction and Review on each section of the exam
Test-taking Strategies
Exam Review book
Expert Instructors
Lunch on Saturday

All at a fraction of the cost at other facilities! The class will fill up quickly, so reserve your spot now.

For more information and for the registration flyer, please visit the website for the GRE Workshop.

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.
Please  "like" us on Facebook, join the list-serv, and access the Graduate Student Association Flyer for more information.


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 Spring Thesis and Dissertation Submission Deadline

The last day to file your thesis or dissertation for Spring graduation is March 28, 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 Spring 2014 Graduation Candidates

Jan 30: Last day to file Intent to Graduate Form for May 2014 graduation

Mar 28: Last day to file thesis or dissertation for May 2014 graduation

Mar 29: Written Master's and Specialist's Comprehensive Examinations begin

May 2: Last day to remove incomplete grades for May 2014 graduation

May 10: Spring commencement

Other Dates of Importance

Jan 16: Classes Begin

Jan 20:  Martin Luther King Holiday - NO CLASSES

Mar 1: Summer 2014 priority application submission date to College of Graduate Studies (Note: individual programs may have earlier deadlines)

Mar 10-15: Spring Break - NO CLASSES

Mar 15: Written Doctoral Examinations begin. Contact your department of major for specific date.

Apr 15: Completed Summer 2014 Graduate Assistantship Hiring Packets due in College of Graduate Studies

Apr 28: Comprehensive Examination results due in the College of Graduate Studies from departments

May 2-8: Final examinations

May 12:  Deadline for submission of final grades

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