College of Graduate Studies at Middle Tennessee State University

Master of Arts in Economics [Industrial Relations]

Program Director: Dr. Mark Owens
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Graduate Analyst: Karissa Garrison

The mission of the graduate program in economics is to provide students with advanced studies in economic theory and research methodology. To accomplish its mission, the  Department of Economics and Finance  offers two degree programs: the Master of Arts (M.A.) with a major in Economics and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a major in Economics.

The department's approach to these degree programs is global, interactive, and innovative. In the M.A. program, students are offered three curricular paths: general economics, Industrial Relations, and Financial Economics. M.A. students in economics are offered preparation for careers in private business and public service. The focus of the M.A. program is on decision analysis and applied research. The Industrial Relations concentration offers the opportunity to obtain applied skills for careers in industrial relations. The technical analysis of employment relations includes issues in the workplace, compensation, and benefits. The program attempts to integrate this concentration into the broader business and economic environment. Traditional case analyses and projects are combined with emerging issues in work and employment. The curriculum design integrates multidisciplinary exposure, practice, problem solving, and innovative instruction.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Master of Arts in Economics [Industrial Relations] program,
a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

Online application and appropriate application fee

Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service. (Click here for more information on non-US transcripts.)

Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)


Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466