M.A. Application Procedures

How to Apply for Admission to the M.A. Program

Admission Requirements

  1. an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  2. an acceptable grade point average in all college work.
  3. completion of at least 18 hours of undergraduate history courses.
  4. completion of the Graduate Record Exam with acceptable scores.

Modifications to above requirements may be made with the permission of the department's Director of Graduate Studies and Graduate Admissions Committee.

To apply for admission to the program:
Please be aware that a completed application packet includes all of the elements listed below. Application deadline for the MA is March 15th for fall admission, October 15th for spring. The History Department does not consider graduate students for summer admission.

Submit all required items directly to the College of Graduate Studies by emailing them to graduate@mtsu.edu or mailing them to the following address:

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

  1. application form (now submitted electronically).See: Graduate Admissions
  2. official GRE scores.
  3. official transcripts.
  4. letter of intent, explaining why you wish to pursue graduate education in history and why you wish to pursue those studies at MTSU.
  5. writing sample (preferably a lengthy research paper that demonstrates your writing and research skills).
  6. three letters of recommendation. 

To Apply for a Graduate Assistantship

Fill out a Graduate Assistantship Application, and mail to:

Kelle Knight
ATTN: MASTERS ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
Department of History
Campus Box 23
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

To Apply for a Position with the Center for Historic Preservation

Complete the Application for Student Academic Support, enclose the supporting materials, and mail to:

Center for Historic Preservation
ATTN: Student Academic Support
Box 80
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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Mailing Address
Department of History
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 23
1301 E. Main Street 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office
Peck Hall 223

Department Chair
Kevin Leonard

Undergraduate Program
(615) 898-2631

Graduate Program
(615) 898-5798

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