Steps to Follow When Entering the MBE Program
- Complete an application form for admission. Application forms are available in the
College of Graduate Studies Office, 114 Cope Administration Building, in the back
of the graduate catalog, or on-line. Students must have completed 24 hours of undergraduate
business courses before enrolling in the M.B.E.
- Pay the $25 application fee if paid by mail or in person (online $30) at the Business
Office cashier windows in the Student Services and Admissions Center located on the
2nd floor of the Student Services and Admissions Center.
- Take your application and fee receipt to the College of Graduate Studies office.
- Have official transcripts from each college of university attended sent to:
College of Graduate Studies
Sam Ingram Building
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
- Have three letters of recommendation sent to the College of Graduate Studies office.
- Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Millers Analogy Test (MAT). Normally,
the required test score for admission to the program is 380 on the MAT or a satisfactory
GRE score. For information on these tests, call Testing Services (615) 898-2863.
- Be admitted to the MBE program by the time 12 hours or two semesters are completed
(whichever comes first).
For the teacher certification option of the MBE:
- Send transcript(s) and appropriate documentation to Teacher Certification Analyst,
Box 93, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Tn 37132.
- Include a draft of a resume or a list of jobs, titles, dates, and computer software
and equipment knowledge.
- Request and follow guidelines for entrance to Teacher Education. (Some classes cannot
be taken until you have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program.)
- Two graduate-level courses may be substituted for two of the undergraduate education
- Substitute SPSE 6010 for FOED 1110
- Substitute SPED 6800 for SPED 3010
These six hours will count toward the M.B.E. Anyone seeking business licensure for
grades 7-12 may take four BCEN courses at the 5000 level. A student seeking teacher
licensure could have as many as 24 semester hours of the 33 required by the time teacher
licensure requirements are completed. Non-teaching majors cannot take more than three
- File a candidacy form prior to the completion of 24 credit hours.
- A written comprehensive exam is taken during the semester in which the student plans