Admission to Graduate Studies at MTSU is a two step process. You are admitted first
at the University level into the College of Graduate Studies. Students wishing to
pursue a degree in the College of Mass Communication must also seek admission into
the Master of Science degree program in Mass Communication. Our program currently
allows students the ability to take one entry-level course during one semester in
the program before seeking formal admission.
All applicants to the master's in mass communication degree program must formally apply to the College of Graduate Studies (call 615/898-2840) as degree-seeking students. Relevant forms and materials may be found on the College of Graduate Studies Web site or in the printed catalog. All of the following materials must be submitted to the program by JUNE 1st for FALL admission and by OCTOBER 1st for SPRING admission.
Please plan your mailing of application materials and GRE tests accordingly.
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If you have any questions about admissions criteria, call the Graduate Studies in Mass Communication office at 615/898-5874. We'll help you determine whether your academic and professional experiences have prepared you for our master's program. While exceptions are made ("Conditional Admission"), we seek students with the following:
Students may enroll in one course before being formally admitted into our program. However, only certain classes are permitted for students not formally admitted and requirewritten permission of the department to enroll. Graduate applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. International students are also required to submit a TOEFL score of 173 (computer-based) or 525 (paper-based). International students on F or J visas must also provide verification of financial support prior to admission, as required by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.