Geosciences Admission Requirements

Admission to the Masters of Science in Professional Science (MSPS) Program in Geosciences is a two-step process.                                          

First, a prospective student will apply to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies and select the "Professional Science" M.S. degree program, Geosciences concentration. Admission procedures are at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/student/admit.php. Additional procedures for international students are detailed at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/international.php. At the beginning of the process, each prospective student creates a login ID and pin, which is used to check the status of the application: http://mtsu.edu/graduate/checkmyapp. For questions on submitting application materials, The College of Graduate Studies may be reached at 615-898-2840 or graduate@mtsu.edu.                                          

The following must be submitted to the MTSU College of Graduate Studies (Box 42, Murfreesboro, TN 37132):                                          

  1. Application for admission: www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php.                                                
  2. Application fee.
  3. Official transcripts submitted from each college or university attended. Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. The minimum GPA for unconditional admission is 2.75 at the undergraduate level and 3.00 at the graduate level. Geosciences candidates are expected to have completed a Bachelor's degree in geosciences, anthropology, or related areas.
  4. Official GRE Scores submitted from ETS: www.ets.org/gre. Scores must be within the past five years. A combined GRE score of 900 (under the testing scale prior to August 2011) or a combined score or 286 with a Verbal of 138 and Quantitative of 148 (under the new scale), is expected for unconditional admission. Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and other tests are not accepted.                                                
  5. Three letters of recommendation, submitted directly to MTSU College of Graduate Studies Box 42, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, electronically to graduate@mtsu.edu or by fax to 615-904-8020.                                                

Once the College of Graduate Studies receives all application materials, prospective students are notified regarding acceptance as a graduate student at MTSU.                                          

The second step of the process begins when a student is accepted by the College of Graduate Studies, who routes the application to the MSPS program. The complete file is reviewed by MSPS admission coordinators for a final admission decision. To be fully admitted into the program, all of the above items must be received in ample time to be reviewed by the College of Graduate Studies and the MSPS Program. A student must be admitted unconditionally in order to be considered for an assistantship or scholarship.

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