CAS Application Procedures

Certificate programs were approved after publication of the 2010-2012 Graduate Catalog.

TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO A CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY PROGRAM:

Submit items 1-3 directly to the College of Graduate Studies at the following address:

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

1. application form (submitted electronically) See: Graduate Admissions
2. official GRE scores.
3. official transcripts.

Submit item 4 directly to the History Department at the following address:

Kathy Slager
ATTN: CERTIFICATE ADMISSIONS
Department of History
Campus Box 23
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

4. a letter of intent outlining reasons for interest in this particular certificate program, experience in this area, and career goals

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION TO A CAS PROGRAM?
Students currently enrolled in the M.A. Public History program, both thesis and non-thesis options, are automatically eligible to add a CAS to their overall degree program.

MTSU alumni who hold an M.A. in Public History are eligible to enroll in certificate courses upon admission to the university through the College of Graduate Studies and with approval of the History Department's Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Public History.

Applicants who hold a master's degree in public history (including preservation studies, museum studies, archival studies, etc.) from another university may be considered for admission to a CAS program upon admission to the university through the College of Graduate Studies and after presenting evidence that degree coursework, possibly in combination with professional experience, is equivalent to the thesis or non-thesis option of MTSU's M.A. in Public History. The Director of Graduate Study and Director of Public History, in consultation with the faculty member who specializes in the certificate category the applicant seeks, will determine eligibility based on prior coursework and professional experience. Applicants who lack no more than 6 credit hours of equivalent coursework may be considered for conditional admission with a requirement to complete specific additional courses in their CAS program.

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