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MPS Admission Requirements

To Apply

  • Complete the online application
  • Select the Professional Studies program on the application.
  • Pay the $35 application fee online by credit or debit card.
  • See if you qualify for the GRE Alternative (see below) OR take the GRE and have results sent to MTSU.
  • Send official transcripts to the College of Graduate Studies at the below address. (You do not need to request transcripts for studies at MTSU.)
  • Send three letters of reference to the College of Graduate Studies at the below address. Reference forms
  • Send all materials to:
MTSU College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Unconditional Admission

Applicants with the following qualifications will receive unconditional admission:
  • A bachelor's degree with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university, and
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), generally at least 146 verbal. 144 quantitative, and 4.0 on analytical writing.
  • GRE Information


GRE Alternative - Portfolio Option

Applicants with a 2.75 undergraduate GPA and five or more years of professional work experience may submit a portfolio detailing their professional experience in lieu of the GRE.
  • If the portfolio is approved by the MPS Program, you will not be required to take the GRE.
  • Details of the Portfolio can be found here. 


Conditional Admission

Applicants who do not meet the criteria for unconditional admission may apply for conditional admission.

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