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Adult Degree Completion Program

The Adult Degree Completion program was created for the working adult who needs to finish a bachelor's degree to get ahead in his or her career. It was designed to be customized to fit your particular needs, academic interests and existing schedule.

If you have always wanted to finish a college degree, for the purpose of increasing your salary, gaining additional skills or simply completing something you started, the MTSU Adult Degree Completion program can help you achieve your goal. As a student you have the option of completing your bachelor's degree online, in a traditional classroom, or a combination of both - whichever fits your schedule. Students may transfer credit from accredited community colleges and post secondary schools as well as earn additional credit for military training, certifications and other training which can be used toward your four-year degree.

To learn more or to get started, please complete our contact inquiry form to let us know a little more about what you hope to accomplish.

Earning Credit for Prior Knowledge and Experience

There are numerous ways to earn college credit outside the traditional classrooms and we will work with you to take advantage of all the methods that are right for you. Many adult students spend years in the workforce or military developing valuable skills, earning certifications, taking continuing education programs, and obtaining licenses for specific functions. At MTSU we have developed a means to turn this prior knowledge into college credit to complete a degree. Students may earn as much as 30 hours credit which equals one year of college credit for what they already know.

Free Evaluation and Consultation

To find out if the Adult Degree Completion Program is a fit for you please complete the form on the left side of the page. Our academic professionals will review your transcripts, discuss your background and goals, and prepare an academic plan designed to let you graduate as quickly as possible. If your prior training and experience qualifies you could earn up to a maximum of 60 hours of academic credit for what you already know.  The evaluation is completely free and allows you to understand exactly what you would need to do to finish your degree.


We understand that working adults need as much flexibility as possible in their education program to fit it all around your other responsibilities. To accommodate this we offer classes online, on campus, in accelerated formats, in hybrid formats, in the evening, and other means to allow you to finish your degree on your own terms. This flexibility has allowed hundreds of adults to graduate from this program in the past few years.


Available Degrees

While any degree offered by MTSU may be used as part of the Adult Degree Completion Program, most of our students find that one the following degrees provides them with the greatest flexibility because of the availability of using Prior Learning Assessment to finish more quickly. All of our degree programs provide an opportunity for several majors and areas of specialization.


Do you have more questions?

If you have specific questions that haven't been answered yet, or if you would like to speak with someone about this program, please either call us at 615-494-7714 during business hours or fill out the contact form on the left and let us know how we can help you. Someone will be in touch with you shortly. We look forward to serving you.

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