College of Graduate Studies

The MTSU College of Graduate Studies gives students a vast array of academic offerings, with more than 100 programs of study from which to choose. From short-term-study certificate programs to doctoral degrees, MTSU has something for almost everyone. Niche programs in recording arts and technologies, aviation administration, and public history attract top scholars from around the world. The University routinely hosts students who participate in renowned programs such as the Fulbright and Muskie Fellowships. We are a leader in graduate education in Tennessee.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I send application materials?

The BEST way to send us your application materials is to scan them and send them electronically to graduate@mtsu.edu.  If you are unable to email us your materials, you can send them via regular mail to our mailing address.

How long does application processing take?

As of October 2018, our current processing time is about 10 business days.

How can I check my application status?

Who do I ask for help?

For general questions about Graduate Studies or the admissions process, email graduate@mtsu.edu.

For questions about Graduate Assistantships, email Kathy Green at katherine.green@mtsu.edu.

For questions about Theses or Dissertations, email Britt Young at britt.young@mtsu.edu.

For questions about Immigration Services, contact Ben Shupe at james.shupe@mtsu.edu.

If you need to speak with your analyst, they are scheduling appointments between 1:00-3:00 pm M-F.  Please email them directly to schedule an appointment.

For questions about classes, contact your academic advisor.

For International Admissions, contact International Affairs at international@mtsu.edu.

For questions about Commencement, check our website.  If that doesn't answer your question, contact records@mtsu.edu.

For questions about Commencement regalia and invitations, contact the MTSU Bookstore at phillips@mtsu.edu.

For questions about Financial Aid,  contact MTOneStop@mtsu.edu.

For questions about immunizations, including holds based on them, contact Health Services at mthealth@mtsu.edu.

For questions about payment, billing, employee waivers, etc., contact the Business Office at bursarmt@mtsu.edu.

What scholarships or funding opportunities are available?

Most scholarships are awarded in spring for the next academic year.  You can see our list of scholarships here.  You could also apply to be a graduate assistant; learn more about that here.

 


Upcoming Dates to Remember

For our full semester calendar, please see the Academic Calendar page.

 

OCT 8 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: Writing at 2:00 pm in LIB 264A
OCT 9  Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: Writing at 10:00 am in LIB 264A
OCT 10 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: Data management and visualization at 2:00 pm in LIB 264A
OCT 11 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: Data management and visualization at 10:00 am in LIB 264A
OCT 13-16 Fall Break - No Classes
OCT 17 Graduate Information Session - College of Basic & Applied Sciences at 4:00 pm SCI Atrium & Lobby
OCT 18 Graduate Information Session - College of Basic & Applied Sciences at 11:00 am SCI Atrium & Lobby
OCT 19 Written master’s and specialist’s comprehensive exams begin
OCT 22 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: Research and citation management at 2:00 pm in LIB 264A
OCT 23 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: Research and citation management at 10:00 am in LIB 264A
OCT 24 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: Formatting at 2:00 pm in LIB 264A
OCT 25 Thesis and Dissertation Workshop: Formatting at 10:00 am in LIB 264A
OCT 26 Last day to submit your thesis or dissertation for Fall 2018 graduation. 
OCT 26-28 GRE Prep Workshop
NOV 5-16 Spring 2019 Priority Registration
NOV 9 Last day to submit late fall theses/dissertations for graduation with approved extension.
Students submitting after this date must continue to register until completion.
NOV 14 Completed hiring packet for continuing 2019 Spring Graduate Assistantships due in Graduate Studies
NOV 16 Comprehensive Exam result due back to College of Graduate Studies
NOV 21-24 Thanksgiving Holidays - University Closed November 22-24

  

New Programs


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Graduate Regional Scholars Program!!!

Reduced tuition rate within a 250 mile radius