M.A. Application Procedures

How to Apply for Admission to the M.A. Program

Admission Requirements

  1. an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  2. an acceptable grade point average in all college work.
  3. completion of at least 18 hours of undergraduate history courses.

Modifications to above requirements may be made with the permission of the department's Director of Graduate Studies and Graduate Admissions Committee.

To apply for admission to the program:
Please be aware that a completed application packet includes all of the elements listed below. Application deadline for the History MA program is March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission.

Submit all required items directly to the College of Graduate Studies through the application portal.

  1. application form 
  2. letter of intent, explaining why you wish to pursue graduate education in history and why you wish to pursue those studies at MTSU.
  3. writing sample (preferably a lengthy research paper that demonstrates your writing and research skills).
  4. three letters of recommendation. 

To Apply for a Graduate Assistantship

Fill out a Graduate Assistantship Application, and mail to: 
Victoria Richardson
Department of History
Campus Box 23
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

To Apply for a Position with the Center for Historic Preservation

Complete the Application for Student Academic Support, enclose the supporting materials, and mail to:

Center for Historic Preservation
ATTN: Student Academic Support
Box 80
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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