The College of Graduate Studies can help enhance your marketability and improve your earning potential. Committed to innovation in graduate instruction, research and development, the College of Graduate Studies offers over 100 areas of study in the arts, sciences, education, and business. Graduate students may pursue their studies on campus, at off-campus locations, online, or via a combination of those options.

One out of five degrees awarded at MTSU is a graduate degree. MTSU is committed to making students aware of the long-term value of graduate education and creating an atmosphere of pride in our high-quality graduate programs.

• The Jones College of Business completely revised its Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with an integrated curriculum in 2015. Designed with the working adult in mind, the program may be completed online or on campus in only 12 months. Students may customize the degree to fit needs and interests, and new concentrations were added in Music Business and Healthcare Management. The program even allows for short-term study abroad.

• The new Master of Arts (M.A.) in Liberal Arts program provides a flexible and customizable program for students, professionals, and lifelong learners to explore the liberal arts. Student may participate in projects in the local region or even enroll in study abroad opportunities.

• A Master of Science (M.S.) in Finance and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Agricultural Education Leadership were launched in 2015–16, and the Health Care Informatics program was restructured for the M.S. in Professional Science. A stand-alone Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) program begins Fall 2016.

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Why Graduate School?

By 2018, one in every seven new jobs will require a graduate degree. According to the U.S. Census, adults with advanced degrees earn an average of 44 percent more than those with bachelor’s degrees. Graduate school is a place of discovery, innovation, and enrichment. MTSU offers nationally recognized graduate programs in many disciplines. Graduate assistantships and scholarships are available. Contact the College of Graduate Studies to learn how you can increase your potential with an advanced degree.

Get a Bachelor’s and Master’s in 5 years

The Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (ABM) programs allow high-ability students to complete undergraduate and master’s degrees in five years, double-counting up to 12 credit hours toward both degrees. Participating ABM programs:

  • Actuarial Sciences (M.S. in Professional Science)
  • Biostatistics ( Professional Science)
  • Chemistry (M.S.)
  • Economics (M.A.)
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (M.A.T.)
  • Information Systems (M.S.)
  • International Affairs (M.A.)
  • Leisure and Sport Management (M.S.)
  • Mass Communication (M.S.)
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