Middle Tennessee State University

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Middle Tennessee State University is a public university located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Commonly known as MT or MTSU, the school is highly regarded for its programs in music, the recording industry, aerospace and various fields of research and development. MTSU has research partnerships with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, as well as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

With eight different colleges and 35 academic departments, MTSU provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 80 fields of study. The 460-acre campus in Murfreesboro includes two apartment complexes and 13 student-housing buildings. MTSU also hosts four fraternities with chapter houses on Greek Row.

In 2009, Forbes Magazine included MTSU in the top 100 public universities in the United States. MTSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also a member of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee and the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Through its online portal, MTSU now offers its students the ability to complete degrees and courses online via the Internet. The university offers various online degrees at both the bachelor’s and master’s level. It also offers teacher training, teacher certification, teacher licensure and professional development courses online.

General Information

Admission Office

1301 East Main Street

Cope Administration Building 208

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

(615) 898-2111

Fax: (615) 898-5478

Contact: Lynn Palmer

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1301 East Main Street

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

(615) 898-2300


Total undergrads: 21,252

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,456

Degree-seeking undergrads: 21,252

Graduate enrollment: 2,620


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Animal Sciences B
Plant Sciences B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Office Management B
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Kindergarten/Preschool Education B
Sales/Marketing Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology B
Engineering Technology – General B
Engineering/Industrial Management B
Environmental Engineering Technology B
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family Resource Management Studies B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health System Administration C
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B,C
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B
Police Science A

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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