Welcome to Graduate Studies at MTSU!

 

We are so glad you are interesting in applying to graduate school at Middle Tennessee State University. This page offers links and information to aid you on your path to becoming a graduate student. You may also check our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions. If the information you seek is not provided, please contact us at askgrad@zbyanhui.cn or 615-898-2840. 
This page contains information for domestic applicants. If you are an international applicant, please look through our International Admissions website for more information.
 

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Admissions Requirements

The following requirements apply to applications for most programs offered at Middle Tennessee State University:

  • Applicants with a minimum of a bachelor's degree may apply to the College of Graduate Studies. 
  • Applicants must have an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale) to be considered for admission.
  • Applicants who attended graduate school at another institution must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on all graduate work and a minimum of 2.75 on all undergraduate work to be considered for admission.  

Please note: Individual programs may have higher admission requirements than those of the College of Graduate Studies. Prospective students should consult the Graduate Catalog or individual departments for program specific admission requirements. 

Admissions Deadlines

Program admission semesters and deadlines may vary. Prospective students should consult the Graduate Catalog or individual departments for the semesters a program admits students and application deadlines.

Fill Out Your Application

Choose Your Application Type

 
Domestic Students
Choose this application type if you are a citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee of the Unites States of America and:
  • have NEVER applied to the College of Graduate Studies at MTSU
  • have previously graduated from MTSU with a graduate level degree and are pursuing a second graduate degree
International Students
Choose this application type if you are NOT a citizen, permanent resident, refugee or asylee of the United States of America. International Admissions information may be found on the International Admissions website.
 
Reapplying to Graduate School
Students reapplying to graduate school after a stop-out (not taking courses in consecutive semesters [excluding summers]) must submit a readmission application. There is no application fee required for a readmission application. 
 
*Note: Physician's Assistant supplemental applications will not be available until we are open in CASPA*

 

Locked out of your account? 

Click Here to reset your password for the Graduate Student Portal, PipelineMT account, or your MTmail (student email) account. 

The College of Graduate Studies is unable to retrieve login information for your graduate application. In order to complete your graduate application, please visit our website at www.zbyanhui.cn/graduate, click apply now, and create a new username and pin number through the first time user account creation link .

Pay Your Application Fee

A $50.00 (USD) application fee is required for all new applications.  Students that qualify for a readmission application do not need to pay this fee.  See the Fill Out Your Application section above to choose the correct application for you.

Submit Admissions Materials

  1. After submitting and paying for your application through the Apply Now! button, it will be processed by our graduate analysts. 
  2. Once this occurs, you will receive an email from the College of Graduate Studies (askgrad@zbyanhui.cn) with further admissions instructions. At the top of this email, you will be given your M# (MTSU ID number) and MTmail account (MTSU email). 
  3. After receiving this information, you will be able to set up your PipelineMT account.
  4. Using your PipelineMT username and password, log into the to upload additional application requirements, completing your admissions packet. Please check your program's website for specifics regarding these requirements. 
  5. Once you have completed your admissions packet, it will be sent to the department for review and an admissions decision. After we receive that departmental decision, you will be sent an email regarding your admission in your . 

Note: Transcripts must come directly from the awarding institution or a evaluation service and cannot be accepted/uploaded by the student. See the "Submit Transcripts" dropdown for additional information. All materials received become the property of MTSU and cannot be returned to the student or forwarded to a third party.

 

LOCKED OUT OF YOUR ACCOUNT? 

Click Here to reset your password for the Graduate Student Portal, PipelineMT account, or your MTmail (student email) account. 

The College of Graduate Studies is unable to retrieve login information for your graduate application. In order to complete your graduate application, please visit our website at www.zbyanhui.cn/graduate, click apply now, and create a new username and pin number through the first time user account creation link.

Submit Entrance Exam Scores

GRE, GMAT, MAT, or English Language Proficiency

Submission of GRE, GMAT, and/or MAT scores may be required for admission by your program. Please check the requirements of your program of interest and the Admissions Test Waiver website to determine if a test is needed. The English Language Proficiency (TOEFL) is required of all international applicants.
 

The Middle Tennessee State University Institution Codes are:

  • GRE: 1466
  • GMAT:
    • Accounting: 6ZR-KJ-63
    • Business Administration: (Full-time): 6ZR-KJ-25
    • Business Administration: (Part-time): 6ZR-KJ-52
    • Finance: 6ZR-KJ-07
    • Information Systems: 6ZR-KJ-37
    • Management: (Full-time): 6ZR-KJ-25
    • Management: (Part-time): 6ZR-KJ-52
  • MAT: 1751
  • TOEFL: 1466
  • IELTS: Mailed to the College of Graduate Studies
  • UMELI: Mailed to the College of Graduate Studies
  • ELS: Mailed to the College of Graduate Studies

Submit All Previous Transcripts

At this time, it is preferred that all official transcripts come digitally. These may be sent to askgrad@zbyanhui.cn

What is an Official Transcript

To be considered official, a transcript must be sent directly from the applicant's institution to the College of Graduate Studies at MTSU, UNLESS you are an international student. International students must have their transcripts evaluated by a  evaluation service before they arrive at MTSU. Please see further instructions under the International Admissions website.

The College of Graduate Studies does not accept unofficial transcripts.
 

What Transcripts are Sent

Applicants must have official transcripts sent directly from all previous colleges, universities, and institutions attended (including any dual enrollment university transcripts) to the College of Graduate Studies at MTSU.

Applicants are NOT required to submit MTSU transcripts as they are already on file. 
 

How Do I Send Transcripts

It is likely that you can order an electronic version of your transcript through your previous institution's website. Another option is to see if your school is listed at one of the following services: or . These sites will quickly send your transcripts directly to us.

Digital Transcripts

Many colleges and universities are able to send official transcripts electronically. This is the preferred way to send transcripts as it is the fastest way to receive your documents. If your previous institution is asking for an official email address to send your transcript, please give them askgrad@zbyanhui.cn.

Mailed Transcripts

If your previous institution is unable to send official transcripts digitally, they may be mailed to: 

MTSU College of Graduate Studies
1301 East Main Street, Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
United States

How Can I Get Updates

Please check your for real-time updates on received transcripts.

Once we receive official transcripts in the College of Graduate Studies, they are processed manually on a first-come, first-served basis. After your transcript has been processed, you will see it move from "not received" to "received" in your . If you see a transcript in your Graduate Student Portal that says "in-progress," this means we have received the transcript that was sent, however, it does not hold an official degree. Once you graduate and your degree is awarded, please send a new official transcript that includes your degree conferral date to complete your admissions packet. 

Transcripts that come digitally are usually received before those that are mailed. Mailed transcripts must go through the UPS/USPS system before they are routed through the MTSU mail system. Your patience is appreciated.
 

 

 

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