Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2300
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Middle Tennessee State University is a public, state institution in Murfreesboro, Tenn. It was first established in 1911 and is oldest institution of higher learning in the state. The school is well-known for its music and recording industry programs, which cater to students hoping to enter the prominent music, recording, and song-writing industries in Tennessee. Some of the school’s notable alumni include singer and songwriter Hilary Scott of the band Lady Antebellum and Albert Gore Sr., father of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. The younger Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his environmental activism, also has been a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University.

Programs Offered

Middle Tennessee State University offers several online degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For undergraduate study, the school offers degree completion programs online for students with college credit that need to finish their degree in a convenient way. Online master’s degree programs include various education fields, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Professional Studies. Hybrid systems are available for master’s degree programs in social work, business administration, and business education.


Middle Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. It has held this accreditation since 1928.


Middle Tennessee State University has three levels for acceptance, according to the school’s website: honors, guaranteed, and conditional admission. Honors admission requires a high school GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a composite ACT score of 25 or higher. For guaranteed admission, students must complete the high school course requirements and have at least a 3.0 GPA or a composition ACT test score of 22. Students seeking conditional admission should review the university website for information about how to present their cases. Students seeking admissions to a graduate program at Middle Tennessee State University should submit a graduate application, satisfactory GRE scores, official college transcripts, the application fee, and any additional materials required by the program, such as portfolios, writing samples, resumes, or letters of reference.

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