Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Schools

Middle Tennessee State University (referred to as Middle Tennessee State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Murfreesboro, TN. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Middle Tennessee State University is $10,818 for Tennessee residents and $27,432 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,892 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 22,080 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Middle Tennessee State University (referred to as Middle Tennessee State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Murfreesboro, TN. It is classified as a Doctoral/Research University school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (1/1/1928 - Current).
Middle Tennessee State Directory Information
School NameMiddle Tennessee State University (Middle Tennessee State)
Address1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone615-898-2300
Webhttps://www.mtsu.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.mtsu.edu/applynow
Financial Infohttps://www.mtsu.edu/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Middle Tennessee State University is $10,818 for Tennessee residents and $27,432 for out-of-state students. The school has 2,892 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 22,080 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 147 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 1 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$27,432
$10,818 for Tennessee Residents
Student Population2,892
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs147 graduate programs
(1 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Middle Tennessee State University is $10,818 for Tennessee residents and $27,432 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $522 for Tennessee residents and $1,445 for out-of-state students.
Middle Tennessee State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Middle Tennessee State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)1 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Middle Tennessee State University is $10,818 for Tennessee residents and $27,432 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.81% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Tennessee ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$8,262$1,332$22,860$1,332
2018-2019$8,496$1,368$23,508$1,368
2019-2020$8,946$1,404$24,768$1,404
2020-2021$8,946$1,404$24,768$1,404
2021-2022$9,396$1,422$26,010$1,422
The graduate school tuition & fees of Middle Tennessee State is relatively expensive compared to public graduate schools in Tennessee. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Tennessee graduate tuition is $21,780 (public) / $19,072 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Middle Tennessee State University$10,818$27,432
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Tennessee Graduate Schools$16,508$19,291
Public$11,363$21,780
Private$19,072
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $14,062 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Middle Tennessee State University. On-campus living costs are increased by 2.76% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,062. Off-campus living costs are increased by 2.76% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$8,392$4,178$8,392$4,178
2018-2019$8,698$4,148$8,698$4,148
2019-2020$8,976$4,212$8,976$4,212
2020-2021$9,286$4,398$9,286$4,398
2021-2022$9,576$4,486$9,576$4,486
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $522 for Tennessee residents and $1,445 for other students at Middle Tennessee State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 5.01% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Tennessee ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$459$1,270
2018-2019$472$1,306
2019-2020$497$1,376
2020-2021$497$1,376
2021-2022$522$1,445

Graduate Programs at Middle Tennessee State

Middle Tennessee State University offers 63 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 802 students have completed their study at Middle Tennessee State University.
Offered Degrees at Middle Tennessee State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree421678
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship9046
Post Bachelor's Degree9034
Post Master's Degree3044
Total631802
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Middle Tennessee State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Curriculum and Instruction program with 30 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 89 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Educational Evaluation and Research program with 11 completers.
Middle Tennessee State University offers 63 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 802 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 678 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 34 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 44 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Agriculture [+] 5 completers-
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management5-
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 completers-
Mass Communication/Media Studies7-
Communications Technologies [+] 4 completers-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician4-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 58 completers$59,700
Information Technology48-
Computer Science10-
Education [+] (1 completers) 102 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction52$41,500
Educational Leadership and Administration36$49,100
Special Education and Teaching2-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services2$38,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)0-
Business Teacher Education2-
Foreign Language Teacher Education4-
Mathematics Teacher Education0-
Reading Teacher Education4-
Engineering Technology [+] 1 completers-
Industrial Technology/Technician1-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
English Language and Literature7-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 50 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8-
General Studies42-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities (other)0-
Library Science [+] 20 completers-
Library and Information Science20-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 54 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (other)50$58,500
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 11 completers-
Mathematics11-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 21 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness1$37,200
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management14-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science6-
Physical Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Chemistry9-
Geology/Earth Science4-
Psychology [+] 27 completers-
Psychology27-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 14 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration14-
Human Services [+] 24 completers-
Social Work24$37,200
Social Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Economics2-
International Relations and Affairs18-
Sociology5-
Transportation and Materials Moving [+] 14 completers-
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations14-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Music10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 57 completers-
Public Health3-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse54$81,000
Business [+] 141 completers-
Business Administration and Management86$61,800
Accounting40$56,600
Finance15-
History [+] 13 completers-
History13-
Total678
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 19 completers-
Educational Evaluation and Research9-
Reading Teacher Education5-
Education (other)5-
English Language and Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Molecular Biology5-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 7 completers-
Computational Mathematics7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 3 completers-
Health and Physical Education/Fitness3-
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Economics1-
History [+] 6 completers-
Public/Applied History6-
Total46
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 2 completers-
Women's Studies2-
Education [+] 6 completers-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth (other)6-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 19 completers-
Gerontology0-
Museology/Museum Studies0-
Data Science, General19-
Social Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Sociology4-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management1-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing0-
Business [+] 2 completers-
Accounting2-
Total34
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 44 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction15-
Educational Leadership and Administration17-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services12-
Total44

Graduate Student Population at Middle Tennessee State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,892 students enrolled into Middle Tennessee State University graduate schools where it has total 22,080 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 913 full-time and 1,979 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,083 male and 1,809 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,8921,0831,809
Full-time913391522
Part-tme1,9796921,287
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,015 White (69.67%), 392 Black/African American (13.55%), 128 Hispanic (4.43%), 131 Asian (4.53%), and 226 students with other races. 134 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,8921,0831,809
American Indian/Native American642
Asian1314784
Black/African American392145247
Hispanic1284088
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander312
White2,0157571,258
Two More682642
Un-Known1569
Non-resident Alien1345777
Middle Tennessee State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,107 graduate students (38.28% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 533 graduate students (18.43% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,892
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,107
Enrolled Some Online Courses533
Not in Online Courses1,252
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Middle Tennessee State University. 663 students are aged 20 to 24 (22.93% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.03%), 202 students are aged above 50 (6.98%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Middle Tennessee State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,8921,0831,809
Age 18-19110
Age 20-2128622
Age 22-24635235400
Age 25-29836309527
Age 30-34462183279
Age 35-39300121179
Age 40-49428152276
Age 50-6418465119
Over 6418117

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