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Program overview
2-3 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Murfreesboro
Spring

Murfreesboro
Summer

Murfreesboro
Fall

Program description

English M.A.

Pursue the M.A. in English at MTSU with a nationally and internationally recognized faculty teaching diverse courses in literature, rhetoric and composition, linguistics, and film and popular culture. Students are encouraged to think and create freely within a structure that provides support from peers, guidance from faculty, resources for research, challenging goals, and rigorous standards. The relatively small size of graduate seminars allows for highly individualized attention. Assistantships are available, as well as awards and fellowships. Take a look!

Admission requirements

Standardized tests

Please visit the university website for required GRE/GMAT scores.

English language proficiency

  • TOEFL iBT: 71
  • TOEFL paper-based: 525
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • ITEP: n/a
  • Also accepted:
    • ELS Level 112 (completed)

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Scholarships available:

  • Grade 1:  $60,000 - full ride 
  • Grade 2: $45,000
  • Grade 3: $26,000
  • Grade 4 : $10,000

*All scholarships are based on a 3.0 GPA

  • Division: NCAA Division I-A (all sports) (8M/9W)
  • Conference: Conference USA
  • Nickname: Blue Raiders
  • Mascot: Lightning
  • Colours: Royal Blue (PMS 300) and White

Mission Statement

The Athletic Program promotes excellence in athletics and provides academic and athletic opportunities for every student-athlete, the university, and the community. Building on tradition, the program advances the university's regional and national stature and creates opportunities for innovative partnerships throughout the region. Middle Tennessee State University continually works to maximise human, financial and physical resources to create and heighten the quality of its sports programs.


Contact information:

  • Chris Massaro 
  • Director of Athletic Recruitment 
  • chrismassaro@mtsu.edu

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International students:

  • Tuition: $26,172 US
  • Room and Board: $12,164 US
  • Total fees: $38,336 US

Domestic students:

Please contact the school for more information about tuition fees.

Career opportunities

The graduate programs in English have enjoyed a highly successful placement record for students. The department's M.A. degree also has a national reputation for preparing students for doctoral study at prestigious programs throughout the nation. Some potential professional careers include

  • academic/university official advertising/public relations executive
  • author
  • college professor
  • content manager
  • creative writer
  • director/support staff for non-profit organizations
  • editor
  • lawyer (after law school)
  • librarian
  • manager
  • playwright
  • professional/technical writer
  • public servant
  • publisher
  • researcher
  • reviewer
  • school administrator
  • software developer
  • teacher
  • writing coach

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About this institute

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the university consists of eight undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies, together offering more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35...


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Why study at Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU is recognized for broad, high-quality academic programs, affordable costs and competitive prices, an outstanding teaching faculty, modern infrastructure with new residence halls, academic classrooms, sports facilities, and state of the art facilities, and a welcoming, friendly campus where diversity is appreciated and all students will be valued and respected.

Contact info

Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Box 120 Peck Hall 208
1301 East Main Street
37132 Murfreesboro Tennessee
United States of America

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