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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Program description


The Pre-Law concentration under the Political Science major is designed for students planning to attend law school or become a professional legal assistant. MTSU's Pre-Law program begins with a basic study of government and encompasses courses in speech, logic, economics, and legal research and writing. Law careers see continued growth due to the complexity of the legal system and people's tendency to seek legal remedies for problems.

Admission requirements

Standardized tests

Official scores: ACT 22 or SAT 1020

English language proficiency

  • TOEFL iBT: 61
  • TOEFL paper-based: 500
  • IELTS 5.5
  • ITEP 3.6
  • Also accepted:
    • ELS Level 110 (completed)

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Program content

  • Political Science
  • Introduction to American Politics
  • Introduction to Global Politics
  • Introduction to Political Theory
  • Political Science and International Relations as a Profession
  • State and Local Government
  • Legal Courtroom Procedure
  • Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • Moot Court
  • Mediation Procedure
  • Model United Nations and Crisis Simulation
  • Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature
  • Law and the Legal System
  • Research Methods in Political Science
  • Women and the Law
  • The U.S. Presidency
  • The U.S. Congress
  • Politics and Film
  • Politics and Literature
  • American Public Policy
  • Civil Rights Policy and Politics
  • British Government and Films
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Public Management
  • Liberalism and Conservatism
  • Public Opinion
  • Political Parties
  • International Development
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Interest Groups and Social Change
  • American Constitutional Law I: Government Powers
  • American Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • Municipal Policy and Politics
  • African American Politics
  • African American Political Thought
  • Public Budgeting
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Law
  • International Political Economy
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Democratic Participation and Civic Advocacy
  • U.S. Environmental Policy
  • Study Abroad
  • International Organization
  • Human Rights
  • Pre-Law Internship
  • Political Violence and Terrorism
  • Tennessee Government
  • Contemporary African Politics.
  • Contemporary Middle East Politics
  • Directed Studies
  • International Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Responses
  • World Politics
  • Classical Political Theory
  • American Foreign Policy
  • The Political Status of Women in the World
  • Political Campaign, NGO, and Interest Group Internship
  • NGOs and Non-Profits
  • The Washington Experience
  • Public Service Internship
  • Comparative European Government
  • Comparative Asian Government
  • Chinese Politics
  • Legislative Internship
  • Special Topics in Political Science
  • Climate Change Policy and Politics
  • Administrative Law
  • Public Human Resources Management
  • International Relations of the Middle East
  • American Political Thought
  • Russian Politics
  • Senior Seminar
  • Senior Seminar in International Relations
  • Advanced Studies in American Politics
  • Advanced Studies in Public Policy and Management
  • Advanced Studies in Comparative Politics
  • Advanced Studies in International Relations
  • Advanced Studies in Political Theory
  • Latin American Politics
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Introduction to Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Community-Based Research Practicum
  • Undergraduate Research

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

International students:

  • Tuition: $27,742 US
  • Room and Board: $8,976 US
  • Total Fees: $36,718 US

Domestic students:

Please contact the school for more information about tuition fees.

Continuing studies

Pre-Law is a concentration available for undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Political Science. The Political Science and International Relations Department also offers a B.A. or B.S. in Political Science with a general focus, with a concentration in Public Policy and Management, or with Teacher Licensure; and both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations.

Career opportunities

The law profession includes lawyers, judges, clerks, and legal research assistants. MTSU's Pre-Law program has placed students in law schools at such institutions as

  • Boston University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Cumberland Law School
  • Duke University
  • Nashville School of Law.
  • Tulane University
  • University of California-Berkeley (Boalt)
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee Law School
  • Vanderbilt University

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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.

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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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