Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.73 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 56 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 22,050 (19,693 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 67% part-time, 33% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,594 in-state; $24,192 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Definitely an excellent educational value for the tuition. Program is small. Lots of individual attention. Professors were AMAZING! Murfreesboro is nice, has a lot of nice parks and a ridiculous amount of restaurants. Close to Nashville which has a number of internship possibilities and is a great city overall. Parking on campus is awful. On campus housing is awful. Administration is a pain to deal with. Workload was difficult but doable. Overall, I would 100% recommend this program.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2017

Some of the pros of the MTSU English graduate program include faculty availability and expertise. Whether students need to schedule office hours or speak with professors after class, they always make time. The faculty are not only knowledgable in their field of research, but can always answer academic advising questions as well. Also, many of the faculty are well established scholars in their own right--they publish frequently, attend conferences, and maintain a wide network of academic contacts. As a graduate student with hopes of an academic career, having access to scholars who are actively publishing and researching in their field is an invaluable asset. Unfortunately, MTSU seems to have placed their Humanities department on the back burner. Despite all of the new buildings and construction going on around campus, the English department is located in one of the oldest buildings which sits at the extreme end of campus away from the library. The library is also in need of some improvement. For graduate level research, it is not as extensive as it should be. The library is still developing and I hope they can continue to add to their catalogue collections. But in the meantime, I'm often stuck waiting for books to arrive through the interlibrary loan system and/or visiting other libraries nearby.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Forces students to do their best work Most professors are helpful and available for questions Convenient online classes Cons: Professors do not always consider that their class is not the only one a student is taking Unclear of where labs, tutoring, and additional help may be available
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro: the amount of individual attention that is given to each of the students. The variety of professionals that are accessible. Cons: the quality of some of the courses could be improved. The amount of financial aid provided is good, but not great. Given the amount of coursework required is not necessarily something that can be completed in 2 years.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2017

I am obtaining my k-6 teaching license after years away from school, and my master's in education all at once. The program is built for working students with the majority of the courses available online and on weekends.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The pro is the variety within the courses. I like that the Social Work program is hybrid. The hybrid program gives me the opportunity of coming to campus once a week. This is helpful for individuals with hectic schedules. The con is the traveling. I wish there was a cheap graduate program near me. I have to travel from Chattanooga, TN once a week to come to campus.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The program I am currently enrolled in is Masters of Professional Science (Healthcare Informatics). The pros of this program is that it will be beneficial in the long run because technology is something we all depend on. Healthcare is also something that we will all need today, tomorrow, and in the future. Another pro of this program is how supportive the staff and professors are with each student. They are always open to discuss any issues we may have.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Location to Nashville, TN. MTSU is well connected to a wide range of companies for successful networking opportunities. The professors are connected and are willing and able to help. The campus safety has been a concern of mine. It seemed like I was receiving a robbery alert every other week. I have to park far from the business building, so when I get out from class it is dark. It would be nice to have more lighting.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

This program is accredited by CACREP with professors who do their best to provide an environment that allows comfortable but provoking discussions while giving students work that makes them think and prepares them to be able to pass national exams, earn their license, and be able to provide the best service to clients as professional mental health counselors. Students are trained to work in a variety of mental health settings with the option of specializing in either children or adults. The program tries to network the students to that they can use each other as means of support and help through the program and licensure procedures. The only issues are finances and the campus itself. While the graduate program is supportive and welcoming, the campus has recently had recent crimes occur like attempted robbery and sexual assault. The financial issues are obvious, it's difficult to be able to keep up with educational goals while also trying to save money to pay for the next semester. While it's easy and possible to receive loans, it's not so easy to pay these loans or their interest back. Regardless, the gratification received by learning and achieving is worth the stress of saving money or possibly having to take out a loan. Graduation is not far but graduating a semester later than expected may have to happen in order to ensure that debt doesn't increase.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016

The M.Acc. program at MTSU allows students the flexibility of choosing which courses to take and is more affordable than its current competitors at Lipscomb or Belmont. However, the campus is rather large and security could be more prominent. Not finishing class until 9 PM makes student weary of walking alone to their cars.
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