Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.77 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 55 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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3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

The program doesn't have the greatest facilities but the professors and faculty members are extremely helpful.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2013

MTSU has an excellent graduate elementary education department.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014

Graduate school is designed for those students who really want to take their education to the next level. Alongside the workload and constant day to day hustle, the program allows for student growth and introduces you to world of experiences that couldnt be recieved in any other institution. With a well rounded, strong minded, determined individual grad school is only a battle of endurance.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2016

From my observation of the graduate program in economics at MTSU, I find that the program is one that is challenging in just the right degree. It also benefits from the usual advantages of a small program: a close relationship with professors and peers, an abundance of research resources for each student, and a focus on job placement during the program. It also suffers from the usual disadvantages of a small program: a lack of funding for large-scale research, the inability to publish in the field of macroeconomics, and the stigma in the job market toward graduates of small programs. Overall, I believe the value of the program is exceptional in comparison to similar programs across the south, especially with regard to the placements of graduates.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2013

MTSU is a great learning environment. It offers the ability to live and learn at the same time while also providing a stable and structured program guide that enables you to maximize your college experience on a minimal budget. MTSU is willing and able to work with any situation you might have and understands the needs of the students.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

Most schools go out of their way to confuse you and make things horribly inconvenient. At MTSU, I've almost never had any problems. Financial Aid was (mostly) easy to work out, my adviser was always available to meet with me, someone was always there to answer my questions. With only one exception, I've felt all of my professors were incredible.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

One pro of my program is that it is going to provide me with much knowledge to pursue my ultimate dream of becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. It will provide me with skills I need in order to mold me into the professional I need to be so I am able to help those in need. Through on-site clinicals at select areas in the Nashville area, I will become a well-rounded Nurse Practitioner when providing quality care to those who need great health service. Another pro is that the program is an online program. This will be very convenient, especially when working full-time at the hospital as a RN. One con is that all communication with professors is via e-mail instead of in person. Another con is that scholarships are difficult to find. I am a hard-working woman, had to live at home for two years while working as a RN in order to get ahead on my undergraduate loan payments. Now, I live in TN and worked my way up to a well-known teaching hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as a RN. I am motivated to get my undergraduate loans paid off asap and to be able to adequately finance my graduate loans. This will provide me with a life I would not otherwise find possible and allow me to reach my dreams!
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

MTSU's completely online Family Nurse Practitioner program gives working graduate students flexibility. The school of nursing staff are prompt, polite, and knowledgeable.
2.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2014

Middle Tennessee State University is a large school with a diversity of individuals which makes it beneficial and educational to hear different people's opinions. They offer a few graduate assistantships which is beneficial as well.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014

I was one of many who felt that four years had been enough, and that even one year more studying for a master’s degree would be too much. My parents, unfortunately, disagreed. My grades, though decent, were not particularly good, while there were numerous scholarships available, even in a down economy. It made sense to spend an additional year or two in school in order to make myself a better candidate in the job market. Ten years, three postgraduate degrees, and an ongoing Ph. D. program later, I still have yet to leave school. Looking back, engaging in individual research, reconnecting with professors,and meeting people from near and far were just some of the reasons that graduate school was a good and even a natural choice. In today’s economy, several reports have begun to address the rapid decrease of academic jobs, while institutions of higher learning continue to produce more Ph. D.s than ever before. The reality is that many grad schools have experienced an increase in applications resulting from the dire job market. Many graduates wish to defer dealing with the tough employment market,hoping that their time spent in academia will coincide with an improved economy. Although there are a lot of obvious benefits to this strategy, the cost in terms of lost real world experience and compensation can be immense.
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