Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.75 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
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ABET, + 5 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 22,511 (20,140 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 67% part-time, 33% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,018 in-state; $22,788 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

3.33 out of 5.0
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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.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

I have had a very good experiance with the MTSU graduate program. The instructors and advisors are easily accesible and helpfull. The workload allows for adequet education but still allows for me to work. I would recommend this program and have to several times.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros: Small faculty and student base in graduate program. Availability of professors. Professor passion for subject matter. Cons: Inadequate lab space.
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

MTSU is full of wonderful professors that know a lot about their content area. Unfortunately, they can be hard to contact and are not good about responding to e-mails.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2014

It is a very eye opening program. The experience of the faculty and the relevance of the coursework allows to accurately gauge if what you really would like to be an Economist or to have a occupation in business. I reallyhave enjoyed my experience!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty is outstanding. Being 30 minutes from Nashville is a plus. A large campus means a lot is always going on. There are many financial aid and scholarship opportunities as well. Right now, the science buildings are not awesome, but the new science building, which is expensive and incredible, will be finished in a year or so.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

The Biology graduate program at MTSU isn't what you would consider top-notch. It doesn't have a state-of-the-art lab with the latest equipment in the most expensive model. However we're in the process of building a new science building, and there will be many upgrades. What you can expect from MTSU's program is a staff of diverse experts from various biological backgrounds. They are well-published in their individual fields and are known by their colleagues. They know how to succeed as a graduate, and they are more than willing to pass that knowledge onto their students and mentors. Don't expect your mentor to be at your beck and call, though. They all keep themselves busy with their research interests as well as all the work necessary to be a teacher, organization committee member, peer reviewer, and organization officer. So while you may have to learn some of the older techniques or deal with a machine that is older than you are, the faculty takes every opportunity to help you along the way and bring you the skills you'll need in your field. My personal favorite thing about the program is that it is its own little community. Everyone knows each other in some capacity, and the halls are always friendly. Another bonus is that every student in the program is either covered by scholarships or working as a teaching, administrative, or research assistant. There's no lack of money for the students. Maybe that's why we're slow to update our machines.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2011

Program was great and I believe this degree will help me excel in higher education administration.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

I really like MTSU because it is a large college with a small-town feel. The faculty really care about the quality of education students receive, and they are always willing to help. I wish that there were more opportunities for scholarships in graduate programs besides research funding.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I really enjoyed my graduate experience at MTSU in the College of Elementary and Special Education. I am looking forward to returning to begin work on a PHD.
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