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Pride. Tradition. Excellence.

MTSU at a Glance • A destination school, MTSU is the number one choice of undergraduates in Tennessee, with the largest undergraduate enrollment in the state: 26,430 students: 23,401 undergraduates and 3,029 graduate students. • Forbes magazine ranked MTSU among the top 100 “Best Colleges and Universities in America,” higher than any other Tennessee school. • MTSU established the first public honors college in the state. The University Honors College offers the prestigious Buchanan Fellowships. • Three Nobel Prize winners have been associated with MTSU: James M. Buchanan (Economic Sciences), Muhammad Yunus (the Peace Prize), and former U.S. vice president and MTSU faculty member Al Gore (the Peace Prize). •T  he Recording Industry program is “one of the nation’s elite recording programs,” according to Billboard magazine. •T  he Jennings A. Jones College of Business is one of the largest in the nation, with more than 3,600 majors. •M  TSU’s Aerospace program is one of the nation’s finest and has a fleet of more than 40 planes equipped with the latest technology. The program is also 1 of only 36 in the country that offers the FAA Collegiate Training Initiative for Air Traffic Controllers and has a 99% placement rate! •A  member of the Sun Belt Conference, MTSU competes at the highest level in 17 NCAA intercollegiate sports. MTSU offers a safe and friendly environment, a diverse student body, and numerous extracurricular activities with more than 200 student organizations including honor societies, service clubs, and an active Greek system of fraternities and sororities.

In theAt theheart of Te Center of It All Located in Murfreesboro, just south of Nashville, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has the largest undergraduate enrollment of all universities in the state, with approximately 26,000 students. The beautiful campus occupies more than 500 acres and has 137 buildings. Students from almost all U.S. states and at least 74 other countries have chosen to attend MTSU. Nashville, known as Music City, U.S.A., is renowned for country music and Southern hospitality.


The Most Livable Town in Tennessee The qualities of life that attract growth—plentiful housing, excellent schools, employment opportunities, outstanding civil services, recreation areas, and excellent medical facilities—are all found in Murfreesboro, a city of more than 100,000 residents. The people of Murfreesboro are friendly, and many have come to live here from all over the world, adding to the rich diversity of cultures and experiences that make the city so appealing. Murfreesboro residents also enjoy lovely parks, a greenway, and many fascinating historic sites.

Murfreesboro/Nashville in the world Approximate flight hours to the Nashville International Airport: Beijing, China: 16 hours Delhi, India: 21 hours Mendoza, Argentina: 18 hours Moscow, Russia: 17 hours

Paris, France: 11 hours Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 18 hours Tokyo, Japan: 16 hours

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Colleges A comprehensive university, MTSU offers more than 140 undergraduate programs in nine colleges. College of Basic and Applied Sciences College of Behavioral and Health Sciences Jennings A. Jones College of Business College of Education College of Liberal Arts College of Mass Communication College of Graduate Studies University Honors College University College

Housing and Residential Life creates living and learning communities that promote personal and academic growth. More than 3,200 students live in 21 different residential halls and apartments. Each living area is different, but all support academic excellence. Professional staff and resident leaders live and work in each area, coordinating services and programs to fully engage students in campus life and to provide academic support.

In fall 2011, a new Global Learning Residential Community for both international and U.S. students was created. More information is available at

Admission Information International Student Fees per Year

Undergraduate Admission Requirements • An MTSU international student application (online or paper) available at • A U.S. $30 application fee • Official transcripts or records of all previous study • An official TOEFL or IELTS score (minimum acceptable scores: TOEFL paper-based 500 or iBT 61, IETLS 5.0) • An official ACT or SAT score if from an English-speaking country (minimum acceptable scores: ACT, 22; SAT, 1020) • An official financial statement indicating sources of support for the first year of study

Tuition: $16,352 Room and Board: $13,500 Total: $29,852

International Student Merit Scholarships MTSU awards merit-based international scholarships of $2,000, $5,000 and $12,000 annually to new first-year and transfer students with at least a 3.25 GPA or above. The scholarship is renewable annually.

Admission Deadlines July 1 – 2012 Fall freshman scholarship eligibility deadline

Tips for the Admissions Process Sending all relevant admissions documents in the same envelope will expedite the application process. For identification purposes, you will be assigned a special identification number. Please use that ID number in all correspondence being sent to International Undergraduate Admissions.

November 1 – 2012 Spring freshman scholarship eligibility deadline April 15 – 2012 Summer freshman scholarship eligibility deadline

When in need of communicating an urgent message, please call, fax, or email your message to the following: Voice: (615) 494-8643 Fax: (615) 904-8020 E-Mail: International Admissions Peck Hall 216 1301 East Main AStreet Murfreesboro, TN 37132 MTSU, a Tennessee Board of Regents university, is an equal opportunity, non-racially identifiable, educational institution that does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. 0711-80


The undergraduate course catalog is accessible online at



Aerospace Administration Flight Dispatch Maintenance Management Professional Pilot Technology Agribusiness Biochemistry Biology Genetics and Biotechnology Microbiology Organismal Biology and Ecology Physiology Chemistry Professional Chemistry Computer Science Business Applications Professional Computer Science Concrete Industry Management Concrete Contracting Production, Sales, and Service Construction Management Commercial Construction Management Electrical Construction Management Land Development/Residential Building Construction Management Engineering Technology Computer Engineering Technology Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology Environmental Science and Technology Energy Technology Environmental Health and Safety Planning and Site Analysis Water Resources Forensic Science Mathematics Actuarial Science Math Education Professional Math Physics Astronomy Physics Teaching Professional Physics Plant and Soil Science ‡Pre-Forestry ‡Agricultural Education Certification Science General Science Health Science ‡Pre-Chiropractic ‡Pre-Cytotechnology ‡Pre-Dental ‡Pre-Dental Hygiene ‡Pre-Health Information Management ‡Pre-Medical

‡Pre-Medical Tech ‡Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology ‡Pre-Occupational Therapy ‡Pre-Pharmacy ‡Pre-Physical Therapy ‡Pre-Radiation Therapy Technology ‡Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Athletic Training Criminal Justice Administration Homeland Security Law Enforcement Exercise Science Family and Consumer Studies Child Development and Family Studies Family and Consumer Sciences Education Health Education Community and Public Health Health Education and Lifetime Wellness Industrial/Organizational Psychology Interior Design Nursing Nutrition and Food Science Dietetics Physical Education Psychology Recreation and Leisure Services Social Work Textiles, Merchandising, and Design Apparel Design Fashion Merchandising Communication Disorders concentration


Accounting Business Administration Business Education Economics Labor Relations Entrepreneurship Finance Business Finance Financial Institution Management Insurance Real Estate Information Systems Management Marketing Office Management

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Early Childhood Education Interdisciplinary Studies Special Education


Anthropology Art Graphic Design Studio Art Education Art History English Cultural Studies Literary Studies Secondary English Teacher Licensure Writing Foreign Languages French German Spanish Geoscience Geography Geology Global Studies History International Relations Music Instrumental Music Education Instrumental Performance Music Industry Theory-Composition Vocal/General Music Education Voice Performance Organizational Communication Philosophy Political Science Pre-law Public Administration Sociology Sociology Anthropology Speech and Theatre Communication Studies Theatre


Mass Communication Advertising/Public Relations Digital Media Communication Electronic Media Communication Journalism Photography Visual Communication Recording Industry Audio Production Commercial Songwriting Music Business ‡ These programs are not officially recognized concentrations within the degree programs and do not lead directly to a degree at MTSU.

MTSU International Admission  

Brochure for International Admission

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