Do you have the curiosity of a forensic scientist? An ear for music? Maybe you’ve always wanted to teach or build things. With more than 300 different degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students, MTSU has plenty of options.

MTSU houses a wide variety of academic programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. The University has eight undergraduate colleges and almost 40 departments or schools, with over 180 majors and concentrations available.

Africana Studies, Fermentation Science, Dance, and Religious Studies are a few MTSU majors that are unusual for public universities in Tennessee. Nationally recognized MTSU programs include Aerospace, Accounting, Agriculture, Recording Industry, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Concrete Industry Management, which attract students from around the world. The College of Graduate Studies offers more than 100 different areas of study.

MTSU Colleges
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Some Special Centers On Campus

Business and Economic Research Center
Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia
Tennessee Council on Economic and Free Enterprise Education Center for Energy Efficiency
Center for Health and Human Services
Learning, Teaching, and Innovative Technologies Center
Center for Organizational and Human Resource Effectiveness
Center for Popular Music


MTSU is listed among U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 Best Grad Schools for Economics. The department offers a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Economics and a Master of Science in Finance.

MTSU’s music business program is consistently ranked on Billboard and Hollywood Reporter listings of top programs globally, and NBC News spotlighted the University as a standout in educating the next generation of music industry pros. MTSU is rated No. 1 nationally among audio engineering schools by Audio Assemble.

Milk produced and bottled by MTSU’s School of Agriculture is sold at campus and other shops. MTSU Creamery was one of the first two dairies awarded the state’s new Tennessee Milk logo.

MTSU’s Mechatronics Engineering program earned accreditation from ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) after only five years.

Roughly 35% of MTSU’s undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college. MTSU also continues to serve the state’s most at-risk students, with more than 35% of its students qualifying for Pell grants or other need-based loans.

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