Dec 11, 2023
James Huffman, Program Director
This interdisciplinary certificate program offered through the Womack Family Educational Leadership Department has as its central goal to provide international students an opportunity to complete a short-term academic program of study that allows them to gain an understanding of American culture and to benefit from the opportunity to take courses in their area of interest at a leading U.S. university.
Admission to the United States Culture and Education certificate program requires
- the student to be an international student who has met the English-language proficiency requirements of the University;
- an earned bachelor’s degree;
- an acceptable grade point average in all college work taken.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official transcripts of all previous college work.
Once admitted to the program, candidate must
- meet all of the retention and graduation requirements of the College of Graduate Studies at MTSU;
- complete 12 hours of graduate courses (see Curriculum section below for specifics);
- maintain a cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.00 in courses leading to the certificate.
Curriculum: United States Culture and Education
Candidate must complete 12 hours in the following course of study:
Major Field Course (3 hours)
Electives (9 hours)
Students enrolled in the certificate program may select elective courses in their field of study or courses that meet their needs/interests from any department or program, subject to normal program and course restrictions (e.g., prerequisites). Emphasis will be on selection of courses that meet the academic degree requirements or interests of the international student.
The time limit for use of credit toward the certificate is six years from the date of enrollment in the earliest course applied toward the certificate, including transferred courses.
Candidate must file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the semester in which the student intends to graduate.