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2022-23 Graduate Catalog 
2022-23 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

United States Culture and Education Certificate

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Robert Summers, Program Director

This interdisciplinary certificate program offered through the Womack 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 Requirements

Admission to the United States Culture and Education certificate program requires

  1. the student to be an international student who has met the English-language proficiency requirements of the University;
  2. an earned bachelor’s degree;
  3. an acceptable grade point average in all college work taken.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official transcripts of all previous college work.

Certificate Requirements

Once admitted to the program, candidate must

  1. meet all of the retention and graduation requirements of the College of Graduate Studies at MTSU;
  2. complete 12 hours of graduate courses (see Curriculum section below for specifics);
  3. 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.

Program Notes

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.

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