Heritage Studies Certificate (Currently Not Accepting New Students)


Program Director: Dr. Pippa Holloway
Peck Hall 239
Graduate Analyst: Mandy Pinkston
The certificate in Heritage Studies seeks to provide students with the opportunity to pursue advanced study in heritage studies and professional training for graduate students seeking employment in national and state parks, government agencies, and related public and private institutions. This certificate also provides a transitional bridge to the Ph.D. program in Public History.

The certificate of advanced study in Heritage Studies offers an opportunity for students to take relevant graduate courses in recreation and other departments in addition to history. Students will also benefit from the fieldwork and staff associated with the Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee State Parks, and other national, regional, and state parks.

For the most current information about the program, department policies, and admission standards, please visit the department website.

Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Certificate in Heritage Studies program, a student must submit the following to the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Online application and appropriate application fee
  • Official transcript of all colleges, universities (including business and technical schools). If the transcripts are issued from an international (non-US) institution, a course-by course analysis is required. Original non-US transcripts should be submitted directly to the evaluation service.
  • Official Test Scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Student must have earned a master's degree from an accredited university or college or hold current enrollment in a master's degree program.

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Submit Application Materials to:

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Test Codes for Middle Tennessee State University:
INFS - 6ZR-KJ-37
MBA (Full-time) - 6ZR-KJ-25
MBA (Part-time) - 6ZR-KJ-52
GRE 1466
MAT 1751
Praxis 1466
TOEFL 1466