Online Programs

MTSU Online LogoWith these programs, instruction is entirely online through MTSU’s learning management system (D2L). Courses are asynchronous and do not have scheduled dates, meeting times, or assigned classrooms.  Location will be listed as ONLINE when registering for the course(s). 

Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Business Administration is a major for students who wish to pursue a general business career but do not wish to select a specific business area. The student will leave the program equipped with managerial, communication, and decision‐making skills.

Commerce (B.S.)*

The Bachelor of Science in Commerce is a flexible degree plan designed to provide a broad-based course of study in business while maintaining the flexibility necessary for the modern college student.

Communication (B.A.)

The Department of Communication Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) via online delivery.  Course in this degree stress developing strong interpersonal skills, knowledge of diverse cultures, improved problem-solving abilities, and the ability to work well in a group as both member and leader.

Communication (B.S.)

The Department of Communication Studies offers the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree . Students must select a concentration in Culture and Social Influence, Health Communication, or Organizational Communication. 

Criminal Justice Administration (B.S.)*

Courses in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration provide students with a well-rounded curriculum designed to meet the academic needs of those seeking careers in law enforcement, courts, corrections, and homeland security. Concentrations include homeland security and law enforcement.

English (B.A. and B.S.)

MTSU has five undergraduate programs in English leading to a degree. Designed for students interested in a broad experience of English studies, including courses in literature, writing, and linguistics.

Information Systems (B.B.A.)

For those who like to work with computers and technology, there's no need to look further. Information Systems is where business and technology meet. This ever-growing field attracts graduates who thrive in a team environment and want to utilize their expertise to develop even newer technologies to maximize business productivity.

Integrated Studies (B.S.)*

This interdisciplinary degree program is extremely flexible and is an excellent option for students seeking a broad-based educational experience or wanting to custom-design a degree program. There are two concentrations for Integrated Studies – Applied Leadership and Public Safety

Political Science (B.A. and B.S.)

Political science and sub-fields such as public administration and law offer students a wide range of avenues to fulfill an interest in public affairs. Study focuses on institutions and processes by which people govern themselves or are governed and on methods of resolving issues from local to international levels.  Students majoring in Policial Science can choose a general focus or a concentration in either Public Policy and Management or Pre-Law.  B.A. degree includes a Foreign Language Requirement.

Professional Studies (B.S.)*

This program helps students prepare for management positions in a number of diverse fields. Concentrations include information technology, health administration, and organizational leadership, and international organizational leadership.

Psychology (B.S.)

Psychology reaches into multiple areas of human activity, from the workplace to schools, research hospitals to forensic investigation, as those trained in the field strive to understand and serve human needs.

Public Safety (Concentration) - Integrated Studies (B.S.)

The Public Safety Concentration allows public safety professionals to advance in their careers through an interdisciplinary program utilizing courses from five academic departments.

Graduate Programs

Aeronautical Science (M.S.)

Concentrations include Aviation Management, Aviation Education, and Aviation Safety and Security Management. Students will learn about aviation contracts and leases, training, professional development programs, and the knowledge and expertise necessary to develop and manage aviation safety.

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Meeting the rigorous standards for accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Jones College of Business provides a deep grounding in principles of accounting, business analytics, management, finance, and much more through the Flex M.B.A. program.  

Criminal Justice Administration (M.C.J.)

A Master of Criminal Justice (M.C.J.) degree can help pave the way for advancement in professional opportunities in law enforcement, homeland security, courts, police administration, correctional management, probation, parole, juvenile justice, drug rehabilitation, and private security or investigations.

Curriculum & Instruction (Ed.S.)

This Specialist in Education program is for all who would like to learn more about cultural diversity, mental processes, and cognitive/educational neuroscience and their impact on the exciting world of teaching and learning. There is a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a specialization in Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process.

Curriculum & Instruction (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education program helps you become an expert in the areas of second language acquisition, appropriate strategies and models for effective instruction, assessment tools and accommodations, and literacy frameworks, practices, and overall language learning.  Concentrations include Curriculum and Instruction - Non-licensure and Curriculum and Instruction - English as a Second Language (ESL). 

Digital Teaching & Learning Certificate

The Digital Teaching and Learning (DTL) Certificate program helps build skills and knowledge necessary to effectively deliver and facilitate online learning by examining and evaluating models and strategies for online instruction, designing appropriate curriculum, exploring literacy and multiple literacy development through new media tools, incorporating seminar techniques for online discussions, selecting and applying digital learning structures to the PreK-12 classroom, addressing issues related to diversity and accessibility, designing digital content for online lessons, selecting assessments for the digital classroom, and using data to inform practice.

Finance (M.S.)

The purpose of the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Finance is to provide a graduate-level knowledge base and expertise to those who work in the growing field of finance, assisting individuals, companies, and governments, among others, in navigating the increasingly complex and essential world of financial analysis. This program seeks to provide students with instruction that will prepare them for careers as financial analysts, consultants, managers, and planners.

Library Science (MLS)

The M.L.S. program consists of 36 credits, with all courses online except for two field experiences to help produce practice-ready librarians. Each course is tailored to individual student interest, and students are allowed to propose alternative electives in other disciplines. 

Literacy (M. Ed.)

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Literacy is designed to focus on the most current research in the field of literacy. The program provides an in-depth study of literacy development and strategies to support academic growth and success. The curriculum includes a variety of literacy topics, such as foundational knowledge, developmental continuums, assessment, writing, and specific strategies for supporting students. Graduates of the program who meet the criteria and are interested may be eligible to add on the reading specialist endorsement to their current teaching license.

Management (M.S.)

The Organizational Leadership concentration focuses on building leaders who can create or preserve a structure within an organization. A concentration in Supply Chain Management is also available.   

Music, Music Education concentration (M.M.)

The online Master of Music specialization in Music Education is designed for current K-12 music educators looking to refine their abilities and advance their careers. Courses are taught by MTSU's distinguished and esteemed faculty and can be completed in two years.    

Nursing (MSN)

The MSN degree addresses a critical shortage of Family Nurse Practitioners with high-quality, affordable, and time-efficient studies. Coursework is completed online, except for clinical rotations through approved preceptors (in the student's home area when possible). 

Professional Studies (M.P.S.)*

The MPS is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program designed for working professionals who wish to earn a graduate degree in their area of expertise and excel in their careers. Concentrations include Human Resources Leadership, Strategic Leadership, Training & Development,  and Leadership in Nutrition. 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners deliver holistic care to individuals, families or groups with acute or chronic mental health problems..  The certificate program in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is designed to meet the demand for psychiatric providers in the health care field.  Coursework is completed online, except for clinical rotations through approved preceptors (in the student's home area when possible).

*Prior Learning Assessment is available for eligible students.

Hybrid Programs

MTSU also offers these undergraduate and graduate hybrid programs.  Students enrolled in hybrid programs must take several on-ground courses to complete their degrees.  Additional information is available at each degree site. 


Awaiting Approval

The following online programs are awaiting final approval from our accrediting bodies -- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).

Leisure and Sport Management (B.S.)

A Council on Accreditation of Recreation, Parks, Tourism, and Related Professions program, the B.S. in Leisure and Sport Management  provides knowledge, skills, and experiences for students interested in preparing for positions in sport management, outdoor recreation, recreation administration, and related professions.

Recording Industry (B.S.) - effective August 2022

A student majoring in Recording Industry can pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in one of two concentrations: Commercial Songwriting or Music Business.  With talented faculty members who have ties to all parts of the industry and the only college chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), students enter a crowded field with valuable advantages.

Sociology (B.A.) - effective August 2022

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology supports students interested in addressing challenging issues such as family dynamics, inequality, patterns of behavior, and forces for social change and resistance. 

Sociology (B.S.) - effective August 2022

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sociology includes three concentrations in which to specialize: Criminology, Social Justice, or Work and Family Studies.  Each offers opportunities for students to examine social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior from specific perspectives. 




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