Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) was founded in 1911 as one of three normal colleges in the state. Located in Murfreesboro, among small and medium-sized cities in the United States, it is a 30-minute drive from Nashville, the capital of country music. It is now a public university with a long history in Middle Tennessee, and rated as a research-oriented university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MTSU is a comprehensive university integrating teaching and research. It has the most postgraduate education programs in the state and the largest number of undergraduates.
In 1925, it grew from one that provides two-year teacher training programs to a normal university with a length of schooling of four years and eligible for awarding the bachelor's degrees in science. Becoming a public state university with the consent of the state government in 1943, MTSU has gradually developed into the largest one providing undergraduate education programs in the state and a comprehensive university with many excellent postgraduate education programs. It set up the first Honors College in Tennessee in 1998.
Cooperative program: Dual bachelor's degree (3+1 mode), combined bachelor's and master's degree program (3+1+1 mode), Sino-foreign cooperative education program
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IELTS requirements: 6.0