• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
The second-most widely spoken language in the world, Spanish is a key that opens as many doors in the United States as it does in any of the 21 countries in which it’s the official language. Few other foreign languages enable its bilingual speakers to so immediately connect, interact and discover opportunities (both professional and personal) in the world around them.
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  • As with any foreign language, students are encouraged to learn through immersion, and that means travel! A student can earn Spanish credit abroad as a part of his or her degree program. Students can join MTSU Spanish faculty on an annual immersion program in Cuba, or study Spanish in Mexico, Costa Rica or Spain. Their options are not limited to these trips—with a little extra planning and footwork, a student can also design his or her own unique study abroad experience.
  • Almost any job that calls for communicating with a wide range of people will have good reason to employ someone with Spanish-speaking skills. This is especially true in fields related to education and customer/client service fields. For example, after earning her B.A. in Spanish at MTSU in 2005, Sarafina Croft went on to complete her Master’s degree in Secondary Education at Vanderbilt University and now works as a training specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • SPAN 1015 - Spanish for Concrete and Construction Management
  • SPAN 1035 - Introduction to Medical Spanish
  • SPAN 1040 - Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2020 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 2105 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • SPAN 3000 - Group Conversational Spanish
  • SPAN 3010 - Advanced Spanish
  • SPAN 3015 - Contemporary Cuba
  • SPAN 3020 - Advanced Spanish
  • SPAN 3030 - Business Spanish
  • SPAN 3040 - Intensive Conversational Spanish
  • SPAN 3050 - Introduction to Hispanic Studies
  • SPAN 3060 - Introduction to Hispanic Culture
  • SPAN 3070 - Introduction to Latin American Civilizations and Cultur
  • SPAN 3075 - Introduction to Mexican Cultures
  • SPAN 3080 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements for international applicants
  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. Failure to submit such certification shall result in denial of admission (immediate withdrawal from classes) or continued enrollment. In the event that a student has tuberculosis or has potential tuberculosis requiring medical treatment, continued enrollment will be conditioned upon the determination by a licensed physician that further enrollment is not a risk to others and upon the student's compliance with any prescribed medical treatment program.
  • Submit Varicella (chickenpox) form
For undergraduate admissions, submit the following to the International Admissions Office (Campus Box 120, Peck Hall 216, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA):
  • TOEFL - an official iBT score of 61 or above (173 or above cbt or 500 or above paper-based);
  • IELTS - an official score of 5.5 or above;
  • iTEP - an official score of 3.6 or above.
In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, you may submit the following:
  • ELS passing of Level 110 in place of the above examinations - applicants may submit an official academic record demonstrating successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 110.
If residing in the US and applicable, please submit the following:
  • a copy of the I-94;
  • a copy of the I-20 ID;
  • copy of passport expiration page;
  • copy of visa page of passport.
  • Minimum grade point average is 3.0/4.0 for freshmen and 2.0/4.0 for transfer students

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1034 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1034 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    337 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 337 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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