Memphis

Study Master's Degrees in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Memphis at a glance

Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. Located at the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers, Memphis actually got its name after the ancient capital of Egypt on the Nile River in North Africa. Memphis became the world's largest place for the cotton market and is also known in history as an important spot for the Civil Rights Movement. Choose a degree abroad in Memphis and you will experience a friendly academic environment, and immerse in the American culture. Complement your training in becoming an expert in your chosen field with visits to interesting and unique attractions.

Studying

Studying in Memphis

Memphis has several universities and colleges, one of them provides art degrees, and you can also apply to a law school.

Within the local universities, you can blend in among many international students, extend your knowledge through research, and successfully progress along your study experience. Known for excellent teaching, Memphis universities offer a wide range of Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees in fields like engineering, education, computer science, social work, business., economics, art, music, theatre, nursing, and you will also find many online programs available.

Career

Career opportunities in Memphis

Economy in Memphis is varied and continually developing. Once the center of cotton, today, Memphis includes many thriving industries like commerce, transportation, manufacturing (machinery, clothing, electronic equipment, pharmaceuticals), banking and finance, real estate.

Some of the major companies of Memphis are FedEx, AutoZone, Merck & Co., Medtronic, Cargill, Nike, Walmart, AT&T, Hilton.

International students can choose from a variety of internship opportunities available in local companies.

Life

Memphis city life

Memphis is a fascinating American town, with a friendly atmosphere and a place where you can grab a piece of the American history. Having a special significance for the civil Rights Movement (the city was at the center of civil rights problems), Memphis is also home to many American music genres like soul, blues, gospel, and rock n' roll. Musicians like Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley started out their career in Memphis.

Important landmarks you should visit include:

  • The National Civil Rights Museum
  • The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • The Dixon Gallery and Gardens
  • Graceland (home of music legend Elvis Presley)
  • The Memphis Walk of Fame
  • Mississippi River Park and Museum
  • The Cotton Museum

Whenever you’d like to have a walk, go to Overton Park that also includes the Old Forest Arboretum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Memphis Botanic Garden, and Jesse H Turner Park.

If you’d like to see a play, check out The New Daisy Theatre and for a nice American dinner, go to Central BBQ restaurant, a historic place, where burgers are flipped since 1970. Bars and breweries are quite numerous in Memphis so you can easily find a place to relax and have fun.

Attend some of the local events, such as the Beale Street Music Festival, International Week, The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and the Great River Run.

International atmosphere in Memphis

Memphis doesn’t quite cover a cosmopolitan environment, the main ethnic communities that live here are Hispanic, Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) and Hawaiian people.

In terms of international business, Memphis has mostly Asian-owned businesses and companies, and you may also encounter several expats from around the world that came here for a work opportunity.

Weather Memphis

In Memphis, summers are hot with frequent but short thunderstorms in the evening, and winters are mild. The average temperature in the summer is 28°C (82°F) and in the winter, the daily average temperature is 5 °C (41 °F). Autumn season can last until late November and rainfalls occur quite often.

Costs

Accommodation costs in Memphis

The main housing options available in Memphis are:

1. Campus accommodation – rates are around 330 USD/month for one person.

2. Rent apartment – the rent for a one-bedroom apartment is around 550 USD/month.

Living costs in Memphis

The cost of living in Memphis is generally lower than the national average, most students would spend 800 – 850 USD/month for all their expenditures. Prepare a minimum budget of 60-70 USD/month for social activities, around 180 USD/month for food from the local supermarkets and public transportation pass for students costs 40 USD/month.

Universities in Memphis

Bringing the benefits of the health sciences to the citizens of Tennessee and beyond through education, research, clinical care and public service.

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Rhodes is a national, four-year, private, coeducational, residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, and honor among ourselves. We enjoy one of the country’s most beautiful campuses in the heart of Memphis, an economic, political and cultural center.

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It doesn't take long to see what people love about the University of Memphis. This is a university filled with joy. You can hear it in the roar of Tiger fans at every game. 

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CBU is consistently rated one of the best Universities in the Southeast and in the nation. We are recognized for our academic excellence, engaged faculty and caring environment. Of course, the most valuable recognition comes in the form of feedback from our own students. 

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