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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Appalachian Studies, Master of Arts


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General Information


Graduate School Contact:

Kimberly Brockman; brockmank@etsu.edu; 423-439-6165

Ron Roach, Ph.D., Chair
304 Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym)
Box 70435
(423) 439-7494
e-mail: roachr@etsu.edu

Roberta T. Herrin, Ph.D.,  Graduate Coordinator

222 Nicks Hall
Box 70556
(423) 439-7997
e-mail:
herrinr@etsu.edu

Faculty:

Roy Andrade, Lee Bidgood, Daniel Boner, Roberta Herrin, Theresa Lloyd, Jane MacMorran, Ted Olson, Ron Roach, Fred Sauceman, and additional faculty in other academic units who teach Appalachian-related courses.

Admission Requirements


The following requirements are in addition to the general admission, retention, and graduation requirements of the School of Graduate Studies:

  • The personal essay (required by the School of Graduate Studies) should address the student’s reasons for choosing an Appalachian studies program;

  • Acceptable GPA (3.0 on a 4.0 scale preferred);

  • GRE scores (students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies may be admitted without the GRE scores);

  • Three letters of recommendation; and

  • A writing sample, such as a paper previously submitted for credit in an undergraduate or graduate course.

A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies may transfer all 18 credits into the Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies, with the approval of the APST graduate coordinator. All transfer credit, however, must meet GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limit.

Concentrations: 9 credit hours each


Appalachian Culture and Heritage


Students select 9 credits from the following block.

Electives: 9-15 credit hours


Nine credits for thesis option, 15 for non-thesis option. (The non-thesis option also requires a comprehensive examination based on a reading list.)

Thesis: 3 credit hours


Total credit hours required for program: 30-33


(30 credits for the thesis option and 33 for the non-thesis option)

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