Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Graduate School


The mission of the Graduate School is to foster post-baccalaureate programs of study and scholarship that are recognized for their excellence and contributions to society. The Graduate School will provide an environment that stimulates:

  • Advanced understanding of the concepts, issues, and practice of a discipline;
  • Interdependent thought and the ability to generate new knowledge;
  • The ability to contribute significantly to the academic community, professions, and society; and
  • Diversity among ideas, programs, and people.

Graduate students assume full responsibility for knowledge of the policies and regulations of the Graduate School and special requirements of individual degree programs.

Program Administration

The Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is the administrator of graduate education at the university. The major duties of the office include admission and classification of graduate students as determined by university policy, administration of all regulations and policies governing graduate education, and maintenance of standards prescribed by the governing board and various university and program accrediting agencies. The Dean is responsible for the interpretation and implementation of the actions of the Graduate Council.

Dr. Sharon James McGee
Dean, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Dr. Karin Bartoszuk
Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Dr. Scott Kirkby
Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is an advisory body that assists the Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies in administering the graduate programs at East Tennessee State University. The Graduate Council reviews all curriculum changes in graduate courses or programs and approves faculty for graduate faculty status. However, the Council’s main task is to discuss, review, and advise on all matters concerning Graduate School policies. Any ETSU faculty member may offer items for discussion.

Degree Programs

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers programs of study leading to graduate certificates, various master’s degrees, the education specialist degree, and various doctoral degrees. The programs are designed to provide specialized training in professional, academic, and interdisciplinary areas. Specific requirements for each degree program are defined under Courses of Instruction in this catalog.

Graduate Program Specialists

If you have questions or would like to explore options for graduate study, please contact the appropriate program specialist listed below. For issues related to your application or admission, please contact the Graduate Admissions Team. For questions or issues related to enrollment or graduation, please contact the Enrollment and Graduation Team.


Graduate Admissions Team
Enrollment and Graduation Team
      Last Names A-J Fiona Goodyear
Non-Degree & Visiting Last Names A-Z Shella Bennett   Last Names K-Z Rickie Carter
Last Names A-F Angela Edwards   Team Email: gradschoolforms@etsu.edu  
Last Names G-N Alondra Robbins    
Last Names O-Z Jessimine Strauss      
Team Email: gradadmissions@etsu.edu    
*Many questions about the application process
can be answered on our FAQ page.