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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Graduate Studies

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P.O. Box 70720
Phone: (423) 439-4221

The School of Graduate Studies currently offers 15 master’s degrees, covering a wide range of academic disciplines, as well as the Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.), the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), the Doctor of Sport Physiology and Performance, and the Doctor of Science in Nursing (Ph.D.) degrees. In addition to these degree programs, ETSU offers graduate certificates in: Advanced Nursing Practice, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Health Care Management, Business Administration, E-Business, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Archival Studies, and Emerging Technology.

Specific degree and certificate program requirements are found in the Graduate Catalog. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, a student may take courses in a degree program or as a non-degree graduate. Undergraduates are welcome to apply for admission during their final year of coursework and can be admitted contingent upon completion of the undergraduate degree.

Graduate Program Specialists

Each graduate program or major is represented by a Graduate Program Specialist who is prepared to assist students with all aspects of the graduate process, from admission through graduation. If you have questions or would like to explore options for graduate study, please contact the appropriate program specialist listed below. Non-degree student applications are processed by Ms. Fiona Goodyear,, (423) 439-4707.

Shella Bennett
(423) 439-4708
Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology.
Kimberly Brockman
(423) 439-6165  

English, Mathematics, Social Work, and five (5) certificate programs: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Emerging Technologies, and Early Childhood Education Emergent Inquiry Graduate Certificate, Athletic Administration, and Mathematical Modeling


Angela Edwards
(423) 439-4703

Art, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geosciences, History, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, and three (3) certificate programs: Economic Development, Forensic Document Examination, and Urban Planning.


Fiona Goodyear
(423) 439-6148

Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (TN eCampus), Counseling, Early Childhood Education MA and PhD, Educational Media and Educational Technology, Elementary and Secondary Education, Human Services, Reading, Special Education, Human Services, Sport Management, Sport Science and Coach Education, Teacher Education M.A.T., and five (5) certificate programs: School Library Professional, Early Childhood Special Education, High Incidence Disabilities, Low Incidence Disabilties, and Response to Intervention.


Cindy Hill
(423) 439-6590

M.B.A., Accounting, Digital Marketing, all degrees in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and three (3) certificate programs: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Community College Leadership, and Community Leadership


Stacie Hill
(423) 439-4302

Environmental Health, Liberal Studies, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and eight (8) certificate programs: Archival Studies, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Gerontology, Health Care Management, Professional Studies, Public Health, Reinforcing Education through Artistic Learning, and Rural Health


Michele Lamb
(423) 439-4431

Allied Health, Appalachian Studies MA, Appalachian Studies, Graduate Certificate, Biomedical Sciences, Ph.D., Business Administration Graduate Certificate, Clinical Nutrition, Professional Communication, Brand and Media Strategy, M.A., Computer Science, Professional Studies, Storytelling, and Technology.


Don Rice
(423) 439-6158
Nursing, including all Nursing Post Master’s certificate programs, all Nursing  online programs Sport Physiology and Performance PhD.

Application for Graduate Study

Any student wishing to take graduate courses, whether degree seeking or non-degree, may submit a traditional paper application or an electronic application. Paper applications are available in the Graduate Office, located at 309 Burgin Dossett Hall, and will be mailed on request. Electronic applications are available at the Graduate School web site:

Both paper and electronic formats contain complete instructions and requirements for admission.

Non-Degree Students

Students who wish to take graduate coursework but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree should apply for admission as Graduate Non-Degree students. Graduate Non-Degree classification is limited to those students who have earned a bachelor’s degree and who wish to take graduate-level classes. All Graduate Non-Degree applicants must provide official transcripts verifying that they have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and must receive approval to register from the chair or graduate coordinator of the appropriate department. All questions regarding non-degree status should be directed to (423) 439-4221.

Advanced Admission for Undergraduates

A senior lacking no more than nine credit hours for graduation at East Tennessee State University may petition to register for graduate courses during the final semester of undergraduate enrollment. The petition form is available in the Graduate Office. The following stipulations apply:

  1. Student must be within 9 hours of completion of the undergraduate degree at ETSU.
  2. The total course load for a senior enrolled for graduate coursework may not exceed 12 credit hours.
  3. Student must meet the undergraduate grade point average required in his or her specific program.
  4. Undergraduate degree must be completed during the semester in which the student is allowed to register for graduate work.

Graduate Catalog

The School of Graduate Studies issues a Catalog which includes detailed information about graduate program offerings and requirements for admission. The Catalog is available in hard copy and online. For a hard copy, please send an e-mail to or write to the School of Graduate Studies, East Tennessee State University, P.O. Box 70720, Johnson City, TN 37614-1710. The online Catalog is available at:

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