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

Appalachian Studies, Master of Arts

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General Information

Graduate School Contact:

Rickie Carter; carterrh@etsu.edu; 423-439-6165

Ron Roach, Ph.D., Chair
222 Nicks Hall
Box 70556
(423) 439-7494
e-mail: roachr@etsu.edu

Lee Bidgood, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator
304C Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym)
Box 70435
(423) 439-9594; FAX (423) 439-7070
e-mail: bidgood@etsu.edu


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

The department offers financial support in the form of Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships. Decisions on offers of support are initiated at the end of March for the following academic year. In order to receive full consideration, applicants seeking funding from this department are encouraged to submit all materials by February 15th.

Deadline for Spring admission - November 1

Deadline for Fall admission - March 1

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 or who have previously earned a graduate degree 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 Required for program: 30 - 33 Credit Hours

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

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