May 25, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Storytelling, Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Rickie Carter;; (423) 439-6165

Nancy Donoval, M.F.A., Graduate Coordinator
222 Campus Center Building
Box 70667
(423) 439-7863

Faculty: Delanna Reed.

Graduate Certificate in Storytelling

The graduate certificate is a post baccalaureate sequence containing core master’s level coursework in storytelling performance skills and practice. The certificate prepares students to pursue professional storytelling as a career or to apply storytelling in professions such as business, medicine, counseling, teaching, law, ministry, etc.


Completed application form with essay; one official transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution attended, three letters of recommendation from academic or professional mentors or associates. 

Storytelling, Graduate Certificate Degree Requirements: 21 credits

Requirements 15 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 21 credits

Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits

Approved electives from Storytelling Program catalogs or related electives with approval of advisor.

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see

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