Welcome from the Dean

 Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies & Research

Welcome to the School of Graduate
Studies & Research from
Dr. Alex Sekwat (Interim Dean)

We are delighted that you are considering pursuing graduate studies at Tennessee State University- the major public, land grant, comprehensive urban university in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Tennessee State University is committed to students' overall development by promoting life-long learning, scholarly inquiry, and by providing an excellent educational experience.

With a total enrollment of approximately 2,000 graduate students, TSU's School of Graduate Studies and Research offers twenty-two master degrees, seven doctoral programs, and six graduate certificate programs. In addition to our broad range of programs, many graduate courses at TSU are offered in the evenings and weekends, while other programs are offered entirely online. This long standing practice allows us to accommodate the needs of working adults and non-traditional students. Tennessee State University students have access to high quality faculty who have acquired globally relevant research expertise and are prepared and willing to share their experiences. The Graduate School establishes high academic standards in pursuit of excellence. Our commitment is to drive effective recruitment, retention, and provide support for all students in order to improve graduation rates. The Graduate School is prepared to contribute to the land-grant mission and goal of the University through leveraging faculty resources for the effective and efficient delivery of academic programs and processes. 

As you plan to enroll at this great institution for graduate work, we hope that you are prepared to be intellectually challenged. We are excited about the opportunity to engage you and the faculty is ready to equip you with the intellectual tools that you will need for a successful academic interaction and subsequent professional career. Please feel free to contact us if you need further assistance. We appreciate your interest in graduate studies at Tennessee State University.

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