Admission Process

BEFORE PREPARING A GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION, PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW CAREFULLY.

All applicant interested in attending TSU Graduate School must apply through our new online application portal.

Inquiry Form: Tennessee State University or go.tnstate.edu

Telephone inquires may be made at (615) 963-7371, and e-mail inquiries at gradschool@tnstate.edu.

ADMISSION PROCESS:

Step One: Upon completing the Profile Page, you will be sent to your Personalized TSU Graduate School Webpage.
Step Two: Select "Apply" tab to be sent to the respective CAS application portal.
Step Three: Select Tennessee State University as designated school, and select preferred degree program
Step Four: The student will pay the required fee for the CAS portal, not Tennessee State University.

Official documents (except for the Miller Analogy Test), must be sent directly to the CAS Portal, not Tennessee State University.

DEADLINES

To ensure consideration for admission to the Graduate School, the application and other required documents must be postmarked by these priority deadlines*:

Priority application deadlines for all programs, except Biological Sciences, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, M.S., Criminal Justice, Nursing, Psychology, Ph.D., Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Pathology:

Fall Semester                                       July 1

Spring Semester                                  November 1

Summer Semester                               April 1

Priority application deadlines for international applicants:

Fall Semester                                       July 1

Spring Semester                                 November 1

Summer Semester                               April 1

Submission of complete applications by the above priority deadlines will insure consideration by the admission committees.

For the following programs, all application documents must be submitted by the deadline indicated below to be considered by the admission committees.

Criminal Justice:

Fall Semester                                       June 15

Spring Semester                                  November 1

Summer Semester                               April 15

Nursing:

Summer Admission                              March 15

Spring Admission                                 November 15

Fall Admission                                     July 15

Speech Pathology:

Fall Admission Only                           February 1

Biological Sciences Doctoral Program:

Fall Admission only                            March 15

Occupational Therapy:                       February 15

Physical Therapy:                              October 1

Psychology

Doctoral Program:

Fall Admission Only                           December 1

 Masters Psychology

Fall Admission Only                           February 1

Professional School Counseling (M.S.)                                            

Fall Admission Only                           February 1


*Priority Application Deadlines: Submission of complete applications by these deadlines will ensure consideration by the admission committees. Applications are processed continuously based on date of submission. 


DEGREE PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Most programs require acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or other test, as specified by Tennessee State University, before admission or during the first semester of graduate study. See programs for specific score requirements. Test scores must not be more than six (6) years old. Official scores on admissions tests must be sent from the testing service. In addition, all program admission requirements indicated in the Graduate Catalog must be met (e.g., letters of recommendation, personal essay, prerequisite courses, resume, etc). Some programs require supplemental applications. 


APPLICATION FEE

A non-refundable fee must be submitted at the time of application for admission to each degree. This fee is to be paid to GradCAS, not TSU.


COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS

Official transcripts must be sent to the CAS portal and not Tennessee State University.

 


SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

The social security number is required for identification purposes. Applicants who do not have a social security number must obtain it from the Social Security Office before submitting this application. (This requirement does not apply to international students.)


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

In addition to other requirements, international students must submit evidence of English proficiency. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) should send results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to the Graduate School. If the applicant has a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution, or from a country whose official language is English, TOEFL scores are not required. All international applicants are required to submit acceptable test scores (GRE, MAT, GMAT, etc.) to the Graduate School prior to admission. Applicants must also certify that financial arrangements for support have been made. International applicants must submit official transcripts or authorized school records with a listing of courses and grades received; applicants must furnish transcript(s) evaluated by an international educational credential agency. (Click here for more information about World Education Services)






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