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DEADLINE(S) 

Non-Degree Seeking

N/A

- Advanced Graduate Admission for Undergraduates
-Non-Degree Seeking

Dr. Alex Sekwat
615-963-7389
asekwat@tnstate.edu

Official Transcripts

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

 

- Teacher Licensure
- Add-On Endorsement
- Plus Thirty
- Pre K-12 School

 Dr. Dianne Bryant
615-963-5484  dbryant@tnstate.edu  

Official Transcripts

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

 

- Professional School Counseling
- PreK-12

Dr. Jeri Lee              
615-963-1569 jlee6@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- Advisory Council Interview
- Letter of Intent
- 3 Letters of Rec

Summer Feb 1

(once a year admission)


 College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences     615-963-7561


      

Agricultural Sciences

 MS

- Agribusiness
- Agricultural Education
- Animal Science
- Plant Science

Dr. Samuel Nahashon
615-963-5445
snahashon@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Scores
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Professional Science Master's (PSM)

MS

Applied Geospatial Information Sciences

Dr. Solomon Haile
615-963-5445
shaile@tnstate.edu

-Official Transcripts-GRE
-Personal Statement
-2 References
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

Applied Geospatial Information Systems

Certificate

 N/A

Dr. Solomon Haile
615-963-5445
shaile@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Biology

MS

N/A

Dr. Terrance Johnson
615-963-5748
tjohnson@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 2 References
- Personal Statement
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Biological Sciences

 PhD

N/A

Dr. Terrance Johnson
615-963-5748
tjohnson@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 3 References
- Personal Statement 
Detailed Requirements

Fall Admission Only-March 15

 

Chemistry

MS

- Chemistry
- Biochemistry

Dr. Muhammad Karim
615-963-5344
mkarim@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- Personal Statement
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

College of Business     615-963-7121


      

Business Administration

MBA—Traditional Option

 

 

 



MBA—Accelerated Option

• General Business or specialized concentrations in:
- Accounting
- Finance
- Management Information Systems
- Supply Chain Management


• General Business

 

 

Mr. Anis Mnif
615-963-7295
amnif@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GMAT Score

 

 




Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

 




Spring-Nov 1


 College of Education     615-963-5451


      

Administration & Supervision

Ed.D. 

- Higher Education Administration
- Pre K-12 Administration and Supervision 

Dr. Trinetia Respress
615-963-5450
trespress@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
- 3 References
- Resume/Vita
- Writing Sample
Detailed Requirements

Fall-February 1

 

Instructional Leadership

Ed.S.

- Licensure
-Non-Licensure 

 Dr. Trinetia Respress
615-963-5450
trespress@tnstate.edu

 - Official Transcripts 
- GRE or MAT Score
-Additional Requirements for Licensure
Detailed Requirements

Fall -July 1
*Spring-Nov 1
*Summer-Apr 1

*Licensure Programs

 

M.Ed.

- Licensure
- Non-Licensure
-Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Dr. Trinetia Respress
615-963-5450
trespress@tnstate.edu
 

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
-Additional Licensure Requirements
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
*Spring-Nov 1
*Summer-Apr 1

*Licensure Programs

Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning 

M.Ed./RODP (Online) 

- Childhood Literacy Reading  

Dr. Carol Helton 
615-963-5466
chelton@tnstate.edu   

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
Detailed Requirements 

Fall -  July 1
Spring - Nov 1
Summer - Apr 1

 

Curriculum & Instruction 

M.Ed. 

- Curriculum Planning
- Educational Technology
- Reading Specialist
- Secondary School Instruction
- Teaching Non-English Background (NELB) Students 

Dr. Nicole K. Arrighi
615-963-5482
nkendall@Tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
Detailed Requirements

Fall -  July 1
Spring - Nov 1
Summer - Apr 1

 
 

Ed.D. 

- Elementary Education
- Curriculum Planning
- Reading
- Secondary Education
- Special Education 

Dr. J. Mark Hunter
615-963-7051
jmhunter@tnstate.edu  
 

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
- 4 References
- Resume
- Writing Sample
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 
 

Special Education 

 
M.Ed. 

 
N/A 

Dr. Judith Presley
615-963-5468
jpresley@tnstate.edu

 - Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
Detailed Requirements  

Fall -July 1
Spring -Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

Elementary Education 

M.Ed. 

N/A 

Dr. Mary Ann Pangle
615-963-2126
mpangle01@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Professional School Counseling

MS 

- Pre-K-12 Professional School Counseling

 

Dr. Thurman Webb
615-963-1593
twebb8@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
- 3 References
- Statement of Purpose
- Advisory Council Interview
Detailed Requirements 

Summer Admission Only Feb 1

 

Psychology 

MS 

- Counseling Concentration

 


- School Psychology 

Dr. James Campbell 615-963-5144 jcampbell21@tnstate.edu

 

Dr. Joan Popkin
615-963-1385 jpopkin@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
- 3 References
- Personal Statement
Detailed Requirements

Fall Admission Only - February 1

 

 

PhD

- Counseling Concentration

 

-School Psychology

Dr. Robin Oatis-Ballew 615-963-1558 roatisballew@tnstate.edu


Dr. Joan Popkin
615-963-1385 jpopkin@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
- 3 References
- Resume
- Supplemental Application
Detailed Requirements

Fall Admission Only - Dec 1 


College of Engineering     615-963-5401


      

Computer & Information Systems Engineering

MS

N/A

Dr. Samuel Hargrove
615-963-5401
skhargrove@tnstate.edu  

- Official Transcripts
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Computer & Information Systems Engineering

PhD

- Computer Communication & Networks
- Control System & Signal Processing
- Robotics & Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Dr. Samuel Hargrove
615-963-5401
skhargrove@tnstate.edu  

- Official Transcripts
- 3 References
- Letter of Intent
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Engineering

ME 

- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering 

Dr. Samuel Hargrove
615-963-5401
skhargrove@tnstate.edu  

 

- Official Transcripts
- FE (if GPA is less than a 2.74)
Detailed Requirements 

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Computer Science

 

 MS

- High-Performance Computing and Bioinformatics
- Cyber-Security and Networking

 Dr. Tamara Rogers
615-963-1520
trogers3@tnstate.edu

- Official transcript(s)
- Two letters of recommendation
Detailed Requirements 

 Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1


College of Health Sciences     615-963-5871


      

Human Performance & Sport Sciences  

MA.Ed 

- Exercise Science
- Sport Administration

Dr. Harriett Hamilton
615-963-5581
hhamilt1@tnstate.edu 

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Nursing 

MSN 

- Holistic Nursing
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nursing Education 

Dr. Kathy Martin
615-963-5251
kmartin3@tnstate.edu 

- Official Transcripts
- 3 References
- Personal Statement
- Resume
- Documentation of Current Professional Nursing Experience
Detailed Requirements 

Fall-July 15
Spring-Nov 15
Sum-March 15

 
 

MSN/RODP (Online) 

- Family Nurse Practitioner 
- Nursing Administration
- Nursing Education
- Nursing Informatics 

Dr. Kathy Martin
615-963-5251
kmartin3@tnstate.edu 

- Official Transcripts
- 3 References
- Personal Statement
- Resume
- Documentation of Current Professional Nursing Experience
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 15
Spring-Nov 15
Sum-March 15

 
 

Certificate 

- Holistic Nursing
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nursing Education 

Dr. Kathy Martin
615-963-5251
kmartin3@tnstate.edu 

- Official Transcripts- 3 References
- Personal Statement
- Resume
-Documentation of Current Professional Nursing Experience
Detailed Requirements 

Fall- July 15
Spring-Nov 15
Sum-March 15

 

Occupational Therapy 

MOT

N/A 

Dr. Larry Snyder
615-963-5950
lsnyder@tnstate.edu 

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 3 References
- Personal Essay
Detailed Requirements

Fall Admission Only - Nov 15

Through OTCAS

Physical Therapy

DPT 

N/A 

Dr. Ronald Barredo
615-963-5932
rbarredo@tnstate.edu 

- PTCAS Application
- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 2 References
- Essay
Detailed Requirements

Summer Admission Only - Oct 1 

Public Health

MPH

N/A

Dr. Mohamed Kanu
615-963-7326
mkanu@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 3 References
- Personal Statement
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Speech & Hearing Science

MS

Online and On-Campus Programs Available

Note: The online program only accepts students every other year (odd years).  The next application period will be for Spring 2015

Dr. Tina Smith
615-963-7057
tsmith31@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE or MAT Score
- 3 References
- Statement of Intent
Detailed Requirements

On-Campus Program:
Fall Admission Only-Feb 1

Online Program: Spring Admission only- July 1


College of Liberal Arts     615-963-5971


      

Criminal Justice

MCJ

N/A

Dr. Michael Montgomery
615-963-5588
mmontgomery@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- Supplemental Application
Detailed Requirements

Fall-June 15
Spring-Nov 1
Sum-Apr 15 


College of Public Service and Urban Affairs     615-963-7201


      

Health Administration & Planning

Certificate

N/A

Dr. Rodney Stanley
615-963-7241
rstanley1@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Non-Profit Management

Certificate

N/A

Dr. Rodney Stanley
615-963-7241
rstanley1@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Public Administration

MPA

N/A

Dr. Rodney Stanley
615-963-7241
rstanley1@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 3 References
- Statement of Purpose
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Public Administration

Ph.D.

N/A

Dr. Rodney Stanley
615-963-7241
rstanley1@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 3 References
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Professional Studies

MPS/RODP (Online)

- Human Resources
- Strategic Leadership
- Training and Development

Dr. Rodney Stanley
615-963-7241
rstanley1@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 3 References
- Statement of Purpose
Detailed Requirements

Fall-July 1
Spring-Nov 1
Summer-Apr 1

 

Social Work

MSW

N/A

Dr. Michael Wright
615-963-7673
mwright17@tnstate.edu

- Official Transcripts
- GRE Score
- 3 References
- Essay Questions
Detailed Requirements

Fall Admission Only-March 1

 

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