The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees all academic programs and academic support units at Tennessee State University. Aligned with the University mission and core values, our framework for TSU’s future academic plans is contained in the  2008-2028 Academic Master Plan: Envisioning the Future Through the Lens of Our Heritage

our programmes


  • 1 associate's,
  • 40 bachelor's,
  • and over 20 master's degree programs

--as well as seven doctoral degrees in:

Biological Sciences

Physical Therapy

Curriculum & Instruction


Educational Leadership

Public Policy Administration.

Engineering and Computational Sciences


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Academic Programs also include the Honors College and Air Force ROTC / Aerospace Studies. The University also offers distance and continuing education, nontraditional student evening and weekend programs, and off-campus programming.

Each degree program is described in detail under its respective college. Tennessee State's high academic standards are evidenced by its various program accreditations.


The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs leads comprehensive and selective undergraduate and graduate programs that engage students in a world class education built on values and excellence. Through a collaborative model of innovative instruction, learning, public service, and research, students are prepared to enter the workforce as professionals and citizens. Our Office is committed to providing effective services across campus for faculty, staff, and students that enhance academic quality, student success, and associated support services. 

Refer to the University's Coronavirus Information site for the latest developments and announcements. Non-essential employees should observe the Remote Work Policycurrently in effect.

Students can refer to the TSU Course Selection Guide for assistance with selecting the preferred course delivery method for their Fall 2020 schedule.

Academic Affairs Units

Academic Success Center Office of Technology Services
Extended Education Orientation for First Year Students
Honors College Service Learning and Civic Engagement
Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning and Assessment School of Graduate & Professional Studies
Libraries & Media Services Testing Center
Office of International Affairs TRIO Programs
Office of Records  


Academic Areas

College of Agriculture College of Health Sciences
College of Business College of Liberal Arts
College of Education College of Life and Physical Sciences
College of Engineering College of Public Service