Academic Affairs


Welcome from the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs


MISSION: 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. 

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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

Extended Education

Honors College

Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Planning and Assessment

Libraries & Media Services

Office of International Affairs

Office of Records

Office of Technology Services

Orientation for First Year Students

Service Learning and Civic Engagement

School of Graduate & Professional Studies

Testing Center

TRIO Programs

Academic Areas

College of Agriculture

College of Business

College of Education

College of Engineering

College of Health Sciences

College of Liberal Arts

College of Life and Physical Sciences

College of Public Service

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Tennessee State University has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since 1946 to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tennessee State University of Tennessee.





Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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 Programs

Tennessee State University offers:

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

--as well as seven doctoral degrees in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Engineering and Computational Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy Administration.

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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.


Explore TSU

Apply for admission, request information, visit campus,  or contact Tennessee State University today:
Undergraduate Admissions P. O. Box 9609 888-463-6878 toll-free 615-963-5101 voice 615-963-2930 fax

Graduate Admissions P.O. Box 145 615-963-7371 voice 615-963-7219

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