Graduate & Professional Studies


Graduate and Professional Studies provides a variety of program choices for working adults looking to build on their education and to enhance their career opportunities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants meeting the minimum requirements as stipulated for each Graduate and Professional Studies program will be afforded regular admission. If one or more of the requirements is not met, provisional acceptance may be granted.

Both undergraduate and graduate applicants are informed in their acceptance letter of the conditions that MUST be met in order to proceed in the program. Please refer to section on “Retention Standards” for further information regarding program continuation. Provisional acceptance is not available for prospective students under 22 years of age.

GATEWAY AND BACHELORS PROGRAMS

To be considered for admission the following is required for each program:

  1. Complete the online admission application.
  2. Submit official (sealed) transcripts of all college coursework mailed directly to Tusculum College from each previous institution.
  3. Submit professional recommendations from two persons (non-relatives) qualified to judge the applicant’s potential for success with college-level work.
  4. Veterans submit a certified Veterans’ Form DD214 showing an honorable discharge.
  5. Current military personnel submit basic training documentation.
  6. Students for whom English is a second language must submit an official TOEFL score from within the last five years.
  7. Applicants who are 21 years of age or under must submit official ACT/SAT scores and must meet the G.P.A. and board score requirements as indicated on page 18 unless exempt due to having earned an associate degree.
Individual Program Requirements
In addition to the general procedures listed above, please refer to each individual program listings to review the admission requirements and procedures for regular admission.
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Graduate Admission Requirements and Procedures

Requirements for admission to graduate programs are established by the Graduate Committee. They include previous academic records, performance on recognized examinations, work experience, an acceptable written explanation of desire to enter the program and professional recommendations of individuals qualified to judge the student’s potential for graduate college work. Tusculum seeks students who are mature and highly motivated and are able to contribute to the collaborative learning environment.

Common Admission Requirements

All applicants to graduate programs shall satisfy these common admission requirements:

  1. Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Possess a minimum G.P.A. as defined by each program and satisfy the admissions requirements that are specific to each program. See individual program descriptions for other admissions requirements.

Application Procedures

Each of the following items must be completed for review by the Enrollment staff for an admission decision.

  1. Complete and submit a Tusculum College application. A copy is available from the College website or may obtained from an Enrollment representative.
  2. Request an official transcript from each institution attended be sent directly to Tusculum College Graduate and Professional Studies Office of Admission, P.O. Box 5004, Greeneville, TN 37743.
  3. Submit a resume that reflects professional experience in accordance with the requirements of each program.
  4. Submit professional recommendations from two persons who are not related to the applicant and are qualified to judge the applicant’s capacity for graduate-level work.
  5. Complete any program-specific application procedure.
  6. Applicants for whom English is a second language must furnish a score of 540-543 (paper), 207 (computer-based), 76 (Internet based) or greater on the TOEFL examination taken within the last five years.
  7. Phone or in-person interviews may be considered as part of the Admissions process.
Individual Program Requirements
In addition to the general procedures listed above, please refer to each individual program listings to review the admission requirements and procedures for regular admission.

ADMISSION QUESTIONS

If you have any general questions about the Graduate and Professional Studies program or want to inquire about a specific degree program or special offering, please fill out an Information Request form. Please refer to Academic Information & Policies for questions regarding Tuition and Fees.