A Message from the Dean of Graduate Studies

Dr. Cecilia McIntosh
Below are a few words from Cecilia McIntosh, Dean of Graduate Studies:

ETSU graduate students come from many backgrounds and career stages, and there are many reasons for choosing ETSU for their graduate education. Many of our students are looking to make career changes or looking for career advancement. Others enter graduate programs directly after obtaining their undergraduate degrees in order to qualify or establish additional credentials for their chosen careers.

ETSU is in a fine position of being large enough to offer the great variety of excellent graduate programs often seen at much larger schools yet small enough to retain the personalized service typically seen at smaller universities. We offer 38 master’s degree programs, 1 Education Specialist degree program, 11 doctoral degree programs, and 18 graduate certificate in various areas, including Art, Business, Education, Health, Humanities, Science, Social Science, and Technology, resulting in well over 100 different program choices. All programs are approved by the state of Tennessee and all that are eligible for accreditation by outside accrediting agencies or boards are fully accredited.

The School of Graduate Studies offers a tour program specifically designed for graduate students. The tour program includes a general campus tour, as well as a face-to-face meeting with the professor acting as program coordinator in the student’s program of interest, and provides an opportunity for you to ask specific questions. If you are not already familiar with our campus, we invite you to contact us to schedule a tour – if you are familiar with our campus, we invite you to contact us and we can help set up an appointment for you to meet with the program coordinator.

The Graduate School staff and I are eager to help you be successful. Academic support, career choices, flexible schedules, and over 50 years of delivering recognized graduate programs are the reasons you should choose ETSU. It’s all here –- waiting for you!

Cecilia McIntosh, Ph.D.

P.S. Since 2008, there has been a funding opportunity for students just across the Tennessee border in Virginia and North Carolina. Students who are residents of one of seven counties in North Carolina (Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Yancey, and Watauga) or four counties in Virginia (Grayson, Lee, Scott, and Washington) can qualify for in-state tuition at ETSU. By completing a request for in-state tuition and filing the form with us before the 14th day of classes, students in these counties can realize significant savings in their tuition. For graduate students taking a nine-hour load, the cost savings are over $5,000. You can access the request form at: http://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/pdf/In_State_Tuition_Rate.pdf. And starting in the Fall of 2012, students who do not live in a bordering county, but who live in a county within seventy-five miles of Johnson City (e.g., Buncombe County, NC, or Wise County, VA), are eligible for a new Regional Scholarship. That and other scholarship information are provided below. The ETSU School of Graduate Studies wants to help all applicants achieve their educational goals within their financial means.

Information about the new Regional Scholarship is available at:
Applicants who live outside the region can also apply for out-of-state scholarships at:
International applicants can apply for the International Merit Scholarship at: