Graduate education at Tennessee State University is designed to offer students the experience of advanced study and research in their fields of specialization. Study at the graduate level requires a high level of motivation in students who are committed to excellence in knowledge, in research, and in contributions to the profession, or service to the community.
The University has two conveniently located campuses. The Main Campus, which overlooks the Cumberland River, is bounded by 28th Avenue and 39th Avenue North, and is adjacent to both east and westbound exits of I-40. Its sprawling 450 acres include 60 buildings, 8 residence halls, a 400,000 volume library, a 12,000 seat arena, an award-winning student center and land for agricultural research.
A major and completed renovation featuring new and restored buildings and facilities, grounds beautification, and parking has transformed the historic main campus into a modern pedestrian campus with peripheral parking.
The Avon Williams Campus is located in downtown Nashville in the heart of the city’s commercial district. It is adjacent to the center of state government: the Capitol, Legislative Plaza, and the Tennessee Supreme Court.
The student population at Tennessee State University is approximately 9,000. The graduate student population numbers approximately 2,000. Cultural diversity accurately describes these students, who come from various areas across the country and from many countries around the world for the Tennessee State University experience.
The graduate faculty consists of outstanding scholars, researchers, artists, scientists, performers and practitioners who are respected by their professional peers. Many are highly qualified as presenters and consultants with regional, national, and international reputations. All graduate faculty hold doctoral degrees from respected colleges and universities. Since the faculty and students are culturally diverse, Tennessee State University affords a rare opportunity to participate in and share the uniqueness of cultural diversity.
We are delighted that you are considering studying at Tennessee State University: the major public, land grant, comprehensive urban university of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.