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2021-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Agriculture

Chandra Reddy, Ph.D., Dean
Office: 213 Agricultural Biotechnology Building
(615) 963-7561

The College of Agriculture is the premier land-grant unit of Tennessee State University. The College has a mandate to educate the students in a classroom setting and to also reach out to the population of Tennessee to provide the research, education, and training necessary for our citizens to lead healthy, and productive lives.  The College undertakes its teaching, research and extension functions through its academic departments, the research arm of the College - the Institute of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Research (IFAER) and the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP). The research and extension programs within the College of Agriculture are integrated with the academic programs to create a rich academic environment that enables to create a pool of diverse and talented faculty to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.


The College of Agriculture carries out the Land Grant mandates of the University in teaching, research, and service. The major goal of the College is to satisfy the educational needs and aspirations of both traditional and non-traditional students enrolled in its academic programs.


The College of Agriculture will:

  • Offer a differentiated, relevant, and rigorous curriculum to provide students with a high-quality education that equips them for the demands and opportunities of the 21st century;
  • Cultivate an environment of excellence and integrity that values human capital while encouraging productivity and compliance;
  • Achieve national and international prominence in research and the dissemination of science-based knowledge to enhance food, agricultural and human systems;
  • Promote diversity among students, faculty, and staff; and
  • Support innovation in a nurturing environment.


Master of Science

Professional Science Masters


Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Applied Geospatial Information Systems

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