Apr 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin

2024-2025 Graduate Bulletin


Austin Peay State University

Graduate Bulletin

2024-2025
WWW.APSU.EDU

 

 

 

The 2024-2025 Graduate University Bulletin was prepared in the Spring of 2024. The material presented is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and Austin Peay State University.

The provisions of this Bulletin will ordinarily be applied as stated; however, the University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this Bulletin, including, but not limited to, academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students.

The Class Schedule is available on the AP Onestop each semester and is considered an extension of the Bulletin; the online Schedule is updated as changes in availability of classes occur.

Every effort will be made to keep students informed of any new information and/or changes in provisions listed in this Bulletin. APSU email is the official communication method used by the University to communicate important information to all students. Students are deemed to have received notifications delivered to their respective APSU email address by the University. Failure to promptly check or open email messages delivered to student’s APSU email address will not excuse a student from the responsibility to act in accordance therewith or extend/delay deadlines contained therein. Students are strongly encouraged to check their APSU email account on a daily basis for messages requiring their prompt attention. Students are strongly discouraged from forwarding APSU email to another email provider. The University hereby disclaims any and all responsibility for the security and confidentiality of information contained in messages forwarded from APSU email to another email provider.

While APSU email is the official communication method used by the University, instructors and students are strongly encouraged to use the Desire-2-Learn(D2L) email system for communications pertaining to courses and course materials. For all online courses, D2L is the official method of email communication between instructors and students. Failure to promptly check or open email messages delivered to student’s D2L email address will not excuse a student from the responsibility to act in accordance therewith or extend/delay deadlines contained therein for any Web-based course. For on-campus and hybrid courses, students and instructors should use the D2L email system whenever possible.

Students must accept the responsibility for staying informed regarding the graduation requirements for the degrees they are pursuing. Therefore, scheduled appointments with an assigned academic adviser each semester are required before the student can enroll.

 

The University is a member of the following associations:
 
 

Academy of Criminal Justice Science International Association of Chiefs of Police
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education  National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Lab Sciences
American Association of Colleges of Nursing National Association for Campus Activities
American Association of State Colleges and Universities  National Association of Colleges and Universities
American Association of Collegiate Registrar’s and Admissions Officers  National Association of College and University Business Officers
American Association of State Colleges and Universities  National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
ABET, Inc., Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org)  National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
ABET, Inc,. Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (htt://www.abet.org) National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
ABET, Inc., Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org)  National Association of Schools of Music
American Angus Association  National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
American College Health Association  National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
American Counseling Association National Association for Veteran Program Administrarion
American Historical Association National Association of Veterans Upward Bound Project Personnel
American Music Therapy Association  National Collegiate Athletics Association
American School Counselor Associates National Council of State Authorization Recuprocity Agreements
American Society for Clinical Pathology National Dance Education Organization
American Speech-Language Hearing Association National Fire Protection Association
American Veterinary Medical Association  National Guild for Community Arts Education
American Volleyball Coaches Association National League for Nursing
Associated Press  National Parking Association
Association of Donor Relations Professionals  Society for Human Resource Management
Association of Fundraising Professionals Southeastern Journalism Conference
Association of Governing Board of Universities and Colleges  Southern Association of Colleges and Employers 
Association of Retirement Organization in Higher Education Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Association of Veterans Education  Sourther Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Association of Writers and Writing Programs  Tennessee Academy of Science
ASUN Conference Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police
Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate Tennessee Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
College Board Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Tennessee Association of International Educators
Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Council for Accreditation of Counseling to Related Education Programs Telluride Association Summer Programs
Council for Advancement and Support of Education Tennessee College Association
Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation Tennessee College Public Relations Association
Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Tennessee School Board Association
Council of Colleges of Arts Sciences The Associated Press
Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs The Common Application Incorporated
Council on Aviation Accreditation The Economist Newspaper NA Incorporated
Council on Social Work Education The National Research Center for College and University Admissions
Council on Undergraduate Research The National Society of Leadership 
Golf Coaches Association of America Women’s Golf Coaches Association
Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association  
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement  

Austin Peay State University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its program and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Director, Institutional Culture, P. O. Box 4457, Browning Building, Room 140, Clarksville, TN 37044; Phone: (931) 221-7178.

APSU adheres to the requirements of Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended, Sections 799A and 946 of the Public Health Service Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, and the related regulations to each.

APSU reaffirms that it does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin and that it has taken affirmative action on behalf of minorities and women, as prescribed by the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Executive Order 11246 and 11375, as amended, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. Also see University Affirmative Action Philosophy in STUDENT HANDBOOK AND PLANNER. Inquiries regarding these acts may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Institutional Culture located at PO Box 4457, Browning Building Room 140, telephone (931) 221-7178.

 

Accreditation

Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctorate degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Austin Peay State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).