2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin
Austin Peay State University
College of Graduate Studies
P. O. Box 4458
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044-4458
Kimbrough Building, Room 203
Austin Peay State University is one of 45 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, the sixth largest system of higher education in the nation. The Tennessee Board of Regents is the governing board for this system, which is composed of six state universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 Tennessee technology centers. The TBR system enrolls more than 80 percent of all Tennessee students attending public institutions of higher education.
The provisions of this Bulletin ordinarily will 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 the individual students.
Austin Peay State University, under the control of the Tennessee Board of Regents, is a regional university organized as the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Business, the College of Education, the School of Nursing, the College of Graduate Studies and the Austin Peay Center @ Fort Campbell.
The College of Graduate Studies confers eleven graduate degrees to include Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Music, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Social Work, Master of Engineering Technology, Professional Science Masters, and Education Specialist.
The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, the professional preparation programs for elementary and secondary teachers, elementary and secondary principals and supervisors, school counselors and school psychologists are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education through the master’s degree level. The University is also a member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The University is a member of the following associations:
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Association for Field Services in Teacher Education
Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Council of Graduate Schools
National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals
Tennessee College Association
Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools
While APMail e-mail is the official communications 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 e-mail communication between instructors and students. Failure to promptly check or open mail messages delivered to a student’s D2L e-mail 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.
Austin Peay State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body. APSU affirms that it does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status in the educational programs or activities which it operates, nor in admission to or employment in such programs or activities.
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 Orders 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 CALENDAR. Inquiries regarding these acts may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action located in the Browning Building, Room 7A, telephone (931) 221-7178.
Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and education specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Austin Peay State University. The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.