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2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin

Austin Peay State University

Graduate Bulletin



College of Graduate Studies
P. O. Box 4458
Clarksville, Tennessee 37044-4458
Location: McReynolds Building, Room 119
Phone: 931-221-7414

The 2019-2020 Graduate University Bulletin was prepared in the Summer of 2019. 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.

Graduate Admissions

Phone: 931-221-7662

Austin Peay State University (APSU) is a comprehensive University who is a accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.  As of March 30, 2017, APSU has a governing Board of Trustees. Austin Peay State University is organized into colleges that represent academic disciplines: the College of Arts and Letters; the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences; the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the College of Business; the College of Education; and the College of Graduate Studies. The College of Graduate Studies consists of faculty and staff dedicated to the support of APSU’s Mission and Vision.

Mission Statement

Austin Peay State University is a comprehensive university committed to raising the educational attainment of the citizenry, developing programs and services that address regional needs, and providing collaborative opportunities that connect university expertise with private and public resources. Collectively, these endeavors contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, physical, and cultural development of the region. APSU prepares students to be engaged and productive citizens, while recognizing that society and the marketplace require global awareness and continuous learning. This mission will be accomplished by:

  • Offering undergraduate, graduate, and student support programs designed to promote critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and leadership;
  • Expanding access opportunities and services to traditional and nontraditional students, including the use of multiple delivery systems, flexible scheduling, and satellite locations;
  • Promoting equal access, diversity, an appreciation of all cultures, and respect for all persons;
  • Serving the military community at Fort Campbell through complete academic programs;
  • Providing academic services that support student persistence to graduation;
  • Fostering a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life; and
  • Developing programs (credit and noncredit), conducting research, and providing services that contribute significantly to the quality of life, learning, and workforce development needs of the region.

Vision Statement

APSU’s vision is to create a collaborative, integrative learning community, instilling in students habits of critical inquiry as they gain knowledge, skills, and values for life and work in a global society.

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.

APSU’s professional preparation programs for elementary and secondary teachers, elementary and secondary principals and supervisors, school counselors and school psychologists are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 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 Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Conference of Southern Graduate Schools
  • Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE)
  • Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • Council of Graduate Schools
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
  • National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals
  • National Association for Campus Activities
  • National Association for Student Personnel Administrators
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Ohio Valley Conference
  • Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing
  • Tennessee College Association
  • Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools
  • The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management
  • Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education

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 the University Affirmative Action Philosophy in the STUDENT HANDBOOK AND CALENDAR. Inquiries regarding these acts may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action located at 416 College Street, 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, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.