East Tennessee State University

Introduction

The Graduate School

The School of Graduate Studies has enjoyed more than 60 years of leadership in Tennessee and in the South, producing quality graduates who go on to serve their communities and employers as well-trained professionals. Since 1949, when the State Board of Education authorized East Tennessee State College to offer graduate instruction, the Graduate School has grown from one Master of Arts degree in education to over 60 majors and concentrations resulting in more than 120 different program choices across 11 schools and colleges.

The University

Founded in 1911, East Tennessee State University is one of six state colleges governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents. With approximately 15,000 students, ETSU is large enough to offer many choices in programs and activities, but small enough to avoid the intimidating and impersonal atmosphere of a larger university. East Tennessee State University is accredited by 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 ETSU's accreditation.

Location

Johnson City is located a short drive from the state lines of North Carolina and Virginia, and just a little farther from Kentucky, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Situated just a couple of miles off interstate 26 and just a few more from Interstate 81, ETSU is easily accessible by automobile. Tri-Cities Regional Airport, a full-service facility served by Allegiant Air, Delta Connection, and US Airways Express, is about a 20-minute drive from campus. The broader Tri-Cities region offers a diverse number of attractions which include an array of historical sites, Boone and Watauga Lakes, two symphony orchestras, the International Storytelling Center, NASCAR racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, and numerous hiking and water sports opportunities. With a population of approximately 65,000, Johnson City provides students an affordable standard of living with safe streets and thriving neighborhood communities in urban, suburban, and rural settings.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Admissions & Requirements

International student application materials should be received by the following deadlines:

  • April 29 - fall semester
  • September 30 - spring semester
  • February 1 - summer session

The School of Graduate Studies must be notified of any change in the entering date after admission has been granted. Individual programs may have earlier admission deadlines and additional requirements. For information regarding individual programs of study, applicants should contact the department whose program he or she wishes to enter and consult the Graduate Catalog.

These standards and materials are required of all applicants regardless of program. Individual program requirements are additional to the following:

  1. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. European students with three-year Bologna bachelor's degrees and Indian students with three-year bachelor's degrees from Indian Universities ranked A (3.01 - 4.0) through the NAAC accreditation process will be considered to have equivalent four-year degrees.. Degrees from non-accredited institutions or from institutions outside the U.S. will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  2. Applicants must meet one of the following GPA requirements:
    • 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    • 16 on a 20-point scale.
    • 80.0 from Chinese institutions.
    • 1st Class, 2nd Class Honors, or 1st and upper 2nd Division from Indian institutions.
    • Upper 2nd Class Honors on various British systems.
    • Other grading systems will be evaluated upon receipt of transcripts.
  3. A completed admissions application
    Other grading systems will be evaluated upon receipt of official transcripts. Please note that the ETSU School of Graduate Studies provides this general GPA converter as a free service to convert specific grades to a 4.0 scale. Applicants whose transcripts come from a country with multiple grading systems may wish to pursue a more specific GPA converter (such as offered by WES).
  4. A personal essay of 150-300 words, detailing your interests in a graduate program at ETSU.
  5. Submit the non-refundable application fee of $55.00. The application fee must be submitted before any further application materials can be sent to the graduate school.
  6. One official transcript from every college or university where the applicant has taken courses including proof of all degrees received. If the records are not in English,certified translations that are attested by the awarding institution must be sent in addition to the official documents. Notarized copies and third-party attestations are not acceptable. Individual-year mark sheets from Indian institutions are required. Summary mark sheets are not accepted.
  7. Certification of English Proficiency: Graduate students whose native language is not English must submit one of the following:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
      • Score of 79 (Internet-Based)
      • Score of 550 (Paper-based)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
      • Score of 6.5
    • PTE Academic score of 53 or higher
    • Documentation showing the successful completion of the ELS Language Centers level 112 course.
    • Proof of degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
    • All international students who receive a tuition scholarship or graduate assistantship must sit for an oral English proficiency interview immediately upon their arrival at ETSU.
  8. Insurance Coverage: All international students are required to have acceptable insurance coverage against illness and accidents. The health and accident insurance must be maintained throughout the student's enrollment at ETSU.
  9. Qualified international students may be considered for graduate non-degree admission to ETSU only as
    • Visiting students during vacation/breaks from other collegiate institutions in the U.S.
    • Non-Degree students enrolled in ETSU courses offered outside the U.S.
    • Non-Degree students enrolled in appropriate ETSU campus classes. Students in category 3 who are on ETSU IAP-66s (J-1 status) must pursue programs of full-time study approved by the School of Graduate Studies, International Programs and Services, and the appropriate academic division.
  10. Address to Send Documents to the Graduate School
    For regular mail send all documents to the following address:
    ETSU School of Graduate Studies
    P.O. Box 70720
    Johnson City, TN 37614 For overnight packages sent via DHL, FedEx, and UPS:
    ETSU Central Receiving
    Attention: ETSU School of Graduate Studies
    325 Treasure Lane
    Johnson City, TN 37614
  11. Payment of Application Fee
    If the application fee was not paid when the application was submitted in Goldlink, it may be paid by clicking here.

Recommended

  • Documented evidence of financial resources sufficient to support the student during the period of enrollment must be sent to International Programs. For more information regarding the estimated cost of attending ETSU per calendar year click here (figures subject to change) or contact International Programs and Services.
  • Check the Graduate Catalog for additional departmental requirements such as GRE scores or Letters of Recommendation.

A student must be admitted, submit financial documentation, and have his or her degree confirmed before the university can issue an I-20 or DS-2019 form needed to obtain a visa. The university will not enroll any student who has not been approved initially or for transfer by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to attend East Tennessee State University. International students accepted for graduate study will receive a letter of acceptance from the university. This letter and the SEVIS I-20 form furnished by the university must be presented to the consular officer of the United States to which the applicant applies for a student visa. ETSU will not accept visas issued for admission to other colleges or universities. International students admitted to graduate study are encouraged to arrive on campus two weeks prior to the beginning of classes and should contact International Programs and Services as soon as they arrive. It is the responsibility of a non-immigrant applicant to comply with current INS regulations in regard to collegiate enrollment. New INS regulations may prohibit the enrollment of an individual in B-1 or B-2 status. International Programs and Services administers the university's foreign student (F status) and visitor exchange (J status) programs. Other non-immigrant applicants may consult with this office.

In all cases the final decision to admit or reject an applicant rests with the university through the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

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Master

Master of Accountancy

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree is designed for individuals who desire advanced study of accountancy and seek professional careers in public accounting, industry, and government. The combination of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree and the M.Acc. degree meets the educational requirements for Certified Public Accountants in Tennessee and all other states. [+]

The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree is designed for individuals who desire advanced study of accountancy and seek professional careers in public accounting, industry, and government. The combination of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree and the M.Acc. degree meets the educational requirements for Certified Public Accountants in Tennessee and all other states. Furthermore, the M.Acc. is a major step toward obtaining the credentials necessary for a teaching career in accountancy. The M.Acc. program covers financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, and consulting services. Additionally, the program provides exposure to topics representative of the larger business environment. Through judicious choice of elective courses, a student may select a program emphasis. Possible areas of emphasis are financial or managerial accounting, external or internal auditing, systems analysis and design,governmental accounting, taxation, and consulting practice. Admission Requirements A student applying for admission to the M.Acc. program must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. International students must hold the equivalent of a four-year degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. All applicants to the M.Acc. are presumed to have computer literacy and an understanding of mathematics through calculus. Specific admission criteria are as follows: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 Minimum GMAT score of 450 Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper exam) or 213 (computer exam) if an internationalstudent Minimum formula score of 1,050 computed as (200 X undergraduate GPA) + GMAT score Candidates for the M.Acc. program must submit all required application materials before they enroll in graduate-level business courses. Nondegree students must receive approval from the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Business and Technology before registering for graduate business courses. Students in other graduate programs at ETSU are free to enroll in selected business courses if appropriate course prerequisites have been completed. A limited number of Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to qualified students. Student loans also are available to eligible students. For further information on financial aid, please contact the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. Curriculum The M.Acc. program consists of a minimum of seven core courses, three concentration courses, and a capstone course, for a total of 33 semester hours. The accountancy core courses cover the six major areas of accounting practice: financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, regulation, and international accounting. Included in the courses is a statistics course. Concentrations There are two concentrations available in the M.Acc. program: Taxation and Audit. A student may elect to complete the courses required for one of the concentrations or complete three accounting courses without declaring a concentration. Below is a table listing the courses required for each of the concentrations and the courses which may be selected if a concentration is not chosen. Core, Elective, and Capstone Courses Credit Hours Courses: ACCT 5010 Seminar in Financial Accounting I ACCT 5110 Seminar in Managerial Accounting ACCT 5420 Federal Income Taxes II ACCT 5510 Seminar in Accounting Regulations ACCT 5610 Seminar in Auditing ACCT 5810 Seminar in International Accounting BADM 5140 Data Analysis and Modeling Concentration Courses: Culminating Experience: ACCT 5890 Professional Accounting 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9 3 Total semester hours 33 Concentration Courses Credit Hours Taxation Concentration: ACCT 5410 Seminar in Tax Research ACCT 5430 Taxation of Flow-Through Entities ACCT 5440 Estate and Gift Taxation Audit Concentration: ACCT 5620 Auditing II ACCT 5630 Auditing Risk and Assurance ACCT 5640 Internal Auditing No Concentration Selected: A student who does not choose a concentration must take three of the following courses. ACCT 5410 Seminar in Tax Research ACCT 5430 Taxation of Flow-Through Entities ACCT 5440 Estate and Gift Taxation ACCT 5620 Auditing II ACCT 5630 Auditing Risk and Assurance ACCT 5640 Internal Auditing ACCT 5050 Health Care Accounting and Finance 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Total concentration hours 9 Foundation Courses Credit Hours Accountancy Foundation Courses: ACCT 5000 Essentials of Accounting ACCT 3010 Financial Accounting I ACCT 3020 Financial Accounting II ACCT 3110 Management Accounting ACCT 3410 Federal Income Taxes ACCT 4310 Accounting Information Systems ACCT 4610 Auditing Theory and Practice ACCT 4010 dvanced Accounting or ACCT 4710 Nonprofit Entity Accounting Business Foundation Courses: ECON 5000 Essentials of Economics ECON 5010 Essentials of Statistics FNCE 5000 Essentials of Finance MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management MKTG 5010 Essentials of Marketing MGMT 5020 Legal & Social Environment MGMT 5030 Quantitative Analysis for Operations Management 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 Maximum semester hours 45 Capstone Course The M.Acc. capstone course, ACCT 5890, provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills in a realistic professional accounting environment. Options available to students include readings and research in preparation for passage of an approved professional exam, special study of an approved accounting topic, internship in a professional accounting position, and participation in an auditing or consulting engagement. Students in the M.Acc. program must submit a written program proposal no later than the end of the semester in which they complete 15 semester hours of core coursework leading to the degree. The proposal must list the elective courses the student proposes to take and the proposed capstone course option. After approval or amendment by the Department of Accountancy and the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, the proposal becomes the student’s official program of study. Foundation Coursework Students who do not have undergraduate credits in relevant accounting and/or business topics will be required to take one or more of the foundation courses to prepare them for the M.Acc. core courses. (See Table 1(c).) Because a student is allowed a maximum of four foundation courses when admitted to the M.Acc., at least eleven (11) of the foundation courses must completed before admission to the program. In dependent Study M.Acc. students may take independent study courses for elective credit. However, opportunities for independent study are limited by faculty resources. A student who plans an independent study should approach a faculty member interested in the student’s project. Independent study requests must be approved before a student can register for the course. Further Information For further information on ETSU’s Master of Accountancy program, please contact the following: M.Acc. Program Director College of Business and Technology P.O.Box 70699 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN 37614 (423)439-5314 (423) 439-5274(fax) business@etsu.edu [-]

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The Master's of Public Administration is a professional degree program that integrates theory and real world practice of public administration to prepare you for work in the public or nonprofit sectors. Students enter the program from a wide variety of undergraduate majors and backgrounds. We welcome potential students of all ages and backgrounds to apply-many of our current students are working professionals themselves. [+]

The Master's of Public Administration is a professional degree program that integrates theory and real world practice of public administration to prepare you for work in the public or nonprofit sectors. Students enter the program from a wide variety of undergraduate majors and backgrounds. We welcome potential students of all ages and backgrounds to apply-many of our current students are working professionals themselves. This highly marketable degree produces leaders who have the skills and passion to become effective administrators in the public sector. Despite the economy's ups and downs, demand remains high for skilled and trained public administration professionals. Urban Planning was even named a "Hot Job for the 21st Century" by the US Department of Labor. Let our education strengthen your future. Our Mission Our mission is to develop ethical professionals and leaders committed to the public interest, and capable of making significant contributions to the practice and scholarship of public and non-profit administration. Our Master's of Public Administration Program, offers three distinct concentrations: Local Government Management Nonprofit and Public Financial Management Economic Development and Planning This is an interdisciplinary program which has two broad objectives: (1) to develop the managerial and technical skills to necessary for the effective administration of urban and social services, and (2) to develop a professional understanding of the values and social conflicts inherent in creating and administering public policy. This program provides a basic preparation in the skills and concepts that are necessary to deal with the challenges and issues relevant to urban public policy and public service management careers. What our graduates have chosen in the past: Over 90 percent of our MPA alumni are currently employed in some aspect of public administration. Over two-thirds of those positions are in urban administration. Approximately a third of the alumni are city managers or municipal administrators. Others hold positions as planners, financial and personnel officers, federal and state civil servants, lead non-profit organizations, or work in the private sector. Admission/Degree Requirements A student applying to the MPA program must meet both the requirements for admission to the university as a graduate student and the admission of criteria for the program. The student must submit transcripts of all academic work previously completed, scores on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT, and three letters of recommendation. Admission criteria include satisfactory undergraduate grade point average, satisfactory GRE or GMAT scores, and letters of recommendation. Questions about admission requirements should be directed to the MPA director, Dr.David Briley. Students admitted to other graduate programs in the university may enroll in public administration courses (prefixes PMGT and URBS), if they have completed the prerequisites, if any. [-]

MEd Special Education (Advanced Studies in Special Education Concentration)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The area of Special Education (SPED) offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children, youth, and adults who have disabilities. The program offers three (3) concentrations. [+]

The area of Special Education (SPED) offers a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children, youth, and adults who have disabilities. The program offers three (3) concentrations. Special Education Concentration This area of emphasis is designed to prepare individuals to teach students with mild to severe disabilities, including autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, behavioral disorders, and moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. Emphasis is placed on teaching students with a variety of needs within the context of the least restrictive environment, developing collaboration and consultation skills, incorporating assistive technology and using curriculum based assessment methods. The special education concentration prepares candidates for Tennessee teaching license in modified or comprehensive special education. Early Childhood Special Education Concentration This area of emphasis is designed to prepare individuals to teach young children (birth - 8 years) with disabilities and to work effectively with their families. This concentration prepares candidates for Tennessee licensure in early childhood special education. Advanced Studies in Special Education Concentration This area of emphasis is designed for individuals interested in obtaining an advanced degree in special education. Coursework in this concentration is based upon the interests and needs of each student. Program Admission Requirements Admission Standards-Applicants who meet the following criteria may be admitted unconditionally. Those who do not meet the criteria may be admitted unconditionally with provisions with deficiencies to be met as stipulated by the program faculty. Completion of all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. GRE Score May be waived if a valid teaching license is provided May be waived for an International applicant if an official letter of professional teaching experience is provided from the institution of record Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Submission of a 2-page essay outlining past experience with individuals with disabilities and goals for acquiring an advanced degree in Special Education. Initial Licensure in Special Education Those persons seeking initial licensure in special education who have a baccalaureate degree but are not currently eligible for teacher licensure will follow the program of study designed to meet the state of Tennessee’s teacher licensure requirements within the special education concentration (SPED) or early childhood special education concentration (ECSE). Students admitted to the graduate program must successfully complete all applicable tests including the Praxis I and Praxis II. Deficiency coursework may be required, and may be taken at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Admission to the College of Education must be completed two semesters prior to student teaching. Students who have a Tennessee state teaching license and are entering the graduate program are admitted to the College of Education as part of their admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Deficiency coursework may not be applied toward requirements for completion of a master’s degree. All students pursuing an initial licensure will student teach for 15 weeks. Major Field Core Courses (Required for all master’s degree students) EDFN 5950 - Methods of Research (3 credits) SPED 5401 - Research and Practice in Positive Behavioral Supports (3 credit hours) SPED 5445 - Medical Aspects and Applications of Assistive Technology (3 credits) SPED 5753 - Programming for Individuals with Exceptional Learning Needs (3 credit hours) Advanced Studies in Special Education Concentration This concentration is primarily designed for persons interested in indepth studies leading to a master’s degree in special education. It does not prepare candidates for initial licensure in special education. Special Education Elective (High Incidence Disabilities course) (3 credits) Special Education Elective (Low Incidence Disabilities course) (3 credits) Special Education Elective (Early Childhood Special Education course) (3 credits) 7 additional credit hours in approved electives SPED 5560 - Advanced Practicum in Special Education (3 credits) SPED 5701 - Research in Special Education and Related Fields (3 credit hours) Thesis SPED 5960 - Thesis in Special Education (1-6 credit hours) Total Hours for the M.Ed. (minimum): 37 Credit Hours [-]

MSc

MS Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The Master of Science degree program in Biology is designed to provide a broad-based education while developing research skills. Areas of particular interest to the faculty include Anatomy, Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Population Biology, Physiology, Science Education, and Systematics. Students successfully completing the M.S. program are encouraged to seek doctoral degrees. [+]

The Master of Science degree program in Biology is designed to provide a broad-based education while developing research skills. Areas of particular interest to the faculty include Anatomy, Aquatic Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Population Biology, Physiology, Science Education, and Systematics. Students successfully completing the M.S. program are encouraged to seek doctoral degrees. The program has financial support available in the form of Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships. In order to receive full consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all materials by February 1 (for fall admission) and July 1 (for spring admission). The students will choose a major professor by the end of the first semester. To facilitate this decision, curing their first semester, students will interview faculty members to determine their research interests and explore the potential for student participation in ongoing research programs. The major professor, in consultation with the student, recommends at least two additional members of the student's advisory committee. Persons from outside the program may also be added. The advisory committee will meet with the student to set up the plan of study based on the student's background and interests. The program must be approved by one of the program coordinators. The student's advisory committee will meet with the student a minimum of once per semester to assess progress, check the plan of study is being followed, make suggestions and provide supervision as needed. The advisory committee's composition is not binding and may be changed upon written justification. It is the student's responsibility to maintain acceptable progress toward the completion of all degree requirements. Before admission to candidacy, the student must meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School and the student's advisory committee. Before graduation, the student must satisfactorily complete a written qualifying examination, preferably near the end of the third semester. One re-evaluation is allowed/ Failure to complete the evaluation satisfactorily will result in removal from the program. The evaluation will include emphasis on interrelationships, problem solving, and analysis. Final evaluation involves an oral presentation of the thesis and an oral examination in the area of specialization. Program Admission Requirements Submit a general GRE score Have a 3.0 overall grade point average (on a 4.0 system) in their major An undergraduate major in the life or physical sciences, with supporting courses in general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry (microbiology concentration will accept one semester of organic and one semester of biochemistry), and one year of physics are preferred A course in calculus and/or a course in probability and statistics is recommended 2-3 letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf Core Requirements At least two of the following Topics courses (selection of the appropriate courses will be made in consultation with the student's advisory committee and/or the graduate coordinator): Biol 5100 - Cell/Molecular Biology Biol 5200 - Organismal Biology Biol 5300 - Ecology/Evolution Biol 5400 - Systematic Biology Biol 5500 - Biometry Biol 5600 - Bibliographic Research (must be taken the first fall semester) Biol 5700 - Seminar (students are required to take this course for two semesters, but are expected to attend departmental seminars on a regular basis, regardless of enrollment in the course) Biol 5900 - Independent Studies (not to exceed a total of 9 credit hours when combined with Biol 5910) Biol 5910 - Research in Biology (not to exceed a total of 9 credit hours when combined with Biol 5900) Biol 5960 - Thesis [-]

MS Chemistry

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The Department of Chemistry offers a Master of Science degree with concentrations in the four traditional major areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic and physical. The program is designed, through advanced courses and individual research, to prepare the student for a career as a chemist or for continued study in a rigorous doctoral program. [+]

The Department of Chemistry offers a Master of Science degree with concentrations in the four traditional major areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic and physical. The program is designed, through advanced courses and individual research, to prepare the student for a career as a chemist or for continued study in a rigorous doctoral program. Program Admission Requirements To be eligible for admission to the program leading to an M.S. degree, a student must have: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an adequate undergraduate background for the advanced work in the chemistry department. This background must include a course in Physical Chemistry with laboratory requiring calculus as a prerequisite. At least two recommendation letters from individuals who can comment on the academic as well as personal qualifications of the applicant. Incoming students lacking certain prerequisites may, with departmental permission, make up these deficiencies. However, graduate credit will not be received for this coursework. Upon entering, some students may be asked to take departmental placement exams, the purpose of which is to determine the level of the incoming student’s preparedness for the graduate program. These exams, if administered, will be used to better advise students as to their specific course of study. Minimum Degree Requirements The chemistry master’s program offers students a broad, yet intensive, study of the four traditional major areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical. A graduate major must take at least one of the core courses listed in each of the areas. Additionally, each student must choose an area of study in conference with an advisor or research director. In this area, two core courses must be taken. Additional chemistry coursework may be chosen in any area. A minimum of 30 semester credits is required for the M.S. degree in chemistry. A maximum of nine credits can be included from CHEM 5950 (Research in Chemistry), CHEM 5960 (Thesis) and CHEM 5010 (Seminar) in the required semester credits. Seminar is required and must be related to the student’s research. CHEM 5450 does not count toward the required 30 credit hours. With the approval of the student’s advisor, up to 10 hours of credit may be in related fields. All graduate majors are encouraged to conduct original research and to complete a thesis in their area of study, under the direction of a graduate faculty member. The student’s research director should be chosen as soon as possible after admission to candidacy. Chemistry 5450 is designed to help new students to complete this process within the first semester of their studies. See “Admission to Candidacy” elsewhere in this catalog. All students are expected to attend departmental seminars regularly even if they are not formally enrolled for credit. The non-thesis option is not recommended for graduate students majoring in chemistry. With proper justification, the department chair may approve a non-thesis option which will require 33 credits of coursework, which may include a seminar topic of current interest. The topic is subject to the advisor’s approval. To assure that graduate students have adequately assimilated their knowledge at the master’s level, written comprehensive examinations are given in each of the four basic areas of chemistry. The examinations are taken after completion of the appropriate core courses. All majors must pass the comprehensive exam in their selected area of study. In addition, majors must pass comprehensive exams in all the other areas, except that these additional exams may be waived by achieving a grade of “B” or better in a core course within that given area. In the event that a student does not pass the comprehensive exam on the first attempt, the exam may be retaken as early as the next scheduled time with the approval of the student’s advisory committee. However, remedial coursework for the student may be required by the advisory committee before approval is given. Students are limited to two attempts of each comprehensive exam. Failure to pass an exam after two attempts will result in the student being ineligible to continue in the program. After successfully completing all other requirements for the master’s program, a final oral examination is administered to the student by the student’s advisory committee. The oral exam is the defense of the candidate’s thesis and is open to all interested faculty and students. Questions from the committee, while centering around the candidate’s thesis work, are not limited to the research involved, but may cover other related topics of chemistry that a student would be expected to encounter in a master’s program. Concentration Requirements The department offers core courses in each of the major areas of chemistry as listed below: Analytical: 3-6 Credit Hours CHEM 5210 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry I (3 credits) CHEM 5220 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry II (3 credits) Inorganic: 3-6 Credit Hours CHEM 5110 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3 credits) CHEM 5120 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (3 credits) Organic: 3-6 Credit Hours CHEM 5510 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 credits) CHEM 5541 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms (3 credits) Physical: 3-6 Credit Hours CHEM 5710 - Chemical Thermodynamics (3 credits) CHEM 5741 - Chemical Kinetics (3 credits) CHEM 5743 - Quantum Chemistry (3 credits) Total: 15 Credit Hours Note: A student is required to take two core courses (6 credit hrs.) in the chosen area of concentration and at least one core course in each of the remaining three (3 credit hrs. each) for a total of 15 credit-hours. [-]

MS Computer and Information Science (CIS)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

ETSU´s MS Degree Program in Computer and Information Science (CIS) is a two year program that emphasizes a practical, hands-on approach to studying computation. While our program is designed for people with undergraduate training in computer science or information systems and technology, we routinely accept and have graduated students from other disciplines-- including math, engineering, history, and English-- with a basic background in math and programming. [+]

ETSU´s MS Degree Program in Computer and Information Science (CIS) is a two year program that emphasizes a practical, hands-on approach to studying computation. While our program is designed for people with undergraduate training in computer science or information systems and technology, we routinely accept and have graduated students from other disciplines-- including math, engineering, history, and English-- with a basic background in math and programming. We offer a common core of software engineering courses (requirements, project management, design), together with concentrations in two areas: Applied Computer Science (ACS) (database design, distributed systems, verification and validation, and algorithms) Information Technology (IT) (e-commerce, e-business, security, and advanced networking) Electives-- students normally take two-- have included courses on database management, corporate IT management, computer graphics, computer gaming, forensics, XML, and other contemporary technologies (e.g., PHP, mySQL, Android, iOS, and ABAP). Students in both concentrations choose one of two culminating experiences: a three-semester-long group project, or a thesis. Theses since 2010 include a comparison of algorithms for generating wasp-nest-like structures, as part of an exploration of insect intelligence an analysis of the uses of social media in higher education a categorization of design patterns for implementing security in software systems and strategies for teaching them a study of techniques for improving the parallel performance of VASP, a tool for simulating molecular quantum dynamics a comparative case study of techniques for improving web page usability an implementation of connotational subtyping in the Ruby programming language a model of faculty activities for K-12 instructors a survey of software practitioners regarding the impact of requirements development on software project success an instrument for assessing the physical security of wiring closets an assessment of open-source database support for OLAP Representative capstone projects include a computer resource accounting database for Oak Ridge National Laboratory; two systems for representing speech disorders and their treatment protocols; an improved realization of a parallel framework for executing genetic algorithms, in support of research on modeling galactic collisions; improvements to a software package for modeling glacial formation and change, in conjunction with U. Montana, Portland State University, and U. Texas (NSF grant); a scheduling system for ETSU's "Little Bucs" daycare center; and an ETSU production system for tracking faculty teaching credentials. The department manages three primary computing laboratories: one with 27 PCs, and two others with 28 thin clients apiece. These labs are serviced by 11 server-class machines, of which 5 provide virtualized hosts, 1 provides terminal services, 1 provides backup storage, and 4 support specialized class projects. A fourth, hands-on laboratory that is normally isolated from the greater campus network hosts about 60 more networked PCs, and an additional 60-computer cluster. [-]

MS in Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The ETSU Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, & Digital Media, in conjunction with the ETSU School of Graduate Studies, offers a graduate program of studies structured to provide students with opportunities to enhance their general, professional, and technical backgrounds and to help prepare them to be responsive to changes in technology and adapt to emerging technical needs and concepts. [+]

The ETSU Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, & Digital Media, in conjunction with the ETSU School of Graduate Studies, offers a graduate program of studies structured to provide students with opportunities to enhance their general, professional, and technical backgrounds and to help prepare them to be responsive to changes in technology and adapt to emerging technical needs and concepts. The students served at the graduate level consist of: individuals strengthening their technical and educational background in regard to their careers in technology and/or education; persons seeking teacher certification in order to change their instructional field; and persons preparing for a second career. The curriculum in the Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media provides the knowledge, experience, and concepts needed to develop the learner’s capacity to interpret and manage situations that occur in our technological society. The ETSU Department of Engineering Technology, Surveying, & Digital Media offers M.S. in Technology in two concentrations: The Engineering Technology concentration is for students who plan to become, or are now, involved in supervising or coordinating workers, materials, and equipment in a production system or who are resolving technical problems related to the courses offered. Individuals completing the program should be qualified to deal with tooling, methods, planning, quality control and reliability, and management aspects of production in manufacturing and other industries. In the engineering technology concentration, graduate students may integrate a variety of courses that will allow emphasis in a technical area as related to their career goals. Student Learning Outcomes for Masters in Engineering Technology Concentration Communicate effectively in technical writing, oral presentation and graphic design to meet the standards of APA Collaborate effectively as a team member and/or a leader to solve class based case studies and/or industry provided problems and issues Demonstrate advanced technical knowledge and mastery of subject matter Students will be able to develop and apply methods to setup, acquire and analyze information needed to solve technical problems. Students will be able to discuss and apply various manufacturing control methods such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Concurrent Engineering, Agile Manufacturing and others. Admission Requirements: A student must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The degree major or minor should be in a technically related area. In case of a deficiency in the applicant’s undergraduate background, the student will be required to complete needed undergraduate courses prior to acceptance into the graduate program. An overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system. MATH 1530 or an undergraduate course in probability and statistics. International Applicant: The minimum score for the TOEFL is 213 (computer-based), 550 (paper-based), or 79 (internet-based). The minimum score for IELTS is 6.5 for graduate applicants. GRE is not required but highly recommended. Transcripts must be evaluated by WES Official transcripts, diploma and recommendation letters must be signed and sent in sealed envelope by the issuing university. Please do not open the envelope as this will void the official documents. M.S. Technology degree students selecting the Engineering Technology concentration option must complete the following core/option courses (12 credit hours): ENTC 5030 Investigation in Technology ENTC 5950 Methods of Research ENTC 5170 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management Choose one of the following required program option courses (3 credits): ENTC5960 Thesis or ENTC5800 Strategic Experience The M.S. Technology—Engineering Technology graduate student must select one of two options: Thesis Option: Requires 30 semester hours, including ENTC 5960 Thesis. Non-thesis Option: Requires 36 semester hours, including ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience. At the completion of either option, the candidate will defend work in an oral examination. The examining board will consist of the student’s committee plus other interested faculty members. In addition, a written comprehensive exam covering all coursework taken during the program of studies may be required. Graduation Requirements: Non-thesis Option: Thirty six (36) credit hours of coursework approved by graduate coordinator. Thesis Option: Thirty (30) credit hours of coursework approved by graduate coordinator including a thesis. Restrictions: Student can’t count more than four 5xx7 courses (e.g. ENTC 5777 Safety Management) toward his/her degree if non-thesis option; three if thesis option. Two Year Recommended Plan of Study: Engineering Technology Concentration (ETC) Year 01 – Fall Semester ENTC 5170 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation Core: MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management ENTC 5640 Innovative Entrepreneurship Year 01 – Spring Semester Core: ENTC 5030 Investigation in Technology ENTC 5010 Modern Industry Elective* Year 02 – Fall Semester ENTC 5630 Project Management Core: ENTC 5950 Methods of Research BADM 5230 Strategic Leadership Core (Thesis option): ENTC 5960 Thesis Elective* Year 02 – Spring Semester Core (for non-thesis option): ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience Or Core (Thesis option): ENTC 5960 Thesis Elective* Elective *All Electives must be approved by graduate coordinator The Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration was formed to provide our graduate students with skills that will help them thrive in the global economy of the twenty first century. The purpose of the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration is to respond to the ever-increasing need for entrepreneurial leadership skills in the commercialization of innovative technology, and to respond to the broader application of entrepreneurial thinking in existing technology based businesses, health care and higher education. This program is designed to provide the innovative, prudent risk-taker with a practical approach for commercializing innovative technology and for creating wealth by finding implementation methods for transforming creative ideas into value producing technology based business models. In this context wealth can be measured in financial terms or in terms of value added in a social or not-for-profit scenario. Student Learning Outcomes for Masters in Engineering Technology with Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration Communicate effectively in technical writing, oral presentation and graphic design to meet the standards of APA Collaborate effectively as a team member and/or a leader to solve class based case studies and/or industry provided problems and issues Demonstrate advanced technical knowledge and mastery of subject matter Students will be able to develop and apply methods to setup, acquire and analyze information needed to solve technical problems. Demonstrate the ability to generate viable and innovative ideas of products and services for new and existing industry Admission Requirements: A student must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. The degree major or minor should be in a technically related area. In case of a deficiency in the applicant’s undergraduate background, the student will be required to complete needed undergraduate courses prior to acceptance into the graduate program. An overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system. MATH 1530 or an undergraduate course in probability and statistics. International Applicant: The minimum score for the TOEFL is 213 (computer-based), 550 (paper-based), or 79 (internet-based). The minimum score for IELTS is 6.5 for graduate applicants. GRE is not required but highly recommended. Transcripts must be evaluated by WES Official transcripts, diploma and recommendation letters must be signed and sent in sealed envelope by the issuing university. Please do not open the envelope as this will void the official documents. M.S. Technology degree students selecting the Entrepreneurial Leadership concentration option must complete the following core/option courses (9 credit hours): ENTC5030 Investigation in Technology ENTC5950 Methods of Research MGMT5010 Essentials of Management Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration requirements (9 credit hours): MGMT 5617 - Small Business Management BADM 5370 - Entrepreneurial Finance ENTC 5640 - Innovative Entrepreneurship Choose one of the following required program option courses (3 credits): ENTC5960 Thesis or ENTC5800 Strategic Experience The M.S. Technology—Engineering Technology graduate student must select one of two options: Thesis Option: Requires 30 semester hours, including ENTC 5960 Thesis. Non-thesis Option: Requires 36 semester hours, including ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience. At the completion of either option, the candidate will defend work in an oral examination. The examining board will consist of the student’s committee plus other interested faculty members. In addition, a written comprehensive exam covering all coursework taken during the program of studies may be required. Graduation Requirements: Non-thesis Option: Thirty six (36) credit hours of coursework approved by graduate coordinator. Thesis Option: Thirty (30) credit hours of coursework approved by graduate coordinator including a thesis. Restrictions: Student can’t count more than four 5xx7 courses (e.g. ENTC 5777 Safety Management) toward his/her degree if non-thesis option; three if thesis option. Two Year Recommended Plan of Study: Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration (ELC) Year 01 – Fall Semester ENTC 5170 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation Core: MGMT 5010 Essentials of Management ELC Req.: ENTC 5640 Innovative Entrepreneurship Year 01 – Spring Semester Core: ENTC 5030 Investigation in Technology ELC Req.: BADM 5370 Entrepreneurial Finance MKTG 5010 Essentials of Marketing Elective* Year 01 – Summer Semester ELC Req.: MGMT 5617 Small Business Management Year 02 – Fall Semester ENTC 5630 Project Management Core: ENTC 5950 Methods of Research BADM 5230 Strategic Leadership Core (Thesis option): ENTC 5960 Thesis Elective* Year 02 – Spring Semester Core (for non-thesis option): ENTC 5800 Strategic Experience Or Core (Thesis option): ENTC 5960 Thesis Elective* Elective* - *All Electives must be approved by graduate coordinator [-]

MS Mathematical Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Johnson City

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a flexible program of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Mathematical Sciences. After completing a core program of twelve (12) credits, the student may select coursework from a curriculum designed to emphasize classical mathematics, applied mathematics/computational mathematics, actuarial mathematics, mathematical statistics, or mathematics education. [+]

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers a flexible program of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Mathematical Sciences. After completing a core program of twelve (12) credits, the student may select coursework from a curriculum designed to emphasize classical mathematics, applied mathematics/computational mathematics, actuarial mathematics, mathematical statistics, or mathematics education. A student may pursue a program of study to include coursework in other mathematically oriented disciplines. For example, under the supervision of a graduate advisor, the student may design a program in which as much as half of the student’s coursework is taken at the graduate level in computer science, management science, physics, technology, or some other mathematically oriented area. Depending on the design of the program, opportunities for the student who successfully completes the M.S. degree are numerous. These programs may lead to careers in business, industry, government, or advanced teaching positions in secondary or higher education. The department also offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Precollegiate Mathematics. Mathematical Sciences Program Admission Requirements For admission to the program a student must have: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in mathematics or related area. Submit general GRE scores. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with applicant’s academic performance and likelihood of success in the School of Graduate Studies. Complete all of the admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. Incoming students lacking certain prerequisites may be required to make up these deficiencies. However, graduate credit will not be given for this coursework. Each student is required to take a comprehensive examination in Calculus I-II and Linear Algebra. These exams are to be taken during the first semester of enrollment. In the event that a student does not achieve a grade of “B” or better on the examination, the student must make arrangements to do remedial work and retake the examination at the next scheduled time. The student may not register for MATH 5960 (Thesis) until both examinations have been passed by achieving a grade of “B” or better. Minimum Degree Requirements The student should meet with the graduate coordinator as soon as possible to determine career goals and a program of study. In consultation with the student, the graduate coordinator will assign a committee and chair. A minimum of 30 semester credits of acceptable work, including a thesis, is required for a degree. Of the 30 required credits no more than nine (9) credits can be from courses with numbers 5XX7. Core Requirements Every candidate must complete MATH 5210 (Real Analysis I) and MATH 5410 (Modern Algebra I), plus at least two (2) of the following; MATH 5510 - Complex Analysis I (3 credits) MATH 5610 - Applied Mathematics I (3 credits) MATH 5710 - Statistical Methods I (3 credits) MATH 5340 - Graph Theory and its Applications (3 credits) MATH 5357 - Introduction to Topology (3 credits) One (1) Two-Course Sequence The student’s program of study must contain at least one (1) two-course sequence. The two-course sequence may contain a course from the above requirements. Examples of two-course sequences include: MATH 5210 - Real Analysis I (3 credits) and MATH 5220 - Real Analysis II (3 credits) MATH 5257 - Numerical Analysis (3 credits) and MATH 5267 - Numerical Linear Algebra (3 credits) MATH 5340 - Graph Theory and its Applications (3 credits) and MATH 5450 - Advanced Topics in Graph Theory (3 credits) MATH 5410 - Modern Algebra I (3 credits) and MATH 5420 - Modern Algebra II (3 credits) MATH 5510 - Complex Analysis I (3 credits) and MATH 5520 - Complex Analysis II (3 credits) MATH 5610 - Applied Mathematics I (3 credits) and MATH 5620 - Applied Mathematics II (3 credits) MATH 5710 - Statistical Methods I (3 credits) and MATH 5720 - Statistical Methods II (3 credits) MATH 5810 - Operations Research I (3 credits) and MATH 5820 - Operations Research II (3 credits) MATH 5850 - Numerical Analysis I (3 credits) and MATH 5860 - Numerical Analysis II (3 credits) Additional Information: Courses—No later than the time when a student completes twelve (12) credits of approved coursework, a committee will be appointed for the student. The committee and student, together, will decide which courses the student will take to complete the Master of Science degree. In addition to mathematics courses, students who are interested in applications of mathematics are encouraged to elect courses in computer science, management science, physics, technology, and other mathematically oriented fields. The final approval of the student’s program rests with the graduate coordinator and the committee chair. Thesis—The chair of the student’s committee will ordinarily direct the research and preparation of the thesis. After selecting a topic, the student, in consultation with the student’s committee, must prepare a tentative outline. This outline must be kept current during the preparation of the thesis and contained in the student’s graduate folder. Cooperative Program—The Department of Mathematics and Statistics participates in the cooperative education program. All students are encouraged to participate in this program to gain practical experience in the applications of mathematics. A maximum of four (4) hours of graduate credit may be earned toward graduation through this program. Teacher Certification—A student interested in teacher certification should contact the College of Education about the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) or the Master of Education program. [-]