Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Bulletin Spring 2021 
2020-2021 Bulletin Spring 2021

Graduate Instruction

Graduate instruction at Tuskegee provides an opportunity for students of demonstrated intellect and who have the desire and capacity of investigation to develop the ability to do independent and scholarly work which will improve professional performance as well as make original contributions to knowledge.  The full-time graduate course load is 8-15 credit hours.   A graduate student enrolling in fewer than 8 credit hours is considered part-time.

The general policies of graduate instruction are formulated by the Educational Policies Committee. The committee is composed of representatives of the colleges in which graduate programs are offered. Specific direction for graduate instruction is vested in each college, consistent with the policies of the Graduate Faculty. Further information regarding graduate offerings may be obtained by writing to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Programs, or to the Dean of each graduate degree granting area.

Three degrees are offered-Master of Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy. Courses of study leading to these degrees are listed as follows:

College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences

Master of Science

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Animal and Poultry Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences (traditional and online)
  • Environmental Management (online)
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences (Food Science or Nutritional Science emphasis)
  • Plant and Soil Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Integrative Biosciences (offered with the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Integrative Public Policy and Development (offered with the College of Arts and Sciences)

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Master of Arts

  • Educational Psychology and Counseling

College of Business and Information Science

Master of Science

  • Information Systems and Security Management

College of Engineering

Master of Science

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Materials Science and Engineering

College of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Professional Degree)

Master of Science

  • Veterinary Science
  • Public Health

Master of Public Health

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Interdisciplinary Pathobiology

School of Nursing and Allied Health

Master of Science

  • Occupational Therapy

The Summer Session

The Tuskegee University Summer Session is organized to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students. The Session also provides programs for principals, supervisors, elementary and high school teachers as well as programs for high school students and workshops for continuing education.

The work offered during the eight-week summer session is specifically chosen to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain, renew, or extend certificates, or to pursue work leading to the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degrees.

Short Courses

Short courses for one, two, and three hours credit can be offered by any academic area. At times, these are referred to as post-sessions, inter-session, or mini-courses. Academic standards for such courses are comparable with standards in regular classes and require comparable achievement. Short courses may be offered between sessions, or during regular sessions at hours to be determined by the academic area involved. All short courses must be approved by the Provost. Class periods for such courses are usually longer than those for regular scheduled courses.