Mar 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

General Information

Tusculum University understands the needs of working adults who are interested in pursuing the concentrated educational enrichment represented by a graduate degree, but who must also continue to meet personal and professional commitments.

Tusculum University offers six graduate degrees:

Master of Arts (MA) in Education

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Special Education Interventionist K-8 and Comprehensive K-12

Master of Arts (MA) in Sport Administration
Master of Arts (MA) in Talent Development
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (Initial Certification)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Classes are taught by Tusculum University faculty with academic and practical backgrounds in their respective disciplines. A maximum time limit of five years will be allowed for the completion of the program. Students who leave the program for any reason and re-enroll must meet all requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment.

General Objectives

  1. To provide the essential graduate level experience students need to enhance their professional careers
  2. To enable the graduate to utilize interpersonal, group and negotiating skills to work successfully with others in an organizational or academic context
  3. To provide the graduate with the ability to recognize and solve problems through ethical decision making
  4. To enhance the ability of graduates to exercise and model the qualities of civic virtue necessary for effective citizenship in local, national and global communities

The curricula should be completed in order recommended by Tusculum University. Tusculum University reserves the right to modify the curricula as necessary.

Graduate Research Requirement

All graduate students participate in the development of methods of inquiry and problem solving as planned in their respective curriculums. Curriculum engages students in the study and application of methods of problem identification; the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, and recommendation of problem resolutions relative to their professional disciplines. Examples of these graduate studies include original empirical research, study of and resolution of an organizational performance gap or completion of an applied action research project. Graduate research can also provide a conduit for service learning in that students complete their project to contribute valuable information or problem resolution to an organization or professional interest. See individual program descriptions and curriculums for inclusion of research instruction and practice.