The Office is responsible for dissemination of information regarding TU’s graduate programs recruiting graduate students and monitoring their progress, from admission through graduation. The staff of the Office of Graduate Studies works closely with department heads, graduate program directors, and academic deans of units that offer graduate degrees, as well as the Registrar's Office. TU currently offers sixteen (16) graduate programs at the Master’s level and four (4) at the doctorate level. All of our graduate programs are thesis/dissertation based with the exception of the Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy. There are a few thesis based Master of Science Programs which also offer non-thesis based degrees. Please visit the links at the bottom of this page to learn the various services available through this office.
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Tuskegee University Office of Graduate Studies
John A. Kenney Hall, Suite 44-320
1200 W. Montgomery Rd.
Tuskegee, AL 36088
The Office of Graduate Studies is headed by the Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, who reports to the president of Tuskegee University (TU) through the Provost. The Dean of Graduate Studies is advised by an eight- member Graduate Council. This council, which functions as the governance unit with responsibility for educational policies at the graduate level, is composed of the Dean of Graduate Studies as Chairperson, five faculty members, one representing each college (to be appointed by Deans), the chair if the Faculty Senate’s Committee on Research and Graduate Studies, and two elected graduate students. The graduate council, with input from the graduate faculty, suggests policy changes for implementation to the Faculty Senate. The Faculty Senate forwards its recommendations to the Provost for his/her approval. The Graduate Faculty was established in 1950. This body promotes and maintains the academic and general welfare of the faculty and graduate students. It has jurisdiction over matters of policy, procedures and regulations in graduate instruction and research. In many departments of instruction, graduate students have organized themselves, and together with the faculty, they meet as needed for professional and/or academic exchanges. Students are encouraged to share their experiences with their peers and with faculty members.
Tuskegee University began graduate instruction in 1944. The first graduate degree, Master of Science, was awarded May 19, 1947 in Agriculture, Education and Home Economics. By 1962, graduate work had been organized into a comprehensive unit for administration and coordination under a Dean of Graduate Programs. Throughout the years, the Dean has served jointly in other administrative capacities and currently also serves as Vice President for Research.