College of Graduate Studies
Online Graduate Programs
Here at Tennessee Tech we offer several different programs that are only online, making it convenient to do your program on your own time, while still being able to work. We offer a wide range of programs from Engineering to Nursing. And remember — our tuition rates are very competitive! A 30-credit hour degree program starts at $19,000! Your ROI on your education is amazing.
› Business Administration
› Community Health and Nutrition
› Curriculum and Instruction
› Engineering Management
› Exercise Science
› Mechanical Engineering
› Professional Science in Environmental Informatics
› Professional Studies
>PhD in Higher Education
The first and only program of its kind in the state, the hybrid Master of Accounting (MAcc) program was designed to allow students to simultaneously earn a Master's degree and sit for the Certified Public Accountant’s (CPA) exam. The goal of the program is to prepare students for successful careers in accounting, with an emphasis on professional certification and fundamental business skills.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to allow students to pursue a 100% online program for maximum convenience and flexibility.
The core area of business studies is broad in scope for the purpose of developing general managerial competence through extensive use of various pedagogies such as case methods, simulations, and research projects. Electives are used to develop special competencies of interest to the student.
The School of Human Ecology offers a Master of Science in Community Health and Nutrition. Coursework in this program is online. The Community Health and Nutrition program has been granted candidacy for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), as a Future Education Model Future Graduate program, making it appropriate for those students who wish to become registered dietitian/nutritionists.
This program is also designed to offer additional professional training for various community health professionals, including those who are already credentialed registered dietitian/nutritionists, educators, nurses, and others interested in nutrition related health information.
The M.S. in Community Health and Nutrition will provide graduate course work to two audiences: (1) credentialed Registered Dietitians who seek a M.S. degree only and (2) students who seek both credentialing as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (Future Education Model Future Graduate program) and the M.S. Degree. The M.S. degree only in Community Health and Nutrition is a 30-hour degree program. The M.S. degree plus FEM FG program requires an additional 12 credit hours in experiential learning practicum courses. Each practicum course requires approximately 54 hours of experiential learning. In addition, approximately 30 hours of experiential learning is integrated into each didactic online course.
Our department provides emerging teachers and current professionals access to a broad range of cutting-edge, high-quality programs and experiences. We are nationally accredited and serve as a real-time testing ground for new learning strategies, techniques, and technologies in education.
The following concentrations are online/hybrid courses:
- Applied Behavior Analysis; MA/EdS
- Curriculum; MA/EdS
- Early Childhood; MA/EdS
- Educational Technology; MA/EdS
- Elementary Education; MA/EdS
- Exercise Science; EdS
- Family and Consumer Science; MA/EdS
- Literacy; MA/EdS
- Special Education; MA/EdS
The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) is a 100% online, interdisciplinary program of study offered collaboratively by the College of Engineering and the College of Business.
The degree is designed to provide early-career engineering and related professionals with leadership and management knowledge and technical skills to enhance their job performance, expand their career opportunities, and add value to their organizations. The focus of the program is on the management of technology-oriented projects, people, and organizations.
The focus of the program is to enhance professional skills in the selected area of study; therefore, coursework focuses on practical outcomes more than theoretical perspectives. Our graduates are equipped to provide high quality programs and to teach youth the importance and benefits of healthy lifestyles.
Selected areas of study include:
- Sport Management
- Lifetime Wellness
- Adapted Physical Education
- Elementary and Middle School Physical Education
- K-12 Licensure
The online master's degree program in Mechanical Engineering is targeted toward professionals from industries who need the flexibility to balance full time employment with graduate studies. The degree will prepare the student with fundamental tools and expertise necessary to propel his/her current career to new heights and open doors for further advancement. The curriculum for the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering may be completed in as few as 24 months and consists of 11 courses, or 33 credit hours, including an independent project course. The admissions requirements for the online program are the same for the on-campus program. Admissions criteria may easily be found under our degree program pages.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is delivered following the standard protocol established for the delivery of online courses and programs. This program will prepare nurses to:
- Teach in a variety of academic and practice settings;
- Provide advanced nursing care to rural, urban, and underserved populations;
- Practice in collaborative and interdisciplinary relationships;
- Assume positions of leadership in the health care delivery system;
- Contribute to the current and evolving body of nursing science; and
- Continue study at the doctoral level.
The purposes of the MSN program are:
- To increase access to graduate nursing education, especially for those nurses aspiring to teach in entry level nursing programs, manage professional practice work settings, and practice as advanced clinicians in a changing health care delivery system.
- To maximize the effective use of technology for delivery of graduate-level instruction. Distance delivery through the use of technology will increase access to graduate education, especially in remote areas of the state and for practicing nurses for whom time flexibility is a critical resource.
- To provide student access to web-based courses and degree programs. Web-based courses will reach populations not currently enrolled in graduate education, and will also permit students who are currently enrolled in on-campus courses to take additional courses, thus completing their programs sooner.
The Professional Science in Environmental Informatics degree (PSM-EI) focuses on geographic information systems (GIS), while integrating courses in business and statistics. Along with these courses in spatial analysis, students develop skills in remote sensing, policy analysis, and environmental management.
Students work with faculty in a variety of departments including the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) graduate degree consists of 30 hours of interdisciplinary coursework. This degree is available in several concentration areas and offers students the chance to complete a graduate certificate within each of the concentration areas:
The online Ph.D. in Higher Education is designed for professionals in the field who are interested in using data science to best prepare students and confront challenges facing higher education.
Success and informed professionalism in these areas is vital in today’s competitive university landscape. A terminal (doctoral) degree provides students an opportunity to move into professional roles as they gain more experience. In today’s data-driven, evidence-based context, the knowledge and skills garnered through this program will contribute to additional growth and success and situate them for greater contributions to their institutions.
The program will provide preparation to be adapted to any postsecondary role with a focus to improve college access, student success, and persistence to completion. Driven by data science, program candidates will apply actionable approaches to face challenges confronting higher education. Ph.D. candidates will also learn to use cutting-edge to best serve students and guide higher education practices and policies.
Graduates will use their data science knowledge and skills to guide colleges and universities, state higher education agencies, foundations, and related associations.