East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University Admissions and School Information

Possible degree fields at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) include medicine, business and education. East Tennessee State University awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees, like the Doctor of Medicine.

General Information about East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University was established in 1911 in Johnson City. ETSU has additional campuses in Kingsport, Elizabethton and Greeneville. Popular undergraduate majors include nursing, business administration and biology. The school serves more than 13,000 students. East Tennessee State University holds an accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Prospective students are encouraged to complete the school's online application. Applicants under the age of 21 need to submit SAT or ACT scores. Transfer students have minimum GPA requirements for admission. Graduate admission prerequisites vary by department.

East Tennessee State University Academic Departments

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers unique majors, such as Appalachian studies, philosophy and chemistry. Popular majors include criminology, psychology and art. The college has graduate programs in sociology, public administration and professional communication.

College of Business and Technology

The College of Business and Technology has degrees in banking, business economics and computer science. Popular majors include marketing, finance and accounting. The college's Master of Business Administration degree is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Students in the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences can major in radiography, dental hygiene and physical therapy. The college allows students to complete online degrees in allied health services, cardiopulmonary science and dental hygiene. Students can participate in a non-degree program in polysomnography or sleep technology.

College of Education

The College of Education has degrees in physical education, kinesiology and sports and leisure management. Graduate students in the College of Education can earn master's and doctoral degrees such as those in elementary education, educational leadership and reading education. The college offers the nation's only master's degree in storytelling.

Quillen College of Medicine

The Quillen College of Medicine awards master's, doctoral and Doctor of Medicine degrees. Founded in 1978, the college was named after Congressman James H. Quillen. The college is the one of two public medical schools in the state of Tennessee.

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nursing. The college has roughly 775 undergraduates and graduate students. Degrees from the College of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

College of Public Health

The College of Public Health has undergraduate majors in public health and environmental health sciences. Graduate students can pursue master's and doctoral degrees in environmental health sciences, community health and epidemiology. The school also awards graduate certificates in biostatistics, gerontology and rural health.

Honors College

Undergraduate students in the Honors College are required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA and at least 30 credit hours. Only 22 students are selected for the school's University Honors Scholars program every year. Students in the Honors College are required to complete a thesis for graduation.

College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy was established in 2006. The school is currently undergoing the accreditation process and is awaiting full approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Students take classes in medical terminology, pharmacology and pathophysiology.

Contact Information

  • Address: East Tennessee State University Admissions Office 807 University Parkway, Box 70267, Johnson City, TN 37614-1700
  • Phone Number: (423) 439-1000