Bringing together the School of Graduate Studies and the academic units of the School of Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies formed July 1, 2020. The college primarily serves adult students whether they desire to re-start college after time away and complete an undergraduate degree, transfer to ETSU from a community college, obtain workforce development through a non-credit certificate, or pursue an advanced degree as a graduate student. The College also serves as a site for interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary academic programs, research, and community outreach.
Specifically, we see our mission is to create a prepared and sustainable future for the Appalachian Highlands by
- fostering excellent post-baccalaureate programs of scholarship
providing degree-competition undergraduate programs
supporting life-long learning with non-credit educational opportunities
creating smooth academic transitions for transfer students
sustaining summer and winter sessions
supporting interdisciplinary programs and institutes
promoting intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and interdisciplinarity for success in an interconnected world
The College gonfalon (or banner) has the tree of knowledge growing from colorful ribbons, one color representing each discipline. (You will see those same colors on academic regalia at commencement.) This symbol captures the spirit of our College and what we are about.
How can we help you achieve your fullest potential? Our team is here to help you.
Dr. Sharon James McGee
Professor of Language and Literature