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East Tennessee State University

Department of Appalachian Studies

Johnson City, TN


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East Tennessee State University


East Tennessee State University / Department of Appalachian Studies is located in Johnson City, TN, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Appalachian heritage and culture
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Appalachian studies
Master of Arts (MA) Appalachian communities

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st April 29th No
Spring deadline November 1st September 30th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Appalachian culture, history, literature, art, environmental studies; bluegrass, old time, Celtic, and country music; community development and sustainability
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 70435
304 Brooks Memorial Hall
Johnson City, TN  37614
United States
Contact Dr. Ron Roach
Phone: 423-439-7494
Fax: 423-439-7870