Tennessee Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Tennessee that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree.

Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 648-7414

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-0002
(423) 929-4221

Fisk University
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 329-8500
Website: http://www.fisk.edu

Freed-Hardeman University
158 East Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340
(901) 989-6000

Middle Tennessee State University
114 Cope Administration
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2840

Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
(615) 963-5901

Tennessee Technological University
Box 5006 T.T.U.
Cookeville, TN 38505
(800) 255-8881

University of Memphis
The Graduate School
Administration Building #317
Memphis,TN 38152
(901) 678-2911

University of Tennessee-
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 755-4667

University of Tennessee-Martin
309 Administration Building
Martin, TN 38238
(90 1) 587-7012

University of Tennessee
Graduate Admissions and Records
218 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0220
(423) 974-3251

University of the South
335 Tennessee Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000
(931) 598-1000

Vanderbilt University
2305 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203-1700
(615) 322-2651

Tennessee State Overview

The first variant of the name Tennessee came about when the Spanish explorer Juan Pardo came on a journey in 1567 to an Indian village that the locals called “Tanasqui”.

In the early 1700’s, British traders found a Cherokee village called “Tanasi” on a river of the same name (now the Little Tennessee River). This place was first recorded on maps in 1725. It is not known if this was the same place that Pardo found.

The meaning of the name is not known. It is believed to be a Cherokee modification of the earlier Yuchi to mean “meeting place” or “winding river”.

The nickname “Volunteer State” comes from the War of 1812 (the War of Independence between the colonies and Great Britain), because Tennessee sent many volunteer soldiers and thus played a prominent role.

The area that now includes Tennessee was settled by Paleo Indians 12,000 years ago. The first explorations were made around 1540 by the Spaniard Hernando de Soto, followed by Tristan de Luna (1559) and Juan Pardo (1567).

Tennessee became the 16th state to join the Union in 1796. Due to its proximity to the northern states and the anti-secessionists in the east of the state, Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union on June 8, 1861. Many of the major battles of the American Civil War took place in Tennessee, most of which were won by the Union.

After the end of the American Civil War, slavery was abolished by the new constitution on February 22, 1865. The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which among other things guarantees equal treatment, was ratified on July 18, 1866. On July 24, 1866, Tennessee became the first of the Confederate States to rejoin the United States.

In 1996, Tennessee celebrated its bicentennial with a year-round anniversary celebration, “Tennessee 200”. A new 77,000 m¬≤ park called “Bicentennial Mall” was dedicated on June 1, 1996 at the base of Capitol Hill in Nashville. There you can get an impression of the history and nature of the state of Tennessee.

The main products of the state are textiles, cotton, cattle and electric power. About 59 percent of the more than 82,000 farms in the state raise cattle. The large-scale cultivation of cotton did not take place until the 1820s with the opening of the land between the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers. The upper part of the Mississippi Delta extends into southwest Tennessee and cotton thrives in this fertile area. Today, however, soybeans are also increasingly being cultivated in the west of the state.

After the yellow fever epidemic of the 1870s, which killed over 5,000 people in Memphis alone and over 20,000 along the Mississippi River, the population was severely decimated. People from the mid-south were slowly coming back into the country. Farmers and freed slaves brought their music and folklore with them and maintained their musical heritage. Numerous band leaders and composers gathered in Memphis, so that a large number of very different styles of American music were created there. Blues, gospel, rock n’ roll and “rockabilly country music” emerged. Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and BB King all started their careers in Memphis in the 1950s.

Geographical location

Tennessee borders no fewer than eight other states: Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the northeast, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. At 2,025 m, Clingmans Dome is the highest mountain in Tennessee. It is located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the east of the state and is also the highest point of the 3,500-kilometer Appalachian Trail.

The lowest point in the state is the Mississippi River at the Mississippi state line. Tennessee has the most caves in the United States. Over 8,350 caves have been discovered to date.

Capital city: Nashville
Largest metropolis: Memphis
Nickname: The great volunteer state
Motto: Agriculture and commerce