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Cherilyn Padgett
Cherilyn Padgett

"Austin Peay was the first time I experienced true camaraderie in an educational environment. I bonded with my classmates and professors and we still keep in touch to this day, working together to solve problems and help each other advance in our careers."

Mark Wojnarek

"I have learned leadership is founded on trust. All things that resonate within and among leaders must always be guided with trust. I have trusted APSU to be the bedrock of my education and in-turn, my education has served me very well."

Bonnie Portillo

"Like most students, when I was an undergrad I was lost in the possibilities I had at my disposal at Austin Peay. But the wonderful faculty in the Communication department lead me through a field I had a passion for. I felt if they could lead me to success in my undergraduate experience then who better to ask for guidance in graduate school."

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The College of Graduate Studies at Austin Peay State University fosters an intellectual community of advanced learning within an environment of scholarship, research and creative activities, and engages faculty and students with partnerships representative of a global society.

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The College of Graduate Studies also develops advanced programs and services addressing national needs and provides a mechanism for collaborative opportunities in research, creative and scholarly activities. These connect university expertise with private and public resources and contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, physical and cultural development of the region and therefore, the nation. Finally, the College of Graduate Studies engages students in graduate education that promotes the knowledge of society, global awareness and continuous learning.

Majors offered online
Master's Degree Programs
Certificate Programs


Tuition and Fees (In State):

$3,114.90 / semester

Tuition and Fees (Out of State):

$7,308.90 / semester

GTAs and GRAs

Up to $5,200 Stipend and Full Tuition Waiver


Up to $5,200 Stipend and Tuition Assistance

*Fees based on 6 credit hours.

Executive Certificate in Project Management

The Department of Leadership and Organizational Administration offers the Executive Certificate in Project Management. The Executive Certificate is offered exclusively to professionals looking to develop their project management skills and will provide these professionals with executive style education. This executive program is designed for professionals who have already earned a Bachelor's degree and would like to earn an executive graduate credential while building skills in project management. The nine-hour graduate executive certificate can be earned in as little as two eight-week terms. Completion of the certificate will allow professionals to: Prepare and apply for the PMI PMP®/CAPM® Exam (Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional/Certified Associate in Project Management exam), Effectively apply information from the PMBOK® Guide to simulated projects and Utilize proven project, administrative, and leadership methodologies on projects in various environments/industries.