The Graduate School

The Graduate School is responsible for dissemination of information regarding Tuskegee University’s graduate programs, recruiting graduate students and monitoring their progress from admission through graduation. The staff of the Graduate School works closely with department heads, graduate program directors, and academic deans of units that offer graduate degrees, as well as the Registrar's Office.

Tuskegee University currently offers twenty (20) graduate programs including four (4) at the doctorate level. All of our graduate programs are thesis/dissertation based with the exception of the Master of Science Program in Occupational Therapy. There are a few thesis based Master of Science Programs which also offer non-thesis based degrees. Please visit the links at the bottom of this page to learn the various services available through this office.

Dean Executive Secretary Assistant Dean

Dr. Shaik Jeelani

SHAIK JEELANI, Ph.D., P.E. Fellow ASME
Dean of Graduate School & VP of Research
John A. Kenney Hall, #44-320
Email: sjeelani@tuskegee.edu
Office phone: (334) 727-8970
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Kimberly Pointer

MS. KIMBERLY A. POINTER, B.S.
Executive Secretary to the Dean
Tuskegee University - Graduate School Office
John A. Kenney Hall, Suite #44-318
1200 W. Montgomery Road/ Tuskegee, AL 36088
Email: kpointer@tuskegee.edu
Office phone: (334) 725-2371
Fax: 334-725-2367
Email: graduateschool@tuskegee.edu

Dr. Robert S. Laney

ROBERT L. LANEY, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean of Graduate School
John A. Kenney Hall, #44-317
Email: rlaney@tuskegee.edu
Office phone: (334) 724-4194
Email: graduateschool@tuskegee.edu


Graduate School Deadlines

Application of Admission
You may apply for admission anytime. It takes approximately90 daysto complete processing all paperwork for a student to arrive on campus to start his/her graduate study.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Last day & deadline for admission to candidacy for master's/doctoral students planning to complete degree requirements Spring 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020
Last day & deadline for application for graduation for master's/doctoral students planning to complete degree requirements and participate in Spring Commencement 2020

Friday, April 03, 2020
Last day & deadline for graduate students planning to participate in Spring 2020 Commencement to submit final copies of theses/dissertations to the Graduate School

Friday, April 24, 2020
Last day & deadline for admission to candidacy for master's/doctoral students planning to complete degree requirements during Summer Semester 2020

Monday, July 6, 2020
Last day & deadline for graduate students planning to complete degree requirements in Summer Semester 2020 to submit final copies of theses/dissertations to the Graduate School

NOTE:Summer Commencement is being discontinued beginning in Academic Year 2019-2020 due to the low number of students graduating in the summer!