Graduate Programs Catalog 2024-2025

6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, Tennessee
Vol. XCVII July 15, 2024

This edition of the Graduate Programs Catalog is effective July 15, 2024. For more detailed information about the University’s professional degree programs or undergraduate degree programs refer to the applicable catalog.

The policies, programs, curricula, and fees set forth in this catalog are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). Because of the possibility of change or undetected error, important points of fact and interpretation should be confirmed by the appropriate University official.

In support of the Mission Statement and the principles on which it is based, LMU is committed to equal opportunity for all students, staff, and faculty and to nondiscrimination in the recruitment, admission, and retention of students and the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff.

LMU reaffirms its commitment to personnel and educational policies that comply with the requirement applicable to equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, executive orders, and regulations to the effect that no person at LMU shall, on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, ethnic/national origin, gender, military status, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other class protected by applicable law, be excluded from participating in, or be denied benefits of, any employment or educational opportunity.

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Nondiscrimination Policy

LMU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action educational institution. In support of its Mission Statement, LMU is committed to equal opportunity in recruitment, admission, and retention for all students and in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and retention for all employees. In furtherance of this commitment, LMU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in all University programs and activities. LMU prohibits retaliation against any individual for 1) filing, or encouraging someone to file, a complaint of discrimination; 2) participating in an investigation of discrimination; or 3) opposing discrimination. “Retaliation” includes any adverse action or act of revenge against an individual for filing or encouraging someone to file a complaint of discrimination, participating in an investigation of discrimination, or opposing discrimination.

This policy is widely disseminated in University publications, including the Employee Handbook and all LMU student catalogs and handbooks. All members of the University community bear responsibility for compliance with this policy. Compliance is monitored and reported annually through the offices of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; the Executive Vice President for Administration; the Office of Human Resources; and the Institutional Compliance Office.

This policy is in compliance with federal and state law, including the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and the Tennessee Human Rights Act.

All members of the University community bear responsibility for compliance with the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination policies disseminated through the current University publications, including, but not limited to the LMU Student Handbook (ONLINE), the Lincoln Memorial University Undergraduate Catalogother program catalogs and handbooks, and the Lincoln Memorial University Faculty/Staff Policy Manual. Compliance is monitored and reported annually through the offices of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Executive Vice President for Administration, the Office of Institutional Compliance, and the Office of Human Resources. 

Graduate students are expected to make themselves thoroughly familiar with the regulations of the graduate program and the requirements for the degree.

Upon regular admission, a faculty advisor or advisory committee is assigned to the student. However, the ultimate responsibility for meeting deadlines and knowing graduate program requirements rests with the student.

LMU recognizes the problem of constantly increasing educational costs and, thus, offers a substantial program of financial aid to help candidates pay for their educational programs. The University makes every effort to ensure that qualified candidates are not denied the opportunity to attend LMU due to their limited financial resources. Each applicant for financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After the candidate submits the necessary application forms, the Financial Aid office will determine the candidate’s eligibility for financial assistance