American Tennessee State University

by TBS Staff

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  • A graduate health professions university with campuses in Missouri, Arizona, and online.
  • Online offerings include 10 master’s programs and six doctoral programs.
  • This university established the first osteopathic medical school in the world.


Founded at the turn of the 20th century in Kirksville, Missouri, A.T. Still University was the world’s first osteopathic medical school. Today, ATSU operates campuses in Missouri, Arizona, and online, and offers programs in dentistry, osteopathic medicine, health education, health administration, audiology, athletic training, and physical therapy. Though the school offers residential programs, there are now 16 online programs. The college enrolls about 750 total students, including nearly 500 part–time students.

A.T. Still University Statistics

Public/Private Private nonprofit
Acceptance Rate 9%
Required Standardized Test(s) MCAT
Accreditation Higher Learning Commission
Date Founded 1892
Colors Blue and white

A.T. Still University’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Info

Accreditation and Approvals

A.T. Still University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). ATSU is also accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.


Program Level Cost
Master of Health Administration $677/credit
Doctor of Health Administration $1,000/credit
Doctor of Health Education $691/credit
Doctor of Health Sciences $537/credit
Other programs $500–$1,000/credit


Given the range of the university’s medical and health–related programs, admissions requirements vary widely for each of ATSU’s graduate degrees.

Each of ATSU’s campuses and programs — including osteopathic medicine and dentistry programs — require a minimum undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5, with some programs requiring a 2.8 GPA. Medical programs also require MCAT scores and undergraduate coursework in fields such as biology, organic chemistry, and physics. Applicants must submit transcripts, essays, and recommendation letters.

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Online Degrees Offered

ATSU’s online programs consist of six online master’s degrees and 10 online doctoral degrees.

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