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Admissions Process

Prospective applicants must submit an online application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

International applicants should follow instructions in the Admissions Guide for Graduate International Students.

Each individual program requires specific information and materials that need to be uploaded when you fill out your Graduate Admissions application. You will find this information on our website under the “Application Requirements” tab for whichever program you are applying for.


Submit your application materials to the Graduate School at least four to six weeks prior to the deadline for the program to which you are applying so they can be processed and forwarded to the department by that date.

Faculty will review applications and in some cases, a representative of your program may contact you for an interview. While it is best to interview on campus, those students who have difficulty doing so may make alternative arrangements.

To check on the status of your application to the UT Graduate School, see information on the Graduate School Admissions-Application Status, or call 865-974-3251.

Change of Program

NOTE: If you are currently enrolled and need to change your status from non-degree to degree seeking or would like to apply to a different program or for a different degree, you must:

  1. The Change of Program form can now be completed online at Graduate Admissions. (Be sure to scroll down the page to find this information).
  2. Contact the administrative support staff with the program to which you are applying for information on departmental application materials.

Questions regarding the Graduate School Application process? Contact Graduate Admissions.

Questions regarding program requirements should be directed to the administrative support staff of that program.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to check on the status of your application to be sure all materials arrive prior to the program application deadline.

Each program has a designated administrative assistant who coordinates admissions files. For questions or inquires, please contact the staff member affiliated with the program in which you are applying.

Administrative Support Staff

Synthia Clark sclark41@utk.edu for Adult Education (MS); Adult Learning (PhD); Applied Educational Psychology (MS); Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement (PhD); and School Psychology (PhD)

Joy DuVoisin duv@utk.edu for Counselor Education (PhD); Mental Health Counseling (MS); Rehabilitation Counseling (MS); and School Counseling (MS)

Christine Tidwell ktidwell@utk.edu for Cultural Studies in Education (MS); Instructional Technology (MS); and Learning Environments & Educational Studies (LEEDS) (PhD)


 The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in provision of education programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in the education programs and activities pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Inquiries and changes of violation concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), or any of the other above referenced policies should be directed to the Office Equity and Diversity (OED); 1840 Melrose Avenue; Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560; telephone (865) 974-2498 (TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Human Resources Management; 600 Henley Street; Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4125.

Updated 11/03/2016

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