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Application Requirements

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We conduct rolling admissions meaning that we admit students every semester (fall, spring, summer) because we graduate students every semester. Our program faculty reviews each application as it becomes available and on its own merit.  Only completed applications will be considered. Typical deadlines for completed applications are:

Deadlines for completed applications are:

  • Fall Semester – Mid July
  • Spring Semester – Mid November
  • Summer Semester – End of March

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.

The following materials are required for admission to this program and will be requested by Graduate Admissions when you begin your application:

  • Resumé
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Transcript(s)
    • An up-to-date electronic version of your original transcript must be uploaded with your online application. This is to expedite your admissions process. If you are admitted into the program, you must have an official copy of your transcripts mailed from your previous/current university directly to UT Graduate Admissions. For help with this process check out the Graduate School page on Transcripts or call Graduate Admissions at 865-974-3251.
  • Writing Sample
    • An academic type writing sample, such as a paper or research report written in a previous course, is preferred. Other forms of writing that you feel represent your professional writing skills are also acceptable in cases where a former academic sample is unavailable.
  • Three Completed Rating Forms
    • Choose raters who can assess your academic background and likely success in a rigorous program. If you are a recent graduate, you should include one or more faculty members who can attest to your work as a student. Other appropriate raters include work supervisors. Family members and personal friends are not appropriate raters. You need to prompt your raters to submit their forms to the Graduate Admissions. At least two of your rating forms must be submitted before your application will be considered complete. It is to your advantage, however, to make sure that all three rating forms are submitted on time.
  • Statement of Goals
    • The faculty is very interested in learning how you see the master’s degree in Educational Psychology fitting into your current and future goals (both personal and professional): Why are you interested in this degree program? How will completion of this degree help you in achieving goals and aspirations? What are you trying to accomplish? Why is pursuit of this master’s degree important to you?

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

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

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with 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 of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Updated 08/08/2020

Educational Psychology & Counseling Department
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

535 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
Phone: 865-974-8145 Fax: 865-974-0135