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.
Master of Science Degrees
- Instructional Technology – fall: June 15 | spring: October 15 | summer: April 15
- Adult Education – Eight Weeks Prior to Semester
- Applied Educational Psychology – Eight Weeks Prior to Semester
Doctor of Philosophy Degrees
Counselor Education – fall: November 1
- Learning, Design & Technology – fall: December 1* | spring: October 15
Educational Psychology & Research
- Adult Learning – fall: January 1** | spring: October 1
- Applied Educational Psychology – fall: February 1 | spring: October 1
- Evaluation, Statistics & Measurement – fall: January 1***
School Psychology – fall: December 1
*December 1 is the priority deadline for fall. Applicants may still apply through March 1 with the understanding that funding will be highly unlikely and space may be limited.
** January 1 is the priority deadline for fall. Applicants may still apply through February 1 with the understanding that funding will be highly unlikely and space may be limited.
** *January 1 is the priority deadline for fall. Applicants may still apply through April 1 with the understanding that funding will be highly unlikely and space may be limited.
Faculty will review applications and in some cases, the program coordinator may contact you for an interview.
To check on the status of your application to the UT Graduate Admissions, see information on the Graduate School’s Application Status, or call 865-974-3251. It is your responsibility to check on the status of your application to be sure all materials arrive prior to the program application deadline.
Change of Program
If you are currently enrolled and need to change your status from non-degree to degree seeking, from degree seeking to non-degree seeking, or would like to apply to a different degree program you must:
- Complete a Change of Program.
To make corrections or changes to an existing Graduate School application, please contact Gayle Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org). DO NOT submit another online application.
Administrative Support Staff
Each program has a designated staff member who acts as program secretary:
Kathi Pauling: Counselor Education (PhD); Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS); and School Counseling (MS)
Christine Tidwell: Adult Education (MS); Adult Learning (PhD); Applied Educational Psychology (MS); Applied Educational Psychology (PhD); Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement (PhD); Instructional Technology (MS); Learning, Design, and Technology (PhD); and School Psychology (PhD)
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