Educational Psychology & Counseling Department

Application Requirements

Learning Environments & Educational Studies

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 Transcript Upload Process video or call Graduate Admissions at (865) 974-3251.
  • Writing Sample
    • This may be a copy of a thesis written for a graduate degree, a published article, a legal brief, a research report or course paper, or another form of writing that you feel represents your professional writing skills and style.
  • 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.
  • GRE Revised General Test Scores
    • We recommend completing the GRE at least four weeks before the admission deadline.
    • The GRE code for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is 1843.

LEEDS faculty will review applications and contact you for an interview. This is an opportunity for the faculty to ask questions about application materials and for you to ask questions about the program. While it is best to interview on campus, students who have difficulty doing so may make alternative arrangements.

Students applying to the LEEDS program are strongly encouraged to attend a seminar session and correspond with current doctoral students. For more information on attending a seminar session or corresponding with a current doctoral student, please contact Lisa Yamagata-Lynch.

Submit your application materials to the Graduate School at least 4 to 6 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.

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

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

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 06/21/2017

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