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Office of Graduate Admissions

The goal of the Office of Graduate Admissions is to help make applying to the UT Graduate School a satisfying experience. In the following pages, you will be able to learn more about the wide range of graduate degree offerings, how and when to apply, and what to expect upon admission. If you’ve already applied, you can check the status of your application online. We can also help with getting readmitted to the Graduate School or help you determine your residency classification for tuition and fee purposes.

The staff in the Office of Graduate Admissions stand ready to assist you with questions you may have during your application process.

We are glad that you’ve decided to explore the possibilities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As a land-grant institution of the State of Tennessee, classified by the Carnegie Commission as a research university with very high research activity, the educational opportunities at UT are abundant.  Combined with a great location for work and recreation, this makes UT an intriguing place to consider pursuing graduate education.

Let us know how we can help you begin pursuing your goal of attending the Graduate School at UT.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville publishes an annual security and fire safety report.  The report contains information on crime prevention, crime reporting and statistics, law enforcement policies and procedures, fire safety and statistics, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters related to security and safety on university owned or controlled property and associated public areas.  The security report for the Knoxville Area may be found at A printed copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at the UT Police Department, 1101 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996 or you may request a copy by mail to