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Applying to Graduate School

Thank you for considering The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for your graduate education.

Before You Begin the Admission Application

Before you start the application process, please take a moment to read through the following information to help you prepare. If you would like to know more about the costs of graduate school before applying, read about costs and funding and how residency classification can affect tuition.

Admission Requirements

Please review the requirements for admission as well as the descriptions of the admission types for graduate study.


Visit our application deadlines page for more information about deadlines. Since application deadlines vary by program, you will also need to check with your program of interest for its specific deadline.

Supporting Documents

In order to apply to the Graduate School, you will need to obtain copies of your transcripts to scan for uploading into the online admission application.

Other documents that may be required include:

  • test scores
  • references/recommendations
  • supplemental documents may be required by your program.

Please check with your program about any additional requirements to be submitted with your online application. Once received, all application materials become the property of the university and will not be returned.

Application Fee

When you submit your application, all applicants will be asked to provide credit card information to pay the nonrefundable application fee.

If you are making changes to an existing application, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to make the change. Do not submit another application.

An applicant may not be admitted simultaneously to more than one degree program. Two or more applications cannot be considered concurrently, except in the case of dual programs.

Start Your Application

If you are applying and have never been a graduate student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, apply as a New Applicant.

New Applicant

If you are applying and have been previously enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, apply as a Readmission.