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Graduate Education at UT

With 200 world-class graduate programs to choose from, an enthusiastic Volunteer culture, and beautiful East Tennessee surroundings, UT is the perfect place to continue your education.

UT is Tennessee’s premier public university. As the state’s flagship research institution, UT is committed to scholarship and discovery. UT’s land-grant designation ensures our commitment to making a positive impact in our state, nation and world. UT is a comprehensive university with a wide range of graduate and professional programs in eleven colleges. Our strategic vision challenges us to provide educational opportunities to fit a wide variety of students, so both residential and distance education options are available in many programs.

Graduate programs at UT rank highly in the U.S. The 2022 graduate school rankings in U.S. News and World Report ranked the Haslam College of Business 17th among public universities, with its Supply Chain Management MBA ranked 5th. The Tickle College of Engineering, the College of Communication and Information, and the College of Law received top 10 rankings for programs in the disciplines of nuclear engineering, library and information studies, and corporate law.

Research at UT

Innovative Research

Cutting-edge research is a hallmark of all UT’s colleges. Faculty and students have access to world-class facilities and conduct scholarly pursuits with real-world impact. Students graduating from our programs leave with skills that prepare them to become leaders in their disciplines. UT’s collaboration with a wide variety of research partners, such as the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ensures that graduate students gain experience to launch their careers.

Humanities Center

Located in Dunford Hall, our Humanities Center supports arts and humanities research in all of its diversity and also advocates for the importance of the arts and humanities today. Representing nine departments in the UT College of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Center is designed to promote interdisciplinary public conversations and research concerning academic, social, and cultural issues central to human flourishing, justice, equality, and ethical action in the world.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

We are committed to ensuring our campus is a welcoming environment where people are open to learning from one another. We celebrate our differences and the opportunities they create through experiences with people who have different beliefs and come from other places, cultures, and backgrounds.

A Campus for Students

From a state-of-the-art research library to personal counseling services to modern recreational facilities, UT’s campus is dedicated to providing an environment for our students that helps them achieve both academic success and a healthy mind and body.

Knoxville and the Tennessee River

Beyond the Campus

Committing to study at a university is about more than academics. It’s also about finding the right place to call home. <a href=""Knoxville is a thriving Southern city known for its historic sites, numerous art museums, festivals, great outdoors, diverse music scene, and wide variety of eateries (and all within walking distance from each other!).

With its sophisticated mix of culture and cuisine, Knoxville gives southern hospitality a new image.

UT is also perfectly situated for outdoor adventure. The Tennessee River runs by campus, which is just a few miles from Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, a system of more than 1,000 forested acres with over 50 miles of multiuse trails that is attracting national attention. Campus is also just a short drive away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the country.