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Master’s Programs at UT

Today’s job market is competitive and although your undergraduate degree has well prepared you for a career in your chosen field, having that extra edge can put you above your competitors. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has a wide array of master’s programs that can build upon your considerable breadth of knowledge and expand your skillset. You’ve already experienced the Volunteer spirit, so why not let Rocky Top take you further on your way to achieving your career goals?

Here are just a few examples of master’s programs at UT that can make you stand out in your field. View the Graduate Catalog to find out about all of our graduate programs.

Strategic and Digital Communication

The new online concentration in strategic and digital communication, which launches fall 2020, has an interdisciplinary focus that is intended for career starters and career changers who want a flexible degree that is professionally oriented and that cuts across the College’s disciplinary areas.

It is one of the only graduate online concentrations in the country that includes content from all College of Communication and Information disciplinary areas. Courses build upon what all four Schools—Advertising & Public Relations, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, and Journalism & Electronic Media—bring to the competitive job market.

The strategic and digital communication concentration is practitioner-focused and provides stand-alone courses that are asynchronous and fully online. For career starters, the classes in Strategic Communications Management to Social Influence, Persuasion, and Compliance-Gaining and Digital Content Creation Basics will provide valuable skills to launch your career in almost any field.

The program requires 30 graduate credit hours, and no GREs or comprehensive exam. Students are admitted every semester, and all undergraduate degrees are welcome to apply.

Find out more about the Strategic and Digital Communication online master’s program

MBA/MS Engineering

The intersection of the Tennessee Full-time MBA and a MS Engineering degree is of particular interest to prospective students looking for a career trajectory leveraging the strong combination of business leadership and strong technical skills. Alumni from the Dual MBA/Engineering program develop careers in a wide range of industries including consulting, general management, and finance. The Full-time MBA/MS Engineering is a sequential degree program; students complete the Full time MBA in the first year and finish the MS Engineering degree in their second year. Graduate assistantships (tuition waiver) and fellowship awards are still available for Fall 2020.

Find out more about MBA/MS dual degree programs with concentrations in mechanical engineeringcivil or environmental engineeringindustrial engineering, and chemical engineering.

Master of Mathematics

The University of Tennessee Master of Mathematics (MM) program is intended to support current and future teachers through rigorous mathematical training paired with practical applications in the classroom. The MM program primarily consists of synchronous online classes, so that students can have the benefits of interacting with their instructor and classmates as well as the flexibility of attending class remotely. Instead of a thesis or timed exam, MM students complete a final portfolio that shows their professional growth and includes documents that can be used in a job search.

Find out more about the Master of Mathematics program