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University of Tennessee, Knoxville - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

College requires GRE for PhD candidates and MS students pursuing research thesis.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

College requires GRE for PhD candidates and MS students pursuing research thesis. Other requirements vary by department.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take and pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Passing marks are 550, 213, 80, and 6.5 for paper-based, computer-based, internet-based (iBT) TOEFL, and IELTS respectively. Official scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing service. The University of Tennessee’'s score reporting code for TOEFL is 1843. The score must not be older than two years. Applicants who have received a degree from an accredited US institution in the past two years are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement. This test determines if more English is needed and, if so, at what level.

All departments also require results from the GRE general test plus graduate rating forms from references.

All F-1 and J-1 visa status students must submit financial documentation to demonstrate that they have adequate financial resources to provide for their expenses and the expenses of dependents. Financial documentation must include a completed Financial Support Statement and an official bank statement reflecting a balance of at least $61,898.00 USD that is dated within the last six months. If your government is sponsoring you, you must submit an official letter from the government stating that they will cover all expenses during your academic studies at The University of Tennessee. A graduate appointment within the college may provide a significant portion of the required finances.

Residency Requirements

Two consecutive semesters in residence for PhD program only.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Same as UTK admission requirements.