Online Graduate Admissions

How to Apply as a Graduate Online Student

We offer a wide variety of concentrations including Educational Psychology (EdD), Nursing (PhD), Social Work (DSW and MSSW), Supply Chain Management (MS), Educational Administration (EdS), Food Safety, Mathematics, Sign Language, and so many more specialized fields for online students.

1. Choose an Online Graduate Program

Your first step in this process is choosing the graduate program that’s right for you. UT currently offers many areas of interest at the following degree levels: 

We also offer several online Graduate Certificates.

2. Check Your Admissions Requirements

Prior to starting your application for an online graduate program, please check UT’s graduate school university admission requirements, as well as the admission requirements at the program level. (These can vary based on the degree or certificate.) Gather your corresponding materials and documents, as outlined.

3. Complete Your UT Application

To complete this step, please visit our Graduate program application page. When submitting your application, you’ll also be asked to submit a $60 application fee.

Start Your Graduate Application

4. Send Us Your Official Transcripts

As a prospective graduate student, you will be asked to upload copies of transcripts for:

  • The institution(s) where you earned (or will earn) your bachelor’s degree, and 
  • Institutions where any graduate (post-bachelor’s) coursework has been taken. At the time of application, these transcripts can be unofficial.

5. Upload Any Additional Required Documents

As a graduate applicant, you may be asked to provide additional department and/or program-required documents. These could include reference letters, test scores, and other specific items. Make sure to follow any specific details or deadlines to make sure your application can be fully considered and reviewed on time.

Online Graduate Program Application Deadlines

Below are the general UT Graduate School admissions deadlines. Applicants should consult with their program for any department-specific application deadlines and start dates. Individual program dates may supersede these Graduate School admission deadlines: 

Spring Semester Entry

June 15: Application Deadline
October 1: File Completion Deadline

Summer Semester Entry

October 15: Application Deadline
February 15: File Completion Deadline

Fall Semester Entry 

February 1: Application Deadline
May 15: File Completion Deadline

Information for Graduate Readmission

Were you previously enrolled at UT? If you took a break from seeking your degree, a pause from enrollment, or if you graduated, you are considered a readmission applicant. We would love to work with you on your return to the Vols community. 

Readmissions Information

Information for Graduate-Level International Applicants

Applications for international students are accepted each semester. Make sure to note the admission deadlines for international students, and check the admission requirements for international students, on the Graduate School page. 

Also be sure to check the requirements for the specific program to which you are applying. Additionally, please note that demonstration and proof of English proficiency is required at the graduate level, and certain programs may have additional admission requirements. 

International Students Graduate School

Need Graduate Applicant Help?

For general questions, please reach out to the office of Graduate Admissions. Admission counselors are ready to help you every step of the way!