Jul 15, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Procedures


Applications for admission to the Graduate College must be made to the College of Graduate Studies at least 4 weeks prior to the anticipated date of registration. (International students must submit applications at least 6 months in advance.) Applications for readmission should be filed not later than 2 weeks before the first day of registration. See the Graduate Studies website for complete admissions application deadline dates. 

All applicants for admission into the following programs must submit satisfactory official scores on the required admission test.

College Test 
College of Arts and Sciences GRE® General Test (GRE)
College of Business Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE® General Test (GRE)
College of Education, Master’s & Ed.S. Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or GRE® General Test (GRE)
College of Education, Ph.D. GRE® General Test (GRE)
College of Engineering GRE® General Test (GRE)
School of Nursing Successful completion of the NCLEX-RN licensing examination (to be verified by the School of Nursing)
All International Students

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or  FLS International Language Center or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) or International English Institute (IEI) and the appropriate test as required by colleges.


Each application must be supported by official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate credit from an accredited institution (for a list of accrediting agencies recognized, refer to the U.S. Department of Education website) and letters of recommendations if required by the major department from persons acquainted with the applicant’s scholastic and professional accomplishments. If admission is granted pending receipt of application credentials, the student must submit the required items before the end of the first semester during which the student is enrolled. Within the limits of academic reason, either the departmental chairperson or the College of Graduate Studies may require additional information and verification of credentials submitted in support of an application for admission.

The requirement of minimum test scores either for admission, readmission, or candidacy is determined by individual departments or divisions, subject to approval by the respective college-level committees, college dean, College of Graduate Studies, and the Graduate Studies Executive Committee.

 All application materials become the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant regardless of whether admission is approved or denied.

It is a Class A misdemeanor to misrepresent academic credentials. A person commits the offense of misrepresentation of academic credentials who, knowing that the statement is false and with the intent to secure employment at or admission to an institution of higher education in Tennessee, represents, orally or in writing that such person:

  1. Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas from an accredited institution of higher education;
  2. Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees for diplomas from a particular institution of higher education; or
  3. Has successfully completed the required course work for and has been awarded one (1) or more degrees or diplomas in a particular field or specialty from an accredited institution of higher education.