How to Apply

This is your online application guide. The steps below explain the application process.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 931-372-3233.

Step 1

Apply online (PREFERRED) or complete and mail the paper applicationpdf_icon_sm for Graduate School admissions along with nonrefundable application fee $35 domestic students, $40 international students. It is HIGHLY recommended that you apply online (www.tntech.edu/eo) so that you may monitor the progress of your application as well as pay the application fee online.

If you apply online you will be able to upload the documents needed to complete Steps 2 through 5 of the application process.  We will still need OFFICIAL test score reports and transcripts, but the uploaded copies will allow us to proceed with the processing of your application.

Step 2

Complete and mail 3 pdf_icon_smLetters of Recommendation

(The M.B.A. program only requires one letter of recommendation).

Step 3

Official transcripts from ALL institutions attended beyond high school. Official transcripts are sent directly from the institution to Tennessee Tech, not submitted by the student. International students may submit attested transcripts. Official copies are to be sent directly to Office of Graduate Studies. (See address in Step 5)

Step 4

pdf_icon_smStudent Health Form Documentation required of 2 MMR vaccinations as well as 2 doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine. International students must also provide documentation of the TB Skin Test completed within 6 months prior to registration. This documentation is required prior to registration.

Step 5

CollegeOfficial Test Score Reports
College of Arts and Sciences General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
College of Business Administration Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
College of Education, Master's and Ed.S Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
College of Education, Ph.D. General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
College of Engineering General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
School of Environmental Studies, Ph.D., PSM

General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

School of Nursing None
All International Students

Approved Tests:  TOEFL, IELTS, FLS International Language Center (Level 8 or 9, program specific), PTE Academic, ELS, TOEIC, CEFR and SLEP and the appropriate test as required by colleges.  Please note that the majors of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology and Counselor Education have limited which tests they will accept.  Please see those specific programs for the accepted tests.

The Counseling Center administers the following standardized tests for a fee: Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Subject Tests only

Step 6

Send materials and the application fee to:

Graduate Studies
Tennessee Tech University
P.O. Box 5012
Cookeville, TN 38505

If application materials are sent by express mail/courier, the physical address is:

Graduate Studies
Tennessee Tech University
1 William L. Jones Drive, Room 306
Cookeville, TN 38505

Once all materials have been received, the application file will be evaluated for admission. This is completed by the individual departments (with the exception of the Ed.S. programs in Counseling and Psychology and all programs in Curriculum and Instruction where the Office of Graduate Studies performs the evaluation).

After an admission recommendation is made, Graduate Studies will notify the student.