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Graduate Domestic Applicants

(U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents)

Please select Entry Term to Apply:     

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

 

Graduate International Applicants

Please select Entry Term to Apply:  

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

Fall 2020

 

How to Apply

This is your online application guide. The steps below explain the application process.

If you have any questions, please contact the College of Graduate Studies.

  • US Residents

    Graduate Domestic Applications Deadlines

     Semester Domestic Applicant Deadline Deadline to Submit All Documents Readmission Application Deadline
     Spring 2020 November 1, 2019 December 10, 2019 November 1, 2019
    Summer 2020 May 1, 2020 May 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
     Fall 2020 July 1, 2020 August 1, 2020 July 1, 2020

     

    Students looking to obtain a Graduate Assistantship should apply for the assistantship one semester in advance. More details about Graduate Assistantships can be found here.

    If you were previously admitted to a degree program and you have become inactive (skipped a semester, etc.) you must reapply for admission.   

    Step 1
    Apply online for Graduate School admissions along with nonrefundable application fee of $35.  

    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
    Submit Three (3) Letters of Recommendations-- Preferred method of delivery is by upload in the application portal

    The following programs require less than three letters:

    • Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness — requires 2
    • Master of Business Administration — requires 1

     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

    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.

    Step 4
    Student Health Form Documentation required of two MMR vaccinations as well as two 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
    Specific test and score as required by the individual departments/colleges.  For the specific test scores required, please see the program you are interested in under the section Degree Programs on our home page

     College  Official 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 Professional Studies, MPS General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    School of Nursing None


    Step 6
    Your application fee should be paid with your online application. Any supplemental materials should be uploaded in the application portal (preferred) or emailed to gradstudies@tntech.edu

    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 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.

     

  • International Students

    Admissions Application Deadlines

     Semester  Application Submission
    Deadline
    Deadline to Submit
    All Documents 
     Spring 2020 October 1, 2019 December 1, 2019
    Summer 2020 February 1, 2020 March 1, 2020
     Fall 2020 May 1, 2020 June 1, 2020

    If you were previously admitted to a degree program and you have become inactive (skipped a semester, etc.) you must reapply for admission. 

    This is your online application guide. The steps below explain the application process. 
    If you have any questions, please contact the College of Graduate Studies.

    Step 1
    Apply online for Graduate School admissions along with nonrefundable application fee ($40 international students).

     

    Step 2
    Please provide the following Documentation.

    • Submission of 3 letters of recommendation. Only one letter of recommendation is required for the MBA program.
    • Submit Official transcripts: Bachelor's degree and any institutions attended since that time. Official transcripts are sent directly from the institution to Tennessee Tech, not submitted by the student. International students may submit attested transcripts. OFFICIAL/ATTESTED transcripts must be submitted via postal mail/courier mail.
    • Submit Student Health Form: The following vaccinations are required:
      • TWO doses of the MMR vaccine
      • TWO doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine
      • Negative result on a TB skin test. Test must be taken within 6 months prior to registration
    • Verification of adequate financial support from parents or sponsors, including the amount and length of time funds will be provided.
    • Verification of sponsor's ability to provide support from a financial institution where funds are on deposit.

    Documents should be uploaded in the application portal (preferred) or emailed to gradstudies@tntech.edu or mailed 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

    Step 3
    Non-immigrant students already in the U.S. must submit the following additional documents:

    Resident Aliens

    A lawful permanent resident of the United States (holder of a "green card") may be required to take the English Placement Test or other tests to determine proficiency in English and the necessity for taking courses in English.

    Step 4
    International students from non-English speaking countries must submit satisfactory scores on either the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, FLS International Language Center, ELS Language Centers, TOEIC, CEFR, or SLEP exams.

    IELTS Scores must provide the following exact information when requesting scores be sent to Tennessee Tech:

    Account Name: Tennessee Tech University
    Address:  PO Box 5012
    City: Cookeville
    State: TN
    Zip Code: 38505


    Official Test Score Reports Required for Admission to Tennessee Tech

     All International Students  Score at least
     IELTS  6.0
    TOEFL--Education (Master's and Ed.S. levels, NOT Counseling & Psychology), Master's English, Biology, and MPS. PhD Environmental Sciences Biology  525 paper-based (71 iBT)
    TOEFL-- PhD Exceptional Learning, PhD Environmental Sciences Chemistry. MS/PhD  Engineering, MACC, MBA, Chemistry, Mathematics, and PSM  550 paper-based (79 iBT)
    FLS International Language Center--Master's Biology, Chemistry, English, EXPW, MACC, MBA, Engineering, ASTL, MPS, and PSM. PhD Environmental Sciences (Biology, Chemistry), PhD Exceptional Learning  Level 16
    FLS International Language Center--Master's Mathematics, All Education  Level 18
    PTE Academic--Education (Master's and Ed.S. levels, NOT Counseling & Psychology) and Master's Biology, English, Mathematics, and MPS, PhD Environmental Sciences Biology  48
    PTE Academic--Education (Ph.D. level), MS/PhD Engineering, MACC, MBA, Chemistry, PSM, PhD Environmental Sciences Chemistry  53
     ELS--NOT Education  Level 112
    TOEIC--Education (EXPW only); Master's: Biology, English, Mathematics, MPS; PhD Environmental Sciences Biology  690
    TOEIC--PhD Exceptional Learning; PhD Environmental Sciences Chemistry; MS/PhD Engineering; MACC; MBA; Chemistry; PSM 750
    SLEP--Education (EXPW only); Master's: Biology, English, Mathematics, MPS; PhD Environmental Sciences Biology 55
    SLEP--PhD Exceptional Learning; PhD Environmental Sciences Chemistry; MS/PhD Engineering; MACC; MBA; Chemistry; PSM. 58
    CEFR--NOT Education B-1
    SLEP--PhD Exceptional Learning, Environmental Sciences Chemistry. Master's Engineering, MBA, Chemistry, and PSM.  
    CEFR--NOT Education  


    Step 5
    Specific test and score as required by the individual departments/colleges. For the specific test scores required, please see the program you are interested in under the section Degree Programs on our home page

     College  Official 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) (Only the GRE is accepted for admission to Counseling and Psychology)
    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 Professional Studies, MPS General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    School of Nursing None


    Step 6
    Your application fee should be paid with your online application. Any supplemental materials should be uploaded in the application portal (preferred) (or emailed to gradstudies@tntech.edu or mailed 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.

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

     

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