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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Department of Political Science and Public Service

Chattanooga, TN

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Overview

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga / Department of Political Science and Public Service is located in Chattanooga, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Local government management
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Public administration and non-profit management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Non profit management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Other Advanced Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Internship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18
Applied
18
Accepted
11
Enrolled
100%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
40
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree with related experience or master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards July 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

26
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 19.23%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.69%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.85%
Unknown 3.85%

Gender

Male (38%)
Female (61%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Organizational cultures and renewal, management theory, public policy, policy analysis, nonprofit organization
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Department 6356
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, TN  37403
United States
Contact Dr. Michelle D. Deardorf
Department Head
Email: michelle-deardorff@utc.edu
Phone: 423-425-4231
Fax: 423-425-2373