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The University of Tennessee

Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education

Knoxville, TN

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The University of Tennessee

Overview

The University of Tennessee / Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education is located in Knoxville, TN.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Data science and engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Energy science and engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying examination

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

46
Applied
22
Accepted
15
Enrolled
48%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 31st January 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Research interest letter, resume/curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

67
Total Graduate Students
13%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
86%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.97%
Black or African American 4.48%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.49%
Unknown 10.45%

Gender

Male (62%)
Female (37%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomass processing for biofuels, cellulosic ethanol, and lignin repurposing; applied photosynthesis; nuclear fusion, reactor design and modeling; design and distribution of wind power; development of photovoltaic materials; fuel cell and battery design for energy conversion and storage; development of next generation SMART grid systems and novel grid management tools; climate change modeling, environmental, and planetary sciences as they relate to energy usage
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 443 Greve Hall
Knoxville, TN  37966
United States
Contact Dr. Lee Riedinger
Director
Email: lrieding@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-7999
Fax: 865-974-9482