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The University of Tennessee

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Knoxville, TN

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Overview

The University of Tennessee / Department of Materials Science and Engineering is located in Knoxville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials science and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Materials science and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Reliability and maintainability engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (for MS students pursuing research thesis)
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

108
Applied
28
Accepted
23
Enrolled
26%

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 February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline June 15th June 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (for MS students pursuing research thesis)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.7 (for U.S. degree holders), 3.0 (for international degree holders); 3 references
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on previous graduate course work; 3 references

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

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

88
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.27%
Black or African American 1.14%
White or Caucasian 51%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.14%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

41
Total faculty
Full-time - 38
Part-time - 3
Male (33)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomaterials; functional materials electronic, magnetic and optical; high temperature materials; mechanical behavior of materials; neutron materials science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,433,000

Location & Contact

Address 414 Ferris Hall
1512 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN  37996-2200
United States
Contact Dr. Veerle Keppens
Head
Email: vkeppens@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-5336
Fax: 865-974-4115

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