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The University of Tennessee

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Knoxville, TN

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The University of Tennessee

Overview

The University of Tennessee / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Knoxville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 10

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 Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Applying

35
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 Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.7
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.7

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

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 Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

117
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.71%
Black or African American 0.85%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 5.13%

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Location & Contact

Address Knoxville, TN  37996
United States
Contact Dr. Soren Sorensen
Head
Email: sorensen@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-3342
Fax: 865-974-7843

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