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The University of Tennessee

Department of Nuclear Engineering

Knoxville, TN

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The University of Tennessee

Overview

The University of Tennessee / Department of Nuclear 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)
Master of Science (MS) Reliability and maintainability engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nuclear engineering
Master of Science (MS) Nuclear engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 20
Doctoral Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
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

118
Applied
65
Accepted
50
Enrolled
55%

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)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on previous graduate course work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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

157
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.01%
Black or African American 1.27%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.27%
Unknown 5.73%

Gender

Male (84%)
Female (15%)

Faculty

48
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 19
Male (43)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Heat transfer and fluid dynamics; instrumentation, sensors and controls; nuclear materials and nuclear security; radiological engineering; reactor system design and safety
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,666,000

Location & Contact

Address 315 Pasqua Engineering Building
Knoxville, TN  37966
United States
Contact Dr. J. Wesley Hines
Head
Email: jhines2@utk.edu
Phone: 865-974-2525
Fax: 865-974-0668

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