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The University of Tennessee

Program in Nuclear Engineering

Knoxville, TN

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Overview

The University of Tennessee / Program in Nuclear Engineering is located in Knoxville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 14

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

114
Applied
62
Accepted
48
Enrolled
54%

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 May 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: 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

142
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
80%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.04%
Black or African American 0.7%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.41%
Unknown 6.34%

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Faculty

48
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 17
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: 0

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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