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The University of Tennessee

College of Social Work

Knoxville, TN


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The University of Tennessee


The University of Tennessee / College of Social Work is located in Knoxville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 195
Doctoral Degrees 5

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
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
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 Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.7
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 1.34%
Black or African American 26.4%
White or Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.24%


Male (12%)
Female (87%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (14)

Location & Contact

Address Knoxville, TN  37996
United States
Contact Dr. Karen Sowers
Phone: 865-974-1000