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Graduate Admission

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the MABE department include:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 (some exceptions exist).
  • International students must have at least a “B” average in undergraduate courses from a non-U.S. institute.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores. To be fully admitted, applicants must submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 80 on the TOEFL iBT or 6.5 on the IELTS.

Taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test is optional when applying for admittance to any engineering PhD program. The GRE is not required for master’s-level engineering programs.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate study, apply through Graduate Admissions.

Please note the Graduate Admissions application deadlines.

Financial Support

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Application Fee Waiver Available

The MABE department provides application fee waivers to first-time PhD applicants who are US citizens or US permanent residents. Those students who are already enrolled at UT and want to apply for a Change of Program (COP) are not eligible for this waiver. If you qualify for this waiver, please contact Kivanc Ekici to obtain a code.

Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering

In mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering, entrance into the Master of Science program is available to qualified graduates of recognized undergraduate curricula in mechanical or aerospace engineering and to qualified graduates of other curricula who satisfy the necessary prerequisites. Admission into the doctoral program will be granted to those applicants who have demonstrated superior achievement in their engineering backgrounds. The names and addresses of three references must be included with the program application.

Biomedical Engineering

In biomedical engineering, entrance into the graduate program is available to graduates of recognized curricula in engineering, mathematics, or one of the physical sciences who satisfy the necessary prerequisites. The names and addresses of three references must be included with the program application.

Engineering Science

In engineering science, entrance into the graduate program is available to graduates of recognized curricula in engineering, mathematics, or one of the physical or biological sciences. The names and addresses of three references must be included with the program application.

Each student must satisfactorily complete a program of study that has been approved by his/her advisory committee and complies with the requirements of the Graduate Council. In engineering science, the student’s major professor may be selected from a department other than the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering; however, at least one member of the student’s graduate advisory committee must be on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.

Questions

Graduate Admissions
For more information on how to apply or questions about the application process, contact:

Graduate Admissions
201 Student Services Building
Phone: 865-974-3251
Email: graduateadmissions@utk.edu

Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programs
For specific questions about our graduate programs, contact:

Graduate Program Director Kivanc Ekici
414 Dougherty Engineering Building
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-6016
Email: ekici@utk.edu