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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Welcome to the Online Graduate Catalog

The online catalog management system (Acalog™) contains a number of features to assist you, including advanced search options, intuitive navigation, and a personal portfolio to store favorite programs and courses.

  • Advanced search features allow users to locate items by course prefix, course number, exact match, or descriptive information.

  • The My Portfolio option allows users to save favorite programs and courses in a personal space which can contain virtually all the requirements needed to plan an academic program.

  • Past catalogs are easily accessible through the Archived Catalogs link. Look to the right, next to last tab.

  • Every part of the catalog contains a “print-friendly page” link that makes printing selections easy and efficient.

  • Should you have questions, please contact the Graduate Catalog Editor, Catherine Cox in the Graduate School, at 865-974-1471 or cathcox@utk.edu.


The Graduate Catalog is the official source of the university’s graduate academic programs, courses, policies, and procedures and represents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication, but there is no guarantee that they will not be changed or revoked. The course offerings and requirements of the institution are continually under examination and revision. However, adequate and reasonable notice will be given to students affected by any change. This catalog is not intended to state contractual terms and should not be regarded as a contract between the student and the institution. The institution reserves the right to change any provision, offering, or requirement to be effective when determined by the institution. These changes will govern current and readmitted students. Enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions. The current catalog should be referred to during each year of study. The university further reserves the right to dismiss a student from the university for cause at any time.


Graduate students must assume full responsibility for knowledge of rules and regulations of the Graduate Council and departmental requirements for the chosen degree program. Any exceptions to the policies stated in the Graduate Catalog must be approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. Individual colleges and departments may have requirements beyond the minimum established by the Graduate Council. A calendar of deadlines and policies and procedures for graduate programs are found on the Graduate School web page (http://gradschool.utk.edu). A statement of graduate students’ rights and responsibilities is included with the admission notification.

Each semester a Timetable of Classes is available on the web at https://myutk.utk.edu/. The Timetable lists those courses that will be offered during the semester, as well as times and locations. Not all courses listed in the catalog are offered every semester.

Current information about the university can also be found at 

The University of Tennessee Homepage        http://utk.edu
The Graduate School   https://gradschool.utk.edu
Graduate Admissions   https://graduateadmissions.utk.edu/
Office of the University Registrar   https://registrar.utk.edu
Office of the Bursar   https://web.utk.edu/~bursar
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships   https://onestop.utk.edu/financial-aid/
Center for Global Engagement   https://international.utk.edu/
Student Counseling Center   https://counselingcenter.utk.edu/
Student Disability Services   https://ods.utk.edu/
Office of Information Technology   https://oit.utk.edu/
Student Health Center   https://studenthealth.utk.edu/
University Libraries   https://www.lib.utk.edu/
Hilltopics Student Handbook   https://hilltopics.utk.edu/


In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The UT affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Office of Title IX
The University of Tennessee is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment free from sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, and retaliation. The Office of Title IX provides a comprehensive community approach to the institution’s Title IX responsibility. Under the direction of the Title IX Coordinator, Title IX team members, housed in critical areas across campus, work collaboratively to educate the campus community, prevent incidents, support those in need, and address Title IX-related complaints. Information on the availability of supportive measures and explanation of information and formal complaint processes are provided through the Office of Title IX located at 1817 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville (865) 974-9600, titleix@utk.edu.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (dial 711 for telecommunications relay services). The Office of Title IX, located at 1817 Melrose Avenue, was established to help educate the campus community, prevent incidents, support those in need, and address concerns related to Title IX. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Title IX