To submit a formal application to the College of Nursing [CON] Graduate Program (MSN, DNP, PhD, Post-MSN) at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, you must apply directly through UT Graduate Admissions
. Read through the guidelines below, and then please visit the UT Graduate Admissions website
to apply. The required application materials must be submitted directly to Graduate Admissions prior to the posted program deadline.
All applications must pass through two reviews: (1) the UT Graduate School; and if deemed admissible, then (2) the College of Nursing.
You may start and save an application for later submission, but will need to upload an essay/personal statement, a C.V. or resume (optional), and a copy of your RN license (if applicable).
Your application must be submitted and pass through initial review by the UT Graduate School in advance of the College of Nursing program application deadline. The UT Graduate School processes and reviews applications in order of submission, and due to the application queue, students are strongly encouraged to submit applications well in advance (4-5 weeks typically) of the nursing program deadline.
It is your responsibility, as applicant, to ensure that your application is complete. You are strongly encouraged to check first with UT Graduate Admissions to see if all your transcripts/materials have been submitted properly. You can always check the processing status of your application, via the UT Graduate School status checker
After you have submitted your online application, you will receive an important confirmation email from the UT Graduate School with final instructions about rating forms and any other nursing program admission requirements.
REQUIRED for all graduate/doctoral Nursing applicants:
- Graduate Application
- Application fee
- Three (3) rating/reference forms (two (2) required for Post-MSN) returned directly to the College of Nursing
201 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0221
UTK College of Nursing
Knoxville, TN 37996
1930 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
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