The application period begins in October each year and ends the last day of March for the upcoming fall semester.
A description of admission requirements for graduate admission to the university can be obtained from:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
201 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0220
You may also access that information (as well as an online application) at the Graduate School Admissions web site at http://graduateadmissions.utk.edu
The PhD Program is designed for students who have earned a Master's degree from an accredited school of social work and have post-master's social work/social welfare practice experience. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will need to achieve equivalent credentials as specified by the PhD Admission Committee.
The Domestic Application Deadline is March 30; however, we encourage applicants to apply early as the Admissions Committee starts reviewing applications in January. The College of Social Work welcomes and encourages International applications. Please note the deadline for International applications is February 1.
UT CSW has been accredited continuously by the Council on Social Work Education since 1945.
The UT CSW PhD program is a member of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE) in Social Work.
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