The University of Tennessee - Knoxville Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 137 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 28,052 (22,139 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 36% part-time, 64% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,084 in-state; $31,502 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Excellent sense of community within the department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. Science and Faculty are of the best quality.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Interdisciplinary faculty contribute to quality of coursework and scholarship opprtunitiies for graduate students. Recent changes in department leadership will add new breath and vision to the department. Doctoral students entering the program often find high levels of independence, but would benefit from additional faculty mentorship and support.
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2015

If you are coming to this program with a background in social science and the expectation that your classmates will have a similar background, you will be highly disappointed. The emphasis on interdisciplinary studies is great for learning, but the college chooses students who lack the foundational skills in social scientific research...which means all your PhD level courses are introductory reviews, probably similar to the Master's level courses you've already taken (and a Master's degree is required by UT for acceptance). To put it simply, when I expressed my disappointment in the rigor of the program after one semester, it was suggested my expectations were too high. Likewise, with a roster full of practitioners, finding research projects with faculty can be difficult. So, if you are a social science researcher, looking to build upon your social science research skills - think very hard about UT's CCI doctoral program. But it's a three year program with full financial support available, with a great brand, and a flexible program you can modify to your needs and interests using other departments....if you can get faculty in other academic areas to support a rogue PhD student.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

Great school overall! However, not a target school for many industries, making it tougher to get noticed.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2019

This rating is for UTHSC (University of Tennessee Health Science Center) located in Memphis, Tennessee. There are great opportunities to do a variety of research not only through the school but also through St. Jude, LeBonheur, and other surrounding hospitals. You are also ankle to take electives through University of Memphis if there is something you'd really like to take that isn't offered on campus. Everyone on campus is very nice and the program is extremely organized. It is also an Integrated Biomedical Sciences program, which enables you to take classes in other program tracks (Pharmacology, Molecular Biology and Immunology, cancer Biology, etc) should you wish. The Neuroscience track is small, approximately 4-6 students are accepted each year which makes your support system fairly small. The surrounding city is very urban, which does mean high crime rates - do not walk at night alone.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of participating in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's online Distance Education program is that you have the opportunity to earn a degree that can be immediately used for employment. The cons are not being able to have the in-classroom interaction or meet with professors for individual consultations.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Counselor Education program is challenging and effective in introducing new concepts while reinforcing previously learned concepts. The faculty is passionate about their careers and open about sharing experiences. Faculty are excellent at using multiple teaching techniques and treat graduate students with respect, encouraging them to pursue their own research interests and projects. The Graduate School funding system can make it difficult to get enough funding from the school. The surrounding campus area has been known to have safety issues but on campus there is a healthy presence of police. Overall great program, low cost of living in the Knoxville area, student-centered focus to teaching models, competent and experienced faculty.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2018

I love the graduate program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The experience that I am gaining from working in my laboratory is fantastic. I also feel like the faculty are extremely supportive and push students to do their best.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Landscape Design
Graduation Year: 2015

This a new program, but is making great strides. In several more years I think this will be one of the top landscape architecture programs in the Southeast. We are not only part of the College of Art and Design, but the College of Agricultural Sciences. It's a wonderful partnership that allows us to explore all aspects of landscape architecture.
2.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2015

Great faculty. Grad students are able to teach foundations courses.
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