Our Accreditation

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Students earning graduate degrees and certificates in disciplines offered by the University of Tennessee Space Institute are graduates of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, which has been continuously accredited by SACSCOC since 1897 and is authorized to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Faculty members at the Institute carry out the academic programs through classroom teaching, informal seminars, active research, and directing the research of their students in an environment of creative work and advanced study. Programs are available to students devoting full-time or part-time effort toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and those who wish to pursue post-doctoral research. Off-campus offerings are made available through the use of distance learning technologies in some academic disciplines.
Admissions and Financial Aid Information and forms are available online or contact the Admissions Office by E-mail at By phone the Admissions Office may be contacted at (931) 393-7228 or at the toll free number 1-888-822-UTSI ext. 37228.

Those interested in updating and broadening their technical knowledge are also referred to the continuing education program at UTSI

Degree Programs

Student Retention and Graduation 

Transfer Articulation Agreement Policies