Degree Programs

The 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.


Our Degree Offerings

The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is a graduate-level education and research unit of The University of Tennessee. Academically, UTSI is an integral part of The University of Tennessee Graduate School, and the UTSI faculty hold appointments within the appropriate departments at UT or UTSI. Selected degree programs are offered by the UT Graduate School to take advantage of the unique concentration of faculty, research staff and research facilities at UTSI. Academic requirements are established and operated by the cognizant UT department in cooperation with UTSI. The appropriate graduate degree is awarded by The Board of Trustees of The University of Tennessee.