College of Graduate Studies

Apply to the College of Graduate Studies!

Ready to pursue the graduate degree you’ve been thinking about? Your journey as a Golden Eagle starts here!


Degree Program Applicants

Non-Degree Applicants

International Applicants



Application Checklist

Once you have submitted your application, you will need to submit the following items in order for your application to be considered for admission:

    • $35 application fee
    • $40 application fee for international applicants
    • Transcripts
Additional Requirements for Certain Programs

Some programs may have additional requirements, such as test scores or other materials. Be sure to check the admission requirements for admission as well as for your chosen program.

Admission Requirements by Program:

Application Deadlines

Application Document Submissions Readmission Application
August 1, 2023 Aug. 15, 2023 July 1, 2023
Spring 2024
Application Document Submissions Readmission Application
Nov. 1, 2023 Dec. 10, 2023 Nov. 1, 2023

International Application Deadlines

Fall 2023
Application Document Submissions
May 1, 2023 June 1, 2023
Spring 2024
Application Document Submissions
Oct. 1, 2023 Nov. 1, 2023

Applying to Graduate School

Step 1: Apply Online

Fill out our online application and submit your application fee of $35 ($40 for international students). 

Step 2: Submit Your Documents

Be sure to submit any required documentation for your program! You can submit your documents through the online application portal or email them to (PDFs are preferred). If you are an international student, additional documents will be required.

Step 3: Request Official Transcripts and Test Scores

You are required to send official test scores and transcripts from ALL institutions you have attended after high school (this includes community colleges offering dual credit). These test scores and transcripts must be requested from the institutions themselves and mailed to Graduate Admissions directly; you can typically request these documents online.

Test scores and transcripts submitted by the student are considered unofficial; however, you can upload unofficial copies of your test scores and transcripts in the application portal so that Graduate Admissions can begin processing your application while we await the official copies! 

International students who attended institutions overseas will need to have their credit officially evaluated by one of the approved agencies. Learn more about international credit evaluation »

Your official documents can be mailed to:

Graduate Studies
Tennessee Tech University
1 William L. Jones Dr., Room 306
Campus Box 5012
Cookeville, TN 38505
Step 4: Admissions Decision 

Once all of your materials have been received, your application will be evaluated for admission. This evaluation is completed by the individual departments (with the exception of Curriculum and Instruction programs, for which the Office of Graduate Studies performs the evaluation). When an admission recommendation is made, the Office of Graduate Studies will notify you with the decision!



When applying, students will be given a residency status of in-state, out-of-state, international out-of-state, or border county. This status must be verified before the start of every semester. Verifying your residence can be done by filling out the FAFSA or submitting one of the legal EVEA documents. 

Learn more about residency and EVEA documentation »

Have questions?
Give us a call at (931) 372-3233, email us at, or reach out online!


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