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Application Process

  1. Complete the Intent to Apply form on this page.
  2. Complete the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduate school application and submit an interest letter, résumé, and three letters of recommendation. The Energy Science and Engineering PhD program can be selected under Intercollegiate Programs in the graduate school application.

The application deadline for all Bredesen Center doctoral programs is January 31, 2018. All application requirements must be fulfilled by January 31, 2018. All applicants for these programs are also considered to be applicants for fellowships awarded by the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.


Applicants interested in the Data Science and Engineering PhD should contact the Bredesen Center for more information on the application process and deadlines. Please contact Jessica Garner at or 865-974-9374.


Bredesen Center Intent To Apply Form

Please fill out the following form to begin the application process.

  • Contact Information

  • Last Name, First Name
  • Please enter an address that you check frequently.


  • Please tell us your most advanced degree and field of study (e.g. "MS - Biochemistry")
  • List the university, college, or research institution that awarded your highest degree (e.g. "University of Tennessee")
  • Enter the Grade Point Average of your most advanced degree

    Additional Information

    Are you more interested in the Energy Science and Engineering (ESE) PhD program

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