Applications for the MSM&HR are submitted through the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School. However, Haslam has application requirements specific to the MSM&HR.


Resume, Recommendations & Personal Statement:
All applicants must submit a current resume, a minimum of 3 professional and/or academic recommendations, and a personal statement describing interest and fit within the program as well as career goals and amibitions.

Test scores from either the GMAT or GRE are required of all applicants. Applicants with an existing graduate degree in another discipline from an accredited institution may apply for an exemption. Exemption requests must be reviewed and approved by the selection committee. 

English Language Proficiency:
For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL or the IELTS test is required. Scores must be provided directly by ETS (Educational Testing Service) to the UT Office of Graduate Studies. The MSM&HR requires a minimum score of 600 or 100 on the IBT (minimum of 25 in each category) for the TOEFL or 7.5 for the IELTS. Scores are valid for two years.

Tuition & Financial Aid

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the University of Tennessee among the top 10 best buys in higher education. Forbes also ranked Knoxville as having the second lowest cost of living of all U.S. cities. An up-to-date schedule of tuition and fees for in and out of state students can be found on UT's Graduate School website.

Tuition and fees listed on the graduate school's website do not include room, board, books and supplies or other living expenses. In addition to these costs, students admitted to Haslam's MSM&HR program will be responsible for a $4,500 program fee ($1,500 per semester for the first three semesters of enrollment; students with tuition waivers will still be responsible for this program fee).

Financial Aid

Learn about federal student loans and other need-based financial aid for graduate students at the UT Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships page. Complete the FAFSA Application for Federal Student Aid) by February 15.


Applications are accepted for fall semester only. The application deadline for international students is February 1. Applications are due by March 1 but will be considered until May 1 or until the class is filled.

*We will begin reviewing applications in mid-February