Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Physician Executive MBA Program Admissions Updates

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is committed to both the health and well-being of faculty, staff and students. The COVID-19 Information & Support web page provides university-level updates on responses to the coronavirus. We will provide updates to prospective applicants and students as our office receives them.

We believe, as Bacon famously said, "knowledge is power." Our program is designed to equip physicians with the tools, techniques, skills and knowledge to be a true Physician Leader.  As you gain knowledge about our program's curriculum, attention given to the student and smart delivery model, we believe you will quickly see why we are the longest-running, physician-only executive MBA program in the world.  

We look forward to answering your questions and receiving your application. The next class begins in January 2021. You may count on a timely admission decision being made with your complete application.

Assistance and Help

Even in this unprecedented time, we are available to help.  Our admissions team is ready to assist you with any questions or programmatic questions you may have.  Please feel free to reach out anytime.  


Tom Brown, Admissions Manager

tjbrown@utk.edu | 865-742-1596 (m) or 865-974-1772(o)


Kate Atchley, Ph.D., Executive Director



The University of Tennessee Graduate School

gradschool@utk.edu | 865-974-3251(o)


Live Activities and Events 

All on-campus events and classes have been moved online until further notice. However, there is the opportunity to attend a virtual class visit, engage in live discussions with the director, admissions manager and faculty and speak to a student reference. As all of us continue to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, please take comfort in knowing that your team is dedicated to ensuring all virtual alternatives presented are informative and interactive. We hope to connect you with our Physician Executive MBA family and the campus community in general. 

Please contact Tom Brown at 865-742-1596 or tjbrown@utk.edu for more information.

Getting Enrolled

  • We have rolling admissions for the Physician Executive program. What this means to you is that, with your complete application, you are assured of receiving a timely decision.

  • We encourage you to submit an application to the Physician Executive MBA for program well before the deadline. We limit our class sizes so that each student receives maximum attention from the faculty. Classes do fill quickly.