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Graduate Diversity in STEM Visitation Program

The Graduate Diversity in STEM Visitation Program serves with the intent of increasing the enrollment of underrepresented minorities students interested in STEM masters degrees.

You’ll visit UTC for 2 days — at minimal cost to you — to explore and experience graduate education at the Chattanooga campus.

You’ll have time to network with current graduate students and faculty in your program of interest.

You can take part in opportunities to question existing URM graduate students about life and work at UTC, as well as down time for social events.


GDVP 2020 Program Dates:

April 14-15, 2020


Graduate Degrees of Interest include:

Computer Science, M.S.

Data Analytics, M.S.D.A

Engineering, M.S. (multiple concentrations available)

Computational Science, Ph.D.

Environmental Science, M.S.

Mathematics, M.S.



Seniors 2.75 GPA; Juniors 3.0 GPA

Underrepresented Minorities: women, African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos


Personal Statement Letter no more than 2 pages

2 letters of recommendation

GRE scores (if taken)

Cannot currently have an application on file


Email Loren Bass, Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator for The Graduate School, at

Reading List

The Master's as the New Bachelor's Degree: In Search of the Labor Market Payoff

American Enterprise Institute
The economic value of earning a master's degree varies considerably by the subject matter of the degree:

  • The greatest income gains were in business, information technology, engineering, and real estate.
  • Gains in earnings over a bachelor's degree were minimal in philosophy, art, and early-childhood education.

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