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University of Tennessee Space Institute

Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States
The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is a graduate education and research institution located in Middle Tennessee adjacent to the U. S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex. 

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



UTSI was born in the aftermath of World War II and in the midst of the Cold War. The seeds that ultimately led to UTSI began in the 1930s. Victorious in World War I, the United States had assumed an attitude of arrogant superiority. It believed itself to be impregnable and the leader of the world in all fields of science. 


Faculty members at the Institute carry out the academic programs through classroom teaching, informal seminars, active research, and directing the research of their students in an environment of creative work and advanced study. Programs are available to students devoting full-time or part-time effort toward M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and those who wish to pursue post-doctoral research. Off-campus offerings are made available through the use of distance learning technologies in some academic disciplines.


For more than 40 years, research has been the heartbeat of The University of Tennessee Space Institute. Our current work revolves around active programs in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, aviation systems, engineering management, and a variety of other activities. In addition, we are giving extra attention now, and in the future, to research in materials and propulsion.

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Library services

The collections and services have adjusted over the years to reflect changes in academic and research programs and also to benefit from the newer technologies. We have approximately 25,000 bound volumes, 50,000 government and industry hard copy reports and subscribe to around 125 journals. 

ICT services

The goal is to provide:

  • a stable network/server infrastructure with capacity for growth
  • hardware (PCs, printers, etc.) that enable users to focus on the task at hand
  • a phone system that is integrated with our network
  • services and technologies that keep us connected
  • consulting that allows users to work smarter and more efficiently


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Students earning graduate degrees and certificates in disciplines offered by the University of Tennessee Space Institute are graduates of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, which has been continuously accredited by SACSCOC since 1897 and is authorized to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. 

Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States