Generate PDF

Application Process

Application Process and Forms

All qualified Physician Executive MBA candidates are required to complete an application through the University of Tennessee Graduate School.

When applying for admission, please follow these simple steps:
  1. Contact us to let us know you're thinking about enrolling or are planning to enroll in the program. Please call the program director, Dr. Mike Stahl, at +1 (865) 974-1768 or e-mail us at
  2. Complete our PEMBA online application. This application includes . . .
    • Demographic information about you that we need to process your application
    • An application essay  
    • Your most recent CV or résumé
    Note: You may upload or send in your essay and CV separately from your application.
  3. Make arrangements for delivery of original, official transcripts from each institution from which college or university credit was earned to the PEMBA program. Residency training, fellowships, and post-doctoral studies should not be requested unless you earned college credit for them. If you were educated outside the United States, the transcript requirement is typically fulfilled by provision of official, individually attested mark sheets and a degree confirmation. The mark sheets should be attested by the institution’s registrar or controller of exams (as opposed to officials from an affiliated college).
    Note: You don’t need to request multiple sets of documents. To save resources, time, and expense, the Physician Executive MBA program and the UT Graduate School share these documents.
  4. Complete the graduate school online application. For the graduate school application, please follow that office's instructions carefully.
    Note: when asked for colleges/universities attended, do not list residencies, fellowships, or board certifications.  

Application Deadlines

For each program year beginning in January, the early decision deadline is July 15 of the preceding year; the priority application deadline is October 30. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed and students admitted on the basis of available space only. Note: international students must apply by June 15.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need help with your application, don't hesitate to contact the Physician Executive MBA program office at +1 (865) 974-1772 or