Verifying that, at the time of enrollment, the applicant has an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a university outside of the U.S. for admission to a master’s degree program. Issues of equivalency are resolved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
For admission to master’s degree programs, a grade average of B or better is expected on upper-division (junior and senior level) work as well as graduate work already taken in the student’s major field and related fields. A student not in academic good standing at a previously attended university will not be admitted. An applicant who has earned a baccalaureate degree under the “academic fresh star" statute (Texas Education Code, Section 51.931) will be evaluated only on the grade point average of the course work completed after undergraduate "fresh start' enrollment and the other criteria stated in this catalog.
Verifying that the applicant has earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a university outside of the U.S. Some programs may admit highly qualified students directly to the doctoral degree without satisfying the requirement of earning a masters degree. Issues of equivalency are resolved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
· Graduate Application Form
Submission of a Graduate Application form to the U. T. Dallas Admissions Office. (see “Applying to the Graduate Programs”, below) and payment of all required application and credentialing fees.
· GMAT and GRE Scores
Satisfactory current and official scores on
the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) if applying to the
A narrative from the applicant outlining academic interests, current or long-range interests in research, teaching or other professional objectives; describing publications or other scholarly endeavors; listing of academic and professional organizations and fellowships, scholarships, or other honors received.
· Request for Recommendation Forms
Three completed Request for Recommendation (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge the applicants probable success in graduate school.
· English Proficiency
The ability to read, write, speak and
understand English is essential for success in graduate studies at U.T. Dallas.
An applicant whose native language is not English and who has been educated
outside of the
(Photocopies of all documents are unacceptable)
holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university may elect
to take, or, based on their academic background be restricted to taking, only
undergraduate courses. The applicant need only satisfy items 1 and 2 of the
general admission requirements to apply. These students will be required to
maintain the same scholastic standards as regularly admitted undergraduates and
will receive academic guidance from the academic advisor in the school or from
A student wishing to take graduate level coursework without becoming a candidate for a graduate degree may apply for admission to U.T. Dallas as a non-degree-seeking graduate student. The applicant must satisfy the general admission requirements as noted above, but is not required to submit GRE or GMAT scores or letters of recommendation. Enrollment as a non-degree-seeking graduate student is subject to annual review and approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students admitted as non-degree-seeking or to take only undergraduate level courses may not be eligible for financial aid. Applicants should consult the UTD Financial Aid office prior to submission of their application for admission.
A non-degree-seeking graduate student in good academic standing who wishes to apply for admission to a degree program must submit a new application. No more than 15 semester credit hours taken as a non-degree-seeking student at U.T. Dallas may be transferred to satisfy the coursework requirements of a graduate degree program, except with the permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies. A student not officially enrolled in a degree program requires the consent of the Degree Program Office to enroll in graduate classes offered by that degree program.
student in the
appropriate degree program Graduate Admissions Committees will review all degree-seeking
graduate student applications to The University of Texas at
An applicant can be:
· approved for admission
· approved for admission with specified conditions
· denied admission
as defined below.
In accord with Chapter 51, of the Texas Education Code, decisions on admission to degree-granting graduate programs at U. T. Dallas are based on holistic considerations of all information contained in the application material submitted, including academic, career and personal histories. Standardized test scores and coursework GPA levels cited in the catalog descriptions of some degree programs are listed for advisory purposes only, to indicate the typical achievement levels of students enrolled and succeeding in the various programs. No single quantitative or qualitative measure or any specific combination thereof, constitutes a definitive standard for admission. Rather, each application will be considered individually and each applicant’s complete profile of strengths and prospects for successful completion of the program will be evaluated.
Upon review of the credentials of an applicant seeking regular admission to a U.T. Dallas degree program, the graduate studies committee of that degree program may recommend, and seek concurrence of the Dean of Graduate Studies, that the applicant be admitted subject to specific conditions being satisfied over a specified time period. Such conditions might include requiring additional semester hours to be taken, and/or a specific grade point average to be maintained. A student satisfying the conditional requirements within the specified time period will then qualify for regular admission. A student who does not fulfill the specified conditions within the time period specified at the time of admission will be barred from continued registration in the degree program.
Normally a student cannot remain in conditional status for more than one calendar year. Exceptions to the one-year limitation can be granted only by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon recommendation of the graduate program. Under no circumstances will the student be allowed to remain enrolled under Conditional Status for more than 15 semester credit hours or two consecutive years, whichever comes first. Within these limits, specified graduate level coursework taken as a conditionally admitted student can be applied to the degree program.
Application forms are available from the Office of Enrollment Services on the World Wide Web at http://www.utdallas.edu/prospective-students-index.html. . Applicants are urged to plan ahead and apply as early as possible. Prospective students should submit applications and supporting documents at least 45 days prior to the beginning of classes in order to assure enough time for review by graduate program admissions committees prior to the expected date of enrollment.
use the Common Statewide Graduate Application for Admission to apply to
any public university in the state of
In addition to the application, applicants are required to provide supporting information, including the following, preferably all together in the same envelope:
· two copies of official transcripts (certified English translations required, degree certificates in English and original language, if applicable) from every college and university attended. Official transcripts should be sealed in envelopes by the issuing college or university.
· official copies of test scores
· three letters of recommendation
· a brief narrative outlining the applicant’s academic interests and goals
· $50.00 nonrefundable application fee
$100.00 nonrefundable international
document evaluation fee for any student who has been educated outside the
For International Students (those who do not have a permanent resident visa):
· Financial affidavit and original bank statement
· TOEFL scores (see item 2 of “General Admission Requirements to Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs “)
International applicants are strongly urged to submit the application and supporting materials at least six months ahead of the intended date of enrollment. Evidence of financial support (financial affidavit and original bank statement) while studying in the United States must be provided to the University before an international student can receive the I-20 or other required documents needed for visa application.
International students on F and J non-immigrant visa status are required to maintain health insurance while enrolled at the University and must show proof of insurance coverage at the time of each registration. The coverage must be equal to or better than the coverage provided by The University of Texas at Dallas Student Health Insurance Plan. Where there is no evidence of insurance coverage shown by an international student, the student will be required to purchase the U.T. Dallas insurance plan at the time of registration.
students are required to have a tuberculin skin test, administered and read by
Applicants should have all necessary application materials, including supporting documents, to the Office of Admissions by the following dates:
FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES:
Students seeking appointments as Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants should contact the appropriate academic program office for earlier application deadlines.
The term “transcript” is understood to refer to the recorded results of the student’s academic work. This document will contain all the important facts pertaining to the student’s academic level, scholarship and degrees. Two copies (each) of official transcripts and/or marksheets and degree certificates from each college or university attended are required. While hand-carried transcripts will be accepted for admission purposes, official copies sent directly from each educational institution attended must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than Census Day of the semester for which the student first registers. A student who does not meet this deadline will not be permitted to register in subsequent semesters or to receive U.T. Dallas transcripts until the official transcripts are received. All materials submitted in the process of applying to the University become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant.
Section 4.29, Texas Education Code provides legal penalties for any alteration of academic records or transcripts with the intent to use such a document fraudulently or permit the fraudulent use of such a document. Falsifying or omitting information may result in withdrawal of any offer of acceptance, cancellation of enrollment, and/or disciplinary actions.
A student may obtain a copy of their official UTD transcripts from the Office of the Registrar at no charge. However, mailing charges for overnight and international mail are incurred. A student must clear all university holds before requesting an official transcript. All transcripts requests must be made in writing with the student’s signature. No partial or incomplete transcripts will be issued. Requests over the telephone are not accepted.
Transcripts may be ordered in person in the Office of the Registrar, online at http://galaxy.utdallas.edu/ , by fax at (972)883-6335, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or mail. The mailing address is:
Office of the Registrar, MC 11
Transcripts requested by email will be mailed only to a student at the address on file with the Office of the Registrar or to another university.
of Enrollment Services, located in Hoblitzelle Hall, will assist prospective
students in exploring the possibility of graduate study at The University of
applications and questions related to graduate admissions should be addressed
to: Director of Enrollment Services; The University of Texas at
The information about the GRE and GMAT examinations given below was current at the time this catalog was published. Applicants should be advised that both examinations are undergoing changes in format and design.
The GRE general test is offered on a year-round basis at regional testing centers in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Information on regional CBT testing may be obtained directly from Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6000; Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6000; by phone (609) 771-7670, via e-mail at email@example.com; or on the World Wide Web at http://www.gre.org/. Applicants should specify by both institution and code that the test score be sent to The University of Texas at Dallas, Code R6897.
The GMAT is offered
on a year-round basis at regional testing centers in a computer-based testing
(CBT) format. Information on regional CBT testing sites may be obtained
directly from Graduate Management Admission Test, Educational Testing Service,
required to be able to speak and write English clearly and well. State law and
regulations of the