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Fall 2007

Graduate Admission and Programs

333 Davis Hall · Box 19167 · 817-272-2688 · grad.uta.edu · graduate.school@uta.edu

Graduate Offerings

The University of Texas at Arlington offers approximately 100 different master’s and doctoral degrees across a wide spectrum of academic and professional programs. In addition to typical classroom instruction suited to either full or part-time students, a number of degrees can be pursued through distance educational formats. Numerous certificate programs not requiring admission in a particular master’s or doctoral degree program are also available for persons seeking to enhance their professional skills and careers. Anyone considering graduate study at The University of Texas at Arlington is encouraged to go to the Graduate School Web site, grad.uta.edu for detailed information about educational opportunities, application materials and contact information. For those students who are particularly interested in distance education opportunities, the Distance Education Web site at distance.uta.edu will provide valuable guidance. Graduate School staff are also available for assistance and may be contacted by calling 817-272-2688 or by e-mail, addressed to graduate.school@uta.edu.

Master’s Programs

Doctoral Programs

Certificates

The University of Texas at Arlington offers the following graduate certificates through the Graduate School:

Admission to the Graduate School to Pursue a Master’s or Doctoral Degree

The admission requirements set forth in the following pages are the minimum standards required for admission to the Graduate School. Meeting them does not guarantee acceptance into a departmental degree program because most department have more stringent admission standards.

The admission policies of the Graduate School and the academic departments of The University of Texas at Arlington comply with standards specified by Texas Education Code, Sec. 51.842. Specifically, performance on a standardized test is not a the sole criterion for consideration of an applicant for admission or competitive scholarships or as quality of an applicant’s academic preparation, relevant experience, commitment to the field of planned study, multilingual proficiency, and socioeconomic background (to the extent that it can be identified) may also enter into these decisions. This law does not apply to standardized tests used to measure the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers without a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

Basic Admission Requirements

The Graduate School requires that basic admission requirements be met before a student can be accepted. In meeting these requirements, an applicant 1) must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent, with a satisfactory grad-point average; 2) must have an acceptable and current score on the aptitude tests of the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate Management Admission Test, as specified by the department or program to which application is being made; 3) demonstrate potential for graduate work in the chosen field through previous academic performance; and 4) be approved for admission by the department(s) in which a degree is sought. Many departments have additional requirements that concern such things as a person’s work or other experience and sills. Some programs require a criminal background check as a condition of admission, program completion or licensure expectations concerning acceptable qualifications, applicants should examine departmental requirements with care.

Application

Application for admission must be made on official application forms. Students may complete our application online, download an application package and apply by submitting a paper application, or obtain an application package by contacting the Graduate School office, Room 333, Davis Hall. Online access to application materials and other helpful information for applicants can be found at the Web site’s Virtual Graduate Admissions Counselor page.

Application Evaluation Charge

A non-refundable application evaluation charge is required of all applicants. Payment must be received before processing can begin. There are no exceptions to this policy.

A non-refundable evaluation charge of $30 is required of all U.S. citizens and U.S. Resident Alien applicants who have completed all of their college or university work at institutions located in the United States. A $60 evaluation charge is required of all U.S. citizens and U.S. Resident Alien applicants who have completed some or all undergraduate or graduate coursework at an institution located outside of the United States.

All international students are required to pay a non-refundable $60 application evaluation charge.

Facilitated Admission of Outstanding UT Arlington Undergraduates

Upon the recommendation of the Graduate Advisor, outstanding graduates of The University of Texas at Arlington may be admitted to a master’s degree program by advanced admission. To qualify, the student must meet the following minimum requirements:

1. The student must have graduated from a commensurate bachelor’s degree program at UT Arlington no more than one academic year prior to the semester for which admission to a graduate program is sought. A commensurate bachelor’s degree program is one that is a normal feeder program for the master’s degree program to which the student seeks admission. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also eligible; in such cases, advanced admission is conditional upon successful completion of the bachelor’s degree.

2. The student’s grade-point average must equal or exceed 3.5 in each of two calculations: a. the grade-point average in the last 60 hrs of study as calculated in the Graduate School for admission purposes; b. all work completed at UT Arlington to date.

Students who qualify for advanced admission will be admitted directly to the Graduate School without completing the application for admission, submitting an application evaluation charge or taking the GRE or GMAT. Students who believe they may qualify for this program should contact the appropriate Graduate Advisor. Some programs may require a higher grade-point average to qualify. Not all graduate programs participate in Advanced Admission of Outstanding Undergraduates.

Waiver of the Graduate Record Examination for Outstanding UT Arlington Undergraduates

Upon recommendation of the Graduate Advisor, outstanding UT Arlington graduates may qualify for waiver of the requirements for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To qualify, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. The student must have graduated from a commensurate bachelor’s degree program at UT Arlington no more than three academic years prior to admission to the graduate program (as measured from the start of the semester for which admission is sought). A commensurate bachelor’s degree program is one that is a normal feeder program for the master’s degree program to which the student seeks admission. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also eligible; in such cases, admission with the GRE waiver is contingent upon successful completion of the bachelor’s degree.
  2. The student’s UT Arlington grade-point average must equal or exceed 3.0 in each of two calculations: (a) in the last 60 hours of study as calculated for admission by the Graduate School; (b) in all undergraduate coursework completed at UT Arlington.
  3. Applicants qualifying for waiver of GRE who do not qualify for advanced admission, must comply with all other requirements for admission, i.e., submitting the application for admission, paying fees, providing official transcripts from other institutions, and meeting any requirements established by the admitting graduate program. The GRE waiver must be recommended by the Graduate Advisor at the time of admission. The waiver of GRE program applies to applicants for master’s degree programs only. Some programs may require higher grade-point averages to qualify. Not all graduate programs participate in the GRE waiver program.

Graduate School Web Site: grad.uta.edu

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