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Graduate Advising

Graduate Admissions

Departments of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS)

Visit the Office of Graduate Studies website for upcoming application deadlines.

Certification Only Admission Requirements

Individuals applying to a non-degree seeking program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (or, a 3.3/3.5 or higher in graduate coursework if undergraduate GPA does not meet minimum).

Candidates seeking initial teacher certification in the Mid-Level, Secondary, or All-Level grades must have completed 24 undergraduate hours in the content area. A completed Content Declaration form must be on file in the advising office before a student will be permitted to enroll in Education coursework. See the Teacher Certification page for more information.

Master's Degree Admission Requirements

Individuals applying to a Master's degree program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (Graduate GPA may be used in lieu of undergraduate GPA if applicable.  See "Admission Decisions" for details).

GRE scores may be required. See below for minimum score requirements for each program.

Current GRE Scores (effective as of July 2011)
Program

Verbal

Quantitative

Writing

Master of Education in Teaching 153 144 N/A
Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction 153 144 N/A
Master of Education - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (2 of 3 required) 153 144 3.5+
Previous GRE Scores (prior to July 2011)
Program

Verbal

Quantitative

Writing

Master of Education in Teaching 500 500 N/A
Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction 500 500 N/A
Master of Education - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (2 of 3 required) 500 500 3.5+

Applicants seeking admission for C&I programs must submit 2 recommendation forms  to the department via e-mail (templates below).  Applicants seeking admission for ELPS programs must submit 3 recommendation forms  to the department via e-mail (templates below).

Candidates seeking initial teacher certification in the Mid-Level, Secondary, or All-Level grades must have completed 24 undergraduate hours in the content area. A completed Content Declaration form must be on file in the advising office before a student will be permitted to enroll in Education coursework. See the Teacher Certification page for more information.

Admission Decisions - Curriculum & Instruction

Admissions criteria for prospective C&I students are found in the UT Arlington Graduate Catalog, located at this link.

The required Recommendation Form is available for download here.

Admission Decisions - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Unconditional admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction requires TWO of the following THREE criteria to be met:

  1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0   scale, as calculated by the Office of Graduate Studies, or a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher on 12 or more hours may be used in lieu of the undergraduate GPA.
  2. Current GRE score of 153 on the verbal section of the Revised GRE (500 on the old GRE), 144 on the on the quantitative section of the Revised GRE (500 on the old GRE) and 3.5 or higher on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.
  3. Completed recommendation forms from three persons who can assess the applicant's aptitude, academic skills, and abilities needed for success in Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs.
Probationary admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction may be granted if TWO of the following THREE criteria are met:
  1. An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale, as calculated by the Office of Graduate Studies, or a graduate GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale on 12 or more hours.
  2. Current GRE score of 146 on the verbal section of the Revised GRE (400 on the old GRE), 140 on the on the quantitative section of the Revised GRE (400 on the old GRE), and 3.0 or higher on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE.
  3. Completed recommendation forms from three persons who can assess the applicant's aptitude, academic skills and abilities needed for success in Curriculum and Instruction graduate programs.
Terms of Probation: All students admitted under probation status will be required to earn a minimum 3.5 GPA during the first 12 hours of graduate coursework in the program.

Submission of Application Materials

Submit application and pay application fee online:

Submit the following directly to the UT Arlington Office of Graduate Studies (address below):

  • Official copies of transcripts from all previous colleges attended
  • GRE scores (Master's students only)
  • TOEFL scores (if native language is not English)

Master's applicants only, submit the following directly to the College of Education and Health Professionals at coehpadvising@uta.edu

(If you are seeking the new Masters in Brain, Mind, and Education, please submit the following to mbe@uta.edu):

Teacher certification candidates only, submit the following directly to the COEHP advising office (address below):

Submit application and pay application fee online:

Office of Graduate Studies UT Arlington Box 19167 701 S Nedderman Dr Davis Hall, Suite 333 Arlington, TX 76019 College of Education and Health Professions UT Arlington Box 19026 503 W 3rd St. 501 Carlisle Hall Arlington, TX 76019