The Office of Graduate Studies is administratively located in the Office of the Vice President for Research.
The goal of graduate study is to develop a student's potential for original research, scholarship, creative expression, and professional success. It actively involves creative and scholarly pursuits that foster knowledge and professional skills and prepares graduate students for roles as thought-leaders and stewards of their disciplines and professions.
The mission of the Office of Graduate Studies is to foster rigorous inquiry, discovery, innovation, and the spirit of creative scholarship by promoting university-wide standards of excellence and equity in graduate education. The Office is committed to assuring that graduate study at UT Arlington meets the highest academic, ethical, and professional standards. As an advocate for excellence and equity, the Office of Graduate Studies promotes the interests of graduate students and graduate education in departmental, university, state, and national arenas. It highlights and encourages adoption of best practices to promote student academic and professional success. Additionally, the Office of Graduate Studies reviews and develops graduate policies in collaboration with the graduate faculty as well as regularly assessing graduate programs to promote continuous improvement.
History and Overview
The Office of Graduate Studies, and a graduate faculty of more than 400, partner in creating high standards for academic accomplishment and in achieving an intellectual environment of the highest quality for the University community.
The first graduate programs at The University of Texas at Arlington began in 1966 with the initiation of six master's degree programs. Doctoral degree programs were launched in 1969 with a Ph.D. in engineering. Today the University offers master's degrees in 71 disciplines or interdisciplinary programs and 30 doctoral degree programs.