Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of the most common questions that prospective students ask us.
How do I apply for Graduate School?
- You can apply for graduate school using the application forms listed on the Graduate Studies website at: https://grad.pci.uta.edu/programs/forms/. Click on the link that applies to your situation.
How much is tuition?
- Fees and tuition are subject to change, but you can use the Registration Cost Estimator to calculate the estimated cost for tution.
What is the deadline to apply for admissions?
What do I need to score on my TOEFL?
- As part of an undconditional admission for the graduate program, a student would need to score a minimum of 500 on the handwritten TOEFL (213 on the computer-based version or 79 on the TOEFL iBT) if English is not the applicant’s native language. Students applying for the Master's or PhD program who do not meet the requirements of the unconditional admission can be admitted on a probationary admission with conditions specified by their Graduate Advisor.
My native language is not English but all of my schooling was done in English. Do I still need to provide a TOEFL score?
- Graduate Studies requires an applicant whose native language is not English to submit a TOEFL score. Graduate Studies does not require the TOEFL or IELTS for an applicant whose native language is not English if he or she holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a US Institution.
What are the GRE requirements?
- As part of an unconditional admission, a student would need to score a minimum of 148 on the quantitative and 146 on the verbal sections for the master's program (600 and 400, respectively, on the old scale). If you are applying for the PhD program, you would be required to score a minimum of 155 on the quantitative and 150 on the verbal sections (700 and 450, respectively, in the old scale). Students applying for the Master's or PhD program who do not meet the requirements of the unconditional admission can be admitted on a probationary admission with conditions specified by their Graduate Advisor.
How many students are in your program?
- In Fall 2012, we had 318 students enrolled in our undergraduate and graduate programs. There were 134 undergraduate students, 136 master's students, and 48 doctoral students.
What kind of job opportunities will be available when I graduate?
- We can't predict what the job market would be like when you graduate. One of the great things about going to school at UT Arlington is that the university is in the middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a major industrial center, which provides you the opportunity to interact with local industry. The companies in this area are well aware of our school and our students. Sometimes, when they have job openings or internship opportunities, they let us know about it to ensure our students apply. We often post these openings on our Facebook page and the IMSE website. To find out what kind of jobs you can get with a degree in industrial engineering, visit our industrial engineers faq page.
What percentage of applicants are accepted?
- There are no limits to the number of students we accept. If you meet the unconditional admissions requirement for your program, then you will be accepted. We also accept students on a probationary status for those who do not meet all the requirements to be accepted unconditionally, but has shown that they can succeed in our program. The Graduate Advisor would have to evaluate your credentials and the student would have to meet certain conditions in order to remain in the program.
Are there any GTA or GRA opportunities?
- New PhD and MS students are automatically considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) award, subject to availability of funds. No special application is needed, since we get our information on you from your application file. For GRA awards, you may also contact the professor with whom you want to work and let him/her know your interests and qualifications. Our research faculty look for students with research experience or special skills that are useful in IE research. Publications in refereed journals or conference proceedings strengthen your case.
- Students already in the graduate program, as IMSE students at UTA, must fill out an application form for any assistantship. The form is available in the IMSE office.
I've taken some courses at another university or community college, are my classes transferable?