Admission to the M.S. in Marketing Research (MSMR) program is based upon the completion of the general admission requirements of the Graduate School. For MSMR program admission a score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and record of undergraduate (and post-graduate, if applicable) academic performance are required. Students for whom English is not their native language must achieve a satisfactory TOEFL score (specified below). International applicants who score below minimum acceptable levels on the verbal portion of entrance examinations may be admitted under the condition that they pass an English proficiency exam or complete U.T. Arlington’s Graduate English Skills Program prior to beginning graduate course work.
Applicants are encouraged to submit with their application a resume that highlights career objectives, professional and personal accomplishments, computer expertise, and leadership experience. Applicants with two to five years of experience are preferred, though postgraduate work experience is not a requirement for admission. A standardized test score (GMAT) will not be used as the sole criterion for approving or denying an applicant’s admission to the MSMR program.
A decision to admit unconditionally is made based on the totality of information listed below, and not on any single factor alone.
Admission may be denied if the applicant is so far below expectations on any combination of the criteria listed above as to indicate that he or she would not be able to perform at an acceptable level in the MSMR program.
An applicant who fails to meet one or more of the criteria above, but who shows promise based on the other criteria, may be admitted for one semester under the condition that he or she perform well in the program and remove the deficiency within that semester.
An applicant may be admitted provisionally if he or she appears to meet the requirements for unconditional admission but the official documentation is lacking for one or more requirement. Such documentation must be provided within the first semester of study in the program.