Admission Requirements and Deadlines

MSMR Admission Requirements

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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. 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 or GRE) will not be used as the sole criterion for approving or denying an applicant’s admission to the MSMR program.

MSMR admission criteria

MSMR Application Deadlines

The following are deadlines by which the applicant must submit application materials. Applicants may apply to begin studies in the spring, summer, or fall. It is recommended that all application materials be received one month earlier than the specified deadline for the applicant’s desired session.

Semester U.S. Applicants International Students, Permanent Residents & Resident Aliens
Fall Semester Jun 1 May 1
Spring Semester Dec 1 Oct 1
Summer Semester Apr 1 Mar 1

Important Information for International Applicants

A new requirement for international applicants is a PERSONAL INTERVIEW. This may be done in person or by telephone. Please send your email address to the MSMR Program Director so that a time for the interview may be set. NO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT HAVING HAD THIS INTERVIEW.


The following materials are required for application to the MSMR program:

*Even though the form states that the recommender may substitute a letter for the UTA form, the MSMR program requires the form. A recommender may add a letter if he or she wishes.

Advice on preparing for the GMAT

All application materials may be downloaded and printed from the Graduate School Admissions site. However, you are encouraged to apply online. However you submit the application form, all other materials EXCEPT the resume, personal statement, and recommendation forms should be mailed to:

Graduate School Admissions
The University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19167
Arlington, TX 76019-0167

These materials include: application fee ($30 for U.S. applicants, $60 for others), official transcripts of all college/university work (sent from the institution), evidence of award of bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, and test scores sent by ETS (the UTA code number is 6013). If you apply online, you may pay the fee by credit card. International applicants must also submit proper financial documentation.

The resume, personal statement, and recommendation forms should be sent to:

Robert Rogers, Ph.D.
MSMR Program Director
Marketing Department
The University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19469
Arlington, TX 76019

Additional information about applying may be found at the UTA Graduate Admissions Web site.