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School of Urban and Public Affairs

Master's Programs Application Procedures

Master’s programs admit students to begin in the fall or spring semesters.

Applications are strongly encouraged to be submitted online. Paper application forms are available for U.S. students and for international students from the Graduate School.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all application materials are received by the relevant deadline. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline may be deferred.

Once an admission decision is made, applicants will receive a letter from The UT Arlington Graduate School.

Along with all Graduate School Application Requirements, a complete application to SUPA master’s programs includes:

a. Official transcripts from the colleges and universities attended. Information about submitting official transcripts is available from the Graduate Catalog.

b. Official test score reports for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and, for international applicants, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Information about submitting official test scores is available from the Graduate Catalog. The ETS code for UTA is 6013. Information about taking these tests is available from the Graduate School.

Exceptions:
i. Outstanding UT Arlington graduates may qualify for GRE waiver providing they meet certain requirements;
ii. An applicant holding either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university is not required to submit a TOEFL, TOEFL iBT, or IELTS score for admission purposes.

c. Three Letters of Recommendation attesting to the applicant’s potential to do master’s-level work and complete the program. Letters for master’s programs should be from professors or supervisors at work (download Letter of Recommendation form).

d. Essay by applicant approximately one double-spaced page in length (approximately 250 words). The Essay is considered both for its content and writing quality. The Essay should address the following questions: 1. Why do you want to earn a master’s degree in the program for which you are applying? 2. What relevant background and experience do you bring to the program? The essay can also include other concerns you’d like to bring to the attention of the Graduate Advisor or Master’s Admissions Committee.

Where to send:
Official transcripts and test scores must be sent directly to the Graduate School by the institution and ETS respectively. The Graduate School address is:

Office of Graduate Studies
701 S Nedderman Drive
Davis Hall, Room 333
UT Arlington Box 19167
Arlington TX. 76019-0167

Letters of recommendation and essay should be sent directly to:

Academic Advisor
SUPA Box 19588
Arlington, TX 76019
or faxed to:
Attn: Academic Advisor, 817.272.5008