How to Apply

  1. Apply to UTA's Graduate School 
  2. Apply to Your Intended Program and Department 
  3. Check Your Application Status
  4. Get Advised and Register for Classes

Graduate Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: Nov. 1

Summer: April 1 

We may continue to accept applications after the deadline for certain programs. Additionally, some graduate programs may have different application deadlines. We encourage interested applicants to review their intended program and apply by the application date listed for that program. 

Applying after the deadline? Contact Us.

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Important Info for Graduate Applicants

As required by Texas HB1508, applicants need to be aware of the following.

  1. In order to receive a teacher certification in Texas, you must pass a criminal history background check.
  2. If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for an educator, you could be ineligible to earn this certification from the state of Texas.
  3. You have a right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency prior to admission into this program. The Texas Education Agency currently charges a $50 fee for this criminal history evaluation.

For more information on Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation: Click Here

  • Pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator.
  • Pursuant to the TEC, §22.0835, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to clinical teaching.
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International Graduate Students

We have resources to help you complete your admissions application as an international graduate student.

All applications are processed through the Office of Admissions.

Applicants who do not meet requirements for admission may be admitted under probationary status, as outlined in the Graduate Catalog for each departments.

NOTE: All admissions decisions are under the purview of the academic program and its faculty, and meeting minimum qualification criteria does NOT guarantee admissions. 

Teacher certification candidates only: Submit a Content Declaration form directly to the COEd advising office at

Office of Graduate Studies
UTA Box 19167
701 S Nedderman Dr
University Administration Building, Suite 333
Arlington, TX 76019

All students must meet qualifications specified in Texas Administrative Code §227.10 in order to participate in educator preparation programs. Per §227.10, the minimum overall grade point average is 2.5 or at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework. Students who do not meet the grade point average requirement should consult with their graduate advisor to determine their eligibility.