Admissions

Faculty and staff will evaluate all applicants for admission to the program and priority will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  1. Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 
  2. An applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language to assure success in graduate studies. This requirement will be waived for non-native speakers of English who possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution. Applicants are expected to submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL IBT total score of 79. Further, When the TOEFL IBT is taken, sectional scores of at least 22 on the writing section, 21 on the speaking section, 20 on the reading section, and 16 on the listening section are preferred. However, admission to any graduate program is limited and competitive. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance and programs may give preference to students with higher scores. Only scores submitted directly by ETS or IELTS to UT Arlington are acceptable.

At this time, the GRE is not required for admission to this program.

Students who do not meet these criteria may still be considered if they meet all of the general admissions requirements of the Graduate School. Admission is competitive and meeting the admission requirements will not ensure acceptance in the program.

Prospective international students who reside outside of the U.S. and have no plans for establishing F-1 or J-1 student status are eligible for program admission. Prospective students who have:

  • F-1 or J-1 visa status and reside in the U.S. are not eligible for program admission.
  • F-2 visa status are eligible for program admission, but can take no more than three (3) credit hours per semester.
    • Given the cohort model for the program (six (6) hours per term with a specific schedule for course offerings), this means it would be difficult to progress and complete quickly.
  • J-2 visa status are eligible for program admission.
  • B-1 or B-2 visa status are not eligible for admission to this program.

Prospective students may apply at any time. The program is now accepting applications for a spring cohort with an application deadline of November 19. While it may be possible, we cannot guarantee admission after that date. Please note that this deadline is different from the general university application deadline. It is the student’s responsibility to adhere to departmental deadlines to ensure timely processing and review of their application. 

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