Graduate Students

Apply as a graduate student if you have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university, or its foreign equivalent, before starting graduate study.

graduate Application Priority Dates

Fall: March 15
Spring: August 15
Summer: February 15

Some graduate programs may have earlier application priority dates. We encourage interested applicants to review their intended program and apply by the application date listed for that program. Applications are still accepted after the priority dates for each term. 

Download Graduate Admissions Checklist

Admissions Requirements

Admission to graduate programs at UTA is competitive. Each academic department sets its own admissions requirements and makes independent admission decisions. Visit your academic department's website for program specific admission requirements. 

Learn More About Academic Programs

How to Apply

Follow these steps to complete the admissions process.

2. Pay Application Fee

If you did not submit your application fee at the time of submitting your admissions application, you can pay it online.

Pay Application Fee Online

3. Optional: Submit Unofficial Transcripts

Students can submit unofficial transcripts for admission through summer 2023. Students who submit unofficial transcripts to be reviewed for admission will still need to submit their official transcripts once the institution(s) have made them available.

Submit Official Transcripts

4. Submit Your official Transcripts

Official transcripts must be received no later than the 12th class day of a student’s first semester. Submit your official transcripts electronically or by mail. If you have foreign coursework, you must submit official foreign transcripts, or marksheets and diplomas, that bear the original university seal and original signature of the Registrar. UTA will accept course-by-course evaluations from companies with NACES or AICE membership as long as it includes a copy of your official transcript.

Learn More About Submitting Official Transcripts

5. Submit Official GRE/GMAT Test Scores

Test scores may be required by your academic department. Official test score reports should be sent directly from the testing agency. UTA's ETS institutional code is 6013. Individuals may be eligible to receive a 50 percent GRE Fee Reduction voucher for the general test and/or a subject test. Visit the GRE website to learn more about the GRE Fee Reduction Program.

Learn more about the GRE Fee Reduction Program

6. Complete Program Requirements

As part of the admissions review process program related documents may be required. Each academic department sets its own admissions criteria. Review program requirements in the University Catalog for more information about these documents, including letters of recommendation, statements of purpose, resumes, portfolios, and more. Departmental application process times vary greatly and some programs require applications up to one year in advance.

Contact an Academic Graduate Advisor

7. Submit FAFSA or TASFA

Students who wish to apply for financial aid must meet certain general eligibility criteria to apply for most need-based financial aid. To be eligible for scholarships students must come FAFSA or TASFA application.

Learn more about FAFSA or TASFA

8. Check Admissions Status

You can check your admissions status through the MyMav student portal, where you can also review if you have any missing items needed to complete your application.

Check your admissions status in MyMav
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Current UTA Students

Current UTA undergraduate students are given the opportunities to continue their education through many graduate resources. Review programs that will best fit your academic and career interests. UTA Graduate Admissions also hosts Graduate School Bound, an in-person session to learn more about graduate school after you graduate with a UTA undergraduate degree.

Update Application

This form will update your application if you have applied or admitted and want to change your semester of enrollment, program of admission or academic level of admission. Students who’ve been denied or deferred decision and want to be reconsidered may also use this form.

Use the Graduate Application for Update/Readmission Form


Under Texas state law, applicant or enrolled student is classified as a Texas resident, a nonresident, or a international student. View residency information or contact graduate residency for details