Graduate Admissions for UTA Undergraduates
Department participation in these programs is voluntary. Please check departmental records to determine if your program has requested and received approval to participate in these special programs.
Facilitated Admission for Outstanding UTA Undergraduates
Upon the recommendation of the Graduate Advisor, outstanding graduates of UTA may be admitted to a Master’s degree program by advanced admission. To qualify, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
Graduation from a commensurate Bachelor’s degree program at UTA no more than one academic year prior to the semester for which admission is sought. A commensurate Bachelor’s degree program is one that is a normal feeder program for the Master’s degree program to which you seek admission. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also eligible; in such cases, advanced admission is conditional upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree.
Your grade-point average must equal or exceed 3.5 in each of two calculations:
- The grade-point average in the last 60 hrs of study as calculated by Graduate Admissions for admission purposes
- All work completed at UTA to date
If you qualify for advanced admission you will be admitted without completing the application for admission, submitting an application evaluation charge or taking the GRE or GMAT. Some programs may require a higher grade-point average to qualify. Not all graduate programs participate in this program.
Waiver of the Graduate Record Examination
Outstanding UTA graduates may qualify for a waiver of the requirements for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To qualify you must meet the following minimum requirements:
Graduation from a commensurate Bachelor's degree program at UTA no more than 3 academic years prior to admission to the graduate program. A commensurate bachelor's degree program is one that is a normal feeder program for the Master's degree program to which you seek admission. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also eligible; in such cases, admission with the GRE waiver is contingent upon successful completion of the Bachelor's degree.
Your UTA grade-point average must equal or exceed 3.0 in each of two calculations:
- In the last 60 hours of study
- In all undergraduate coursework completed at UTA
- You must submit the new student application for admission and provide other application supporting documents. Some programs may require higher grade-point averages to qualify. Not all graduate programs participate in this program.
Integrated Five-year Programs
Designed for outstanding senior level students in their undergraduate program, with focus in pursuing a Master’s degree. Students admitted to integrated programs meet the requirements to earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in a 5 year format. Not offered in all programs. Refer to program information in the University Catalog.
Application To Exceptional Admission Programs For UTA Undergraduate Students: Fast Track
Upon recommendation of the Graduate Advisor, outstanding graduates of UTA may be admitted to a Master’s degree program by fast track admission. The program is designed to encourage gifted students to complete a Master’s degree following approximately one year of full-time graduate study. Participating undergraduate students use a set of courses specified by their graduate program to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate Master’s degree requirements.
Students must formally apply to and be accepted by a participating graduate program as a Fast Track student. Fast track students successfully completing all requirements of the program will be automatically admissible to the associated Master’s program and they will not have to submit the formal application for admission, pay an application evaluation fee, or take the GRE. Not all programs offer a Fast Track option. Interested students should consult with their intended program’s graduate advisor for detailed information regarding requirements and application procedures.