International Graduates

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

How to Apply

1. Submit application and pay application fee

2. Submit Official Transcripts and Records

3. Submit Official Test Scores

4. Submit Departmental Requirements 

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Application Priority Dates

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

The Spring 2021 Deadline Has Been Extended to Friday, January 8th, 2021

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. 


Before you Apply

Please review the application steps on this page before you apply in order to avoid confusion or processing delays. Application processing times vary greatly according to department. Some degree programs with very selective admission procedures may require that you apply nine months to a year in advance in order to be considered.

Admissions Requirements

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


University Catalog

Tuition and Affordability

For program specific requirement and merit-based funding opportunities, visit tuition and affordability or contact your intended program graduate advisor. 
Tuition and Affordability

International Graduate Next Steps

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International Graduate Admissions Checklist

Download our UTA International Graduate Admissions Checklist so you don't miss application dates and program specific requirements.

English Language Test Score Requirements

UTA accepts TOEFL or IELTS or Duolingo. If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate a sufficient level of skill with the English language to assure success in graduate studies. You are required to submit official test score reports directly from the testing agency unless you hold a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited U.S institution.

You are required to submit an official test score report sent directly from the testing agency. UTA's ETS institutional code is 6013. 

Review the program requirements in the University Catalog for more information. 


Test Minimum Score
TOEFL paper-based
TOEFL internet-based
79 (with sectional scores of 22 writing, 21 speaking, 20 reading, and 16 listening)
Duolingo  100 (for academic programs requiring a TOEFL IBT score of 79) 
Duolingo 105 (for academic programs requiring a TOEFL IBT score of 80-85)


Submit Your Official Transcripts and Test Scores

You will need to submit official documentation, including transcripts/marksheets, from each college or university you attended to the Office of Admissions. Please note that all application materials, including transcripts, become property of UTA upon receipt and cannot be returned. 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. Please review UTA's transcript guidelines.

Official Transcript Guidelines

Unofficial Transcript Review

If you have submitted your graduate application, unofficial transcripts may be uploaded for admissions review. If granted admission, official transcripts will be required before you can register for classes. View the document submission page for complete details.

Transcript Submission Page

A Maverick Reminder: Did you submit unofficial transcripts? 

Please be advised, 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. Official transcripts should be received no later than the 12th class day of a student’s first semester.  You can submit your official transcripts to the Office of Admissions electronically or by mail. Please review official transcript guidelines for more information. 


Submit Program-Specific Requirements

Additional required documents required for admission are determined by each academic department. Review the program requirements in the University Catalog for more information about these documents, including letters or recommendation, statements of purpose, resume, portfolio, and more.

International Graduate Cost of Attendance & Visa Requirements 

The U.S Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that you show proof that adequate resources are available to meet their first year of educational and living expenses, currently estimated at $39,705. A completed financial statement form must be completed and returned with indicated documentation before an I-20 can be issued. Financial documents may be submitted online. If you are already studying in the U.S on an F-1 (student) visa, you must have established transfer eligibility before transfer is initiated by UTA by submitting a school transfer notification.  

Graduate Advisors

Want to contact a graduate advisor? Look through our list of graduate advisors from every academic department.

Graduate Advisors for each college

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

Update Your Application

If you have applied or have been admitted, but want to change your semester of enrollment, program of admission or academic level of admission, please use our update application form

Update or Reactivate Application

Applying for Readmission

If you have been given a denied or deferred decision and want your application reconsidered, please use our update application form

Update or Reactivate Application