University of Texas Arlington

Arlington, United States

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Eligibility & Documents Required for Admission

Before a student can be accepted, he or she must meet the basic entrance standards. In order to meet these requirements, an applicant must:

  • list items Have a bachelor's degree with a satisfactory grade-point average;
  • list items Have an acceptable and current score on the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate Management Admission Test, as specified by the department or programme to which application is being made
  • list items Demonstrate potential for graduate work in the department or programme to which application is being made.
  • list items Be accepted by the department in which a degree is sought for admission. There are certain programs which want students to satisfactorily complete a background check review and submit it considering it as an important condition of admission.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, and Duolingo are all accepted by UTA. If English is not your first language, you must show that you have a sufficient command of the language in order to succeed in graduate school. Unless you have a bachelor's or master's degree from an approved U.S. university, you must submit official test score reports directly from the testing agency.

    An official test score record sent directly from the testing agency must be submitted. 

    Test Minimum Score
    TOEFL 550
      TOEFL internet-based     79 (22 in writing section, 21 in speaking section, 20 in reading section, and 16 in listening section)  
    IELTS 6.5
    Duolingo 100 (for programs that need TOEFL IBT score of 79)
    Duolingo 105 (for programs which need TOEFL IBT score of 80-85)


    The application and the following credentials should be submitted at least 90 days before the estimated enrollment date:

  • list items Official transcripts of previous college work;
  • list items An official GRE or GMAT exam score that the intended programme requires
  • list items An official TOEFL or IELTS exam score, if the intended programme requires
  • list items Letters of recommendation that the intended programme requires
  • list items Essay or statement of general academic plans that the intended programme requires
  • list items A $75 non-refundable application evaluation fee if no international college or university work has been done, or $90 if there has been foreign college or university work done.
  • Some graduate programmes may set application or consideration deadlines for graduate assistantship applicants that are sooner than Graduate Admissions' normal deadlines. These deadlines will be listed in each department's description of admission requirements. Applicants should thoroughly read the materials and submit their applications before the departmental deadline. Applicants should adhere to the Graduate Admissions dates outlined above if the department does not designate a deadline.


    Admission Dates & Process

    Priority Dates for Graduate Applications:

  • list items Summer: February 15
  • list items Fall: March 15
  • list items Spring: August 15
  • Some graduate programmes may have application priority dates that are earlier. The institution urges interested individuals to research their desired programme and apply by the program's application deadline. Applications are still accepted after the priority deadlines for each term, but you must submit your application and supporting papers by the priority dates to be considered for admission. To be eligible for program-specific financing opportunities such as assistantships and fellowships, you must apply far ahead of your desired start date. 


  • list items Apply online at
  • list items Pay the application fee.
  • list items Official transcripts from all colleges and institutions must be sent [the preferred option is to send them electronically through your school].
  • list items If required, submit official GRE or GMAT test scores.
  • list items Additional documentation necessary by your selected academic department should be submitted: Program-related papers may be required as part of the admissions evaluation process. Admissions standards are defined by each academic department.
  • list items Scores on the English language proficiency test should be submitted. [Applicants who do not speak English as their first language must provide TOEFL or IELTS scores.] If you have a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. university, scores are not required.]
  • list items Use MyMav, to check the admission status. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Overall, there is a 22:1 student-to-professor ratio.
    Your acceptance to the university cannot be assured, and the review of your transcripts cannot be completed prior to the start of classes.
    Processing takes from 7 to 30 business days from the time the application is submitted. The time it takes to process an application varies depending on how much time has passed since the previous semester began. Use MyMav, to check the status of your application.