Eligibility & Documents Required for Admission

University of Texas Dallas GRE Code - 6897

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to graduate programmes must have completed at least the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree in the United States from an institution recognised by that country's ministry of education after completing the 12th grade of secondary or high school. On the basis of a holistic review, applicants with three-year undergraduate degrees will be evaluated for admission to our master's programmes. A 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher overall grade point average is required.

One of the following can be used to meet the English proficiency requirements:

  •   TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (Internet-based test): Minimum score of 80
  •   Minimum TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) score is 550.
  •   Minimum IELTS score is 6.5
  •   Pearson Minimum score on the Academic English Test (PTE) is 67.
  •   Level 112 is completed at an ELS Language Center.
  •   Minimum score on the Duolingo English Test is 105. 

The Office of Admission and Enrolment at UT Dallas requires the following:

  •   Online application and the application fees.
  •   A non-refundable evaluation cost of $50.
  •   Evidence of English proficiency.
  •   Score on the GRE or GMAT.
  •   Diplomas and/or certificates of completion of a degree programme. Scanned copies with certified English translations from the relevant academic institution or government agency.
  •   All transcripts or mark sheets from college or university.
  •   Recommendations letters
  •   Non-English documents must be certified translated.

Admission Dates & Process

To be considered for admission to a graduate programme, UT Dallas encourages applicants to submit their application and supporting materials as soon as feasible. The deadlines for submitting an application and accompanying materials are listed below:

UT Dallas Application Deadlines 2022


   Deadlines for Early Application and Documentation   

   Deadlines for Regular Application and Documentation   

   Deadlines for Late Application and Documentation    

Fall Full-Term

January 15

May 1

Day prior to the First
Day of Classes


May 15

1st October

Day prior to the First
Day of Classes

  Summer (11-week session)  

October 15

March 1

Day prior to the First
Day of Classes

Please keep in mind that deadlines may vary depending on the programme. Examine the programme information page for the programme to which you are applying to see if there is a different deadline for your programme.

When your application and any supporting papers, such as transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, essay, and résumé, are received on or before the deadline, your application is considered complete.


  •   Complete the graduate application at UT Dallas.
  •   Application fee and $50 non-refundable international credential evaluation fee must be submitted.
  •   Upload digital pdf copies of the following documents into the online application to speed up the processing of your application:
  •   English proficiency scores from either of the following: IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or ELS 112
  •   Transcripts and degree certificates (if relevant) from all colleges/universities attended
  •   GRE and GMAT (Graduate Admissions Tests) (if applicable - see programme page for requirement)
  •   Essay
  •   Resume
  •   Recommendation letters (should be requested within online application)


Frequently Asked Questions

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The retention rate in the University of Texas in Dallas is 88%. It is a good sign that full-time students like the school and their teachers and want to stay a year longer. It is also a sign that the admissions team did a good job of selecting candidates that fit the school.
The on-time graduation rate is usually four years for someone who has a bachelor's degree. This rate at UT Dallas for first-time, full-time students is 48%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
Applications are accepted and reviewed by the Office of Admission and Enrollment on the regular basis. Completed application files are examined on a rolling basis, and you will hear back from the University within four to six weeks.
To assist students, many institutions are working in a virtual capacity. For additional information on transcript request possibilities, we recommend contacting your university directly. Electronic transcripts (through systems such as SPEEDE, Naviance, Parchment, and others) can help speed up the application process. If you are unable to get an official transcript from your institution, please contact the university directly at [email protected].

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