Admission Requirements

For information regarding the Graduate Admission requirements, please see the General Information Catalog.

Graduate School Select Admission Program

For information regarding the Graduate School Select Admission Program, please see the General Information Catalog.

Admission with Conditions

For information regarding Conditional Admission, please see the General Information Catalog.

Admission as a Nondegree Student

For information regarding Admission as a Nondegree Student, please see the General Information Catalog.

Applying for Admission

Application for admission to the Graduate School consists of submitting the official online application form, transcripts, test scores, and processing fees to the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC). Instructions and forms are available at the Graduate School’s admissions website. Students may also indicate their interest in assistantships and fellowships on the application form.

Each graduate program may require the submission of additional materials. These materials vary by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of the student’s work, and personal statements. Information about required materials is available from the graduate program.

Because graduate programs set and maintain their own application deadlines, applicants must be sure to inquire about the deadline for the program to which they are applying. Many programs have deadlines as early as December 1 for the following summer semester or fall semester, but some programs set different dates. Few graduate programs admit new students for the spring semester; those that do generally have deadlines no later than October 1. It is the applicant’s responsibility to meet the deadline set by the graduate program. A list of program deadlines is given at the Graduate School’s admissions website.

Deadlines for those seeking financial aid. Information about financial aid and financial aid deadlines is given on the Financial Aid page.

International Students

In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission, international applicants must demonstrate sufficient competence in English to study effectively at the University, unless otherwise exempt. These applicants are required to submit scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to the Graduate School. Information about TOEFL and IELTS is published online.

Because transcripts from foreign universities require special evaluation, prospective international students are advised to complete their application well in advance of deadlines. Early submission gives the University enough time to process the application and gives the applicant enough time to obtain visas and make travel arrangements if admission is granted. A nonrefundable application fee is required with each application for admission to the Graduate School, the McCombs School of Business, or the School of Law. All payments must be in US dollars and drawn on US banks. Current fee amounts are given in the Application Processing Fees section of the General Information Catalog.

International students must maintain approved comprehensive health insurance or coverage. The student’s registration bill includes the premium for the University health insurance policy, unless approval to substitute alternate, comparable coverage has been given by the International Office.