Graduate Degree Academic Honors

Every student earning a graduate degree from the Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas is considered for graduate academic honors based on the grade-point average (GPA) of all courses taken to fulfill the requirements of each graduate degree earned.

Students earning an academic honor are entitled to reference the honor on their resume or curriculum vitae and wear the designated regalia cord representing the honor at commencement.

Notifications of eligibility are sent from the JSOM Graduate Programs Office in the weeks prior to graduation commencement ceremonies each semester. At that time, those eligible will receive an emailed link to request a printed certificate of academic honor.

Designated regalia cords are available for purchase at the UT Dallas University Bookstore following student notification. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase the honor cord and wear it to graduation ceremonies.

Academic Honors for Graduate Degrees

Academic Honors



High Distinction 4.0 – 3.895 Gold
Distinction 3.894 – 3.745 Silver
Recognition 3.744 – 3.5 White

For questions regarding JSOM Graduate Degree Academic Honors, please email the JSOM Graduate Programs Office.