Admission Requirements and Tuition


JSOM Tuition and Admission Requirements

Please review the requirements and tuition that are applicable for all degree-seeking programs. You need to complete the online application form and pay the application fee by the deadline date for the semester to which you are applying. Please visit the UT Dallas Bursars office for more information on tuition and fees.

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • MS Programs
  • MBA Programs
  • PhD Programs
  • Executive Education Programs
  • Tuition Plans
Apply for Undergraduate Program

All undergraduate applicants apply directly to The UT Dallas central admission’s office. To reach an admission’s office representative, call (972) 883-2270 or 1-800-889-2443. To learn about the application guidelines, deadlines, fees and financial aid, please visit the UT Dallas undergraduate admission’s office.

Admission Process for Freshman Student

Freshmen are encouraged to apply to UT Dallas early in their senior year of high school. For the purposes of admission and scholarship consideration, a student will be evaluated as a freshman if the student’s first matriculation at a college or university during a long semester after graduating from high school will occur at UT Dallas. Some admissions may require the completion of additional preparatory work before full-time enrollment in the University, and any deficiencies in the student’s high school coursework must be resolved before graduating from the University.

Admission Process for Transfer Student

A student will be evaluated as transfer for the purposes of admission and scholarship consideration if the student matriculated (enrolled) at a college or university other than UT Dallas in one or more long semesters after graduating from high school and prior to matriculating at UT Dallas. Applications are accepted for admission from transfer students for the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Apply for Graduate Program

Graduate applicants must meet both the University of Texas at Dallas graduate school requirements as well as program specific admission requirements.

GMAT or GRE Score

An official and competitive GMAT or GRE score, no more than five years old by date of application is required from all applicants, except for:

  • Candidates who have a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD or Juris Doctor. (Please note that there is no waiver of GMAT or GRE for applicants who have earned other Masters degrees.)
  • Fall 2015 and forward: High achieving candidates who obtained an undergraduate degree from a university with an AACSB accredited business school (regardless of the candidate’s undergraduate major) and achieved a GPA in the last 60 hours at or above a 3.600

Please note that the school’s current admitted average GMAT score is 600, and the average admitted GRE score is 320 (1240 based on the old scoring system).

To indicate where the official GMAT score should be sent, please follow the list of GMAT Program Codes or, if submitting the GRE, use our
GRE School Code: R6897.

Official Transcripts

Local applicants must submit official transcripts from all U.S. based colleges and universities attended, including any graduate program in which the applicant was enrolled for admission. These transcripts must be certified, signed or stamped official by the university’s Registrar Office. Transcripts must be mailed to the Office of Admission and Enrollment Services at the address below or may be transferred electronically between the institutions and UT Dallas.

International applicants and U.S. citizen and permanent resident applicants with an international degree must submit an official attested photocopy of academic documents such as a transcript, diploma, mark sheets, provisional degree certificate and or your final degree certificate, in a school sealed envelope with the school seal stamped on the back side of the envelope (see a list of examples of required academic documents needed).

The applicant’s GPA from his/her last 60 semester credit hours will be used as a part of the admission committee’s review for competitiveness for admission (currently, the average admitted GPA is a 3.3).

English Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE) Score

For all international applicants, an official English proficiency exam score, no more than two years old from the date of application, from one of three testing services is required. We accept the TOEFL (minimum 80 IBT), IELTS (minimum 6.5), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE, minimum 67). Our institutional TOEFL code is 6897.

Note: Completion of ELS level 112 meets English proficiency.

There are only two waivers of this requirement for international applicants:

  • International applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in the United States is waived from submitting the English proficiency score.

  • International applicants who are from a country whose official governmental language is English AND whose education has been entirely in English. Please see the list of countries whose citizens meet the waiver criteria for English proficiency.

Resume

A detailed resume of all work history. This may be submitted with the online application, or you can submit a hard copy by mail or email. Work experience is not required for MS degrees, however, prior working experience is highly considered for the MBA programs.

Letter of Recommendation*

Three letters of recommendation from current or past employers, community leaders, current or former professors, or others, are required. Applicants are also welcome to use more than one individual from a workplace or organization. Letters of recommendation may be submitted through the online letter of recommendation system in the online application, or you can submit a hard copy by mail, email, or fax at the address below. We do not require a specific recommendation form or format, however, you can use the format that is provided by the admission office.

NOTE: Starting Spring 2016, only one professional letter of recommendation from current or past employers is required for admission to be submitted through the online application system.

Personal Objectives Statement

A one-page, double-spaced, typed essay outlining the applicant’s academic interests and goals. This may be submitted with the online application, or you can submit a hard copy by mail, email, or fax at the address below.

All applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to guarantee the selection of the most qualified applicants based upon a holistic review of the items listed above.

Mail Official Transcripts and Academic Documents

The University of Texas at Dallas
Admission and Enrollment Services
800 W Campbell Rd (ROC 11)
Richardson TX 75080-3021

Letters, Resume and Personal Statement:

If not electronically submitted with your application or mailed in with your transcripts, please email your letters of recommendation, resume, and/or personal statement to som-grad@utdallas.edu. Please include your application ID with your email.

Master’s Degree Program Prerequisites

Prerequisite knowledge in calculus is a requirement for most Masters of Science programs. Applicants need to have earned a “B” or better in calculus or its equivalent to satisfy the prerequisite. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement may be admitted but will need to satisfy the prerequisite within the first semester of UT Dallas course work, by taking OPRE 6303 (Quantitative Foundations of Business.)

  • Applicants to the MS Marketing, MS Healthcare Management, MS International Management Studies, MS Information Technology and Management and MS Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs do not have the calculus prerequisite requirement.
  • Applicants to the MS Finance program require basic statistics as a program prerequisite. Students who have not meet the basic statistics prerequisite will need to complete OPRE 6301 to complete the basic statistics requirement for the MS Finance Program.
  • Applicants to the MS Accounting program are required to have or obtain some additional accounting class prerequisites. An applicant that does not have the appropriate prerequisites would not be excluded from admission for this reason; rather, these classes would need to be completed in addition to the core 36 credit hours in the MS Accounting degree. The specific accounting course prerequisite would need to be satisfied as much as possible in the beginning of the program start. See the MS Accounting program for more information.

Credit is not earned for program prerequisites, however, all grades earned in graduate courses impact the cumulative GPA. Deficiencies must be remedied during the first semester of the graduate program. For more information, please contact JSOM advising office (972) 883-2750.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students that desire admission as a non-degree seeking student must meet all the admission requirements specified above for degree seeking students, including all relevant test scores (GMAT or GRE, TOEFL, IELTS or PTE). Students who decide to switch to degree seeking status will have to apply to the degree program. If admitted, at most six semester credit hours taken as a non-degree seeking student can be transferred to the degree program. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Students in the U.S. on an F1 or J1 Visa may only be admitted to degree seeking status. Please consult with the International Student Services, if you are in doubt concerning your status.

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizen and Permanent Residents

Fall Deadline: July 1st
Spring Deadline: November 1st
Summer Deadline: April 1st

International and Visa Applicants

Fall Deadline: May 1st
Spring Deadline: September 1st
Summer Deadline: March 1st

Apply for MBA Program

Please note we are still accepting applications for Fall 2015 until all seats are filled.

  • Application Instructions

    The Full-Time MBA and Professional Evening Cohort MBA Programs start a new class each Fall. The Professional Flex MBA and Professional Online MBA Program can be started in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Interviews are required of all students who matriculate into the Full-Time MBA and Professional MBA Evening Cohort Programs and are granted on an invitation-only basis.

    Applicants for the Full-Time MBA and Professional MBA Programs must submit the following to be considered for admission into the degree program. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. Please note applicants for the MS/MBA program apply following MS program admission requirements.

  • Application Requirements

    • A complete online application. An application is considered complete/ready for review once all supporting documents have been received by our office.
    • Official transcripts from previous graduating college/university both in English and local language. Transcript must show conferral of a degree. All official certified, signed or stamped transcripts must be mailed to Admission and Enrollment Services (address below). Sealed enclosed certified copy of degree certificate if degree granted by a non-US institution.

      Send Transcripts to:
      The University of Texas at Dallas
      Admission and Enrollment Services, ROC 11
      800 W Campbell Rd
      Richardson, TX 75080-3021
      E-transcripts can be emailed to UT Dallas Admission

    • GMAT/ GRE scores no more than five years old (Our GRE School Code is R6897). GMAT Codes can be found here. Any candidate who already has obtained a PhD or US-based MD or JD or, who graduated from an MS program within the Jindal School, may request a GMAT/ GRE waiver from the MBA Programs Office. High achieving Fall 2015 Professional MBA candidates: Please note you may also request a GMAT/GRE waiver if you obtained your undergraduate degree from a university with an AACSB accredited business school (regardless of your undergraduate major) and achieved a GPA in your last 60 hours at or above a 3.6. Please contact the MBA Programs Office for more information.
    • All international students are required to provide an English proficiency test no more than two years old from one of three testing services: TOEFL, PTE, and IELTS (School Code: 6897).
    • One professional letter of recommendation from current or past employers, community leaders, former professors, etc. Letters are to be submitted through the online application system.
    • The Full-Time MBA Program requires two essays and the Professional MBA Program requires one. All essays are described in the online application system.
    • A detailed resume of all work history to be uploaded into the online application system.
    • Interviews by invitation (only Full-Time MBA and Professional MBA Evening Cohort programs).
    • Prerequisite knowledge in calculus is a requirement for the Professional MBA programs. Applicants need to have earned a “B” or better in calculus or its equivalent to satisfy the prerequisite. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement may be admitted but will need to satisfy the prerequisite within the first semester of UT Dallas course work by taking OPRE 6303 (Quantitative Foundations of Business). Applicants may also elect to complete Math 1325 at a community college prior to matriculation to satisfy this requirement.
  • Application Fees

    • Full-Time MBA: $100 Domestic; $150 International
    • Professional MBA: $50 Domestic; $100 International
    • UT Dallas alumni receive an application fee waiver
    • U.S. Veterans are encouraged to contact the MBA Programs Office for an application fee waiver
    • A late fee of $75 is added to the application fee after the deadline.
      • Fall Semester: Domestic July 1st, International May 1st
      • Spring Semester: Domestic Oct 15th, International Oct 15th
      • Summer Semester: Domestic Mar 1st, International Mar 1st
  • Application Deadline

    The MBA Admission Committee reviews and considers applications for program admission in rounds. Applications received after the final deadline for the specific term of entry will be considered on a rolling basis should seats remain available.

    All scholarships are merit based and recipients may receive in-state tuition status. Candidates seeking scholarship are encouraged to apply in earlier rounds. GMAT and GRE prep course scholarships are also available for those who apply in Rounds 1 and 2. Please contact the MBA Programs Office for more information.

    Full-Time MBA & Professional Evening Cohort

    Fall

    RoundDeadlineNotification
    1October 15December 20
    2January 15February 20
    3March 1April 15
    4May 1June 15

    Professional Online MBA & Professional Flex MBA Program

    Fall

    RoundDeadlineNotification
    1October 15December 20
    2January 15February 20
    3March 1April 15
    4May 1June 15

    Spring

    RoundDeadlineNotification
    1August 15October 1
    2October 15December 20

    Summer

    RoundDeadlineNotification
    1October 15December 20
    2January 15February 20
    3March 1April 15
  • Scholarship

    Scholarships – Full-Time MBA

    Two types of scholarships are available for the Full-Time MBA Program–Cohort and Corporate. Both scholarships are merit based and will be determined along with your admission decision. To be considered, applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, but scholarships may still be available after that date. In addition to scholarships, students may apply for financial aid through the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.

    Accepted applicants compete for full and partial academic scholarships, international trip scholarships and teaching assistantships. Your scholarship package may consist of one or more of the above forms of assistance. In recent years, 75 percent of our incoming class was awarded some form of scholarship based on merit. Out-of-state scholarship recipients receive a waiver for in-state-tuition rates. Last year’s class received an average award of more than $9,000.

    In addition, the UT Dallas Office of Financial Aid works closely with all admitted students who have completed a financial aid application and who may be eligible for loans, grants or a combination of the two, based on need. Short-term loan programs are available for international students as well.

    Scholarships – Professional MBA

    The Naveen Jindal School of Management awards some merit-based scholarships to new and continuing Professional MBA students in Fall and Spring semesters. Each scholarship may have specific requirements based on the purpose of the scholarship; however, the JSOM Graduate Scholarship Committee will consider applicants for all available scholarships. Visit the JSOM scholarships page to view the requirements and apply.

  • Full-Time MBA Tuition & Fees

    Please visit UT Dallas Tuition Plans for the most up-to-date tuition and fee information. Below shows an example of estimated tuition based on different registration scenarios (this should only be used as a guide). Scholarship recipients pay at the in-state tuition rate. The MBA program office can address any questions you may have.

    Scenario 1 – No Credits in Summer

    Semester Credit Hours Resident Cost Fees Nonresident Cost
    Fall I 19 $7,621 $1,520 $15,433
    Spring 17 $7,621 $1,360 $15,433
    Summer 0 0 0 0
    Fall II 17 $7,621 $1,360 $15,433
    Total 53 $22,863 $4,240 $46,299

    Total Tuition & Fees (Resident): $27,103
    Total Tuition & Fees (Nonresident): $50,539

    Scenario 2 – Internship for Three Credits in Summer

    Semester Credit Hours Resident Cost Fees Nonresident Cost
    Fall I 19 $7,621 $1,520 $15,433
    Spring 17 $7,621 $1,360 $15,433
    Summer 3 $2,654 $240 $4,259
    Fall II 17 $7,621 $1,360 $15,433
    Total 53 $25,348 $4,240 $50,046

    Total Tuition & Fees (Resident): $29,588
    Total Tuition & Fees (Nonresident): $54,286

  • Professional MBA Tuition & Fees

    Fall 2014 Professional MBA Tuition & Fees Under Various Scenarios

    Please visit UT Dallas Tuition Plans for details and up-to-date information.

    Professional MBA Evening Cohort

    Semester Credit Hours Resident Cost Fees Nonresident Cost
    Fall I 10 $6,351 $800 $12,077
    Spring I 9 $5,970 $720 $11,141
    Summer I 6 $4,238 $480 $7,469
    Fall II 10 $6,351 $800 $12,077
    Spring II 9 $5,970 $720 $11,141
    Summer II 9 $5,970 $720 $11,141
    Total 53 $34,850 $4,240 $65,046

    Total Tuition & Fees (Resident): $39,090
    Total Tuition & Fees (Nonresident): $69,286

    Professional Online MBA (assumes average of two courses a semester)

    Semester Credit Hours Resident Cost Fees Distance Learning Fees Nonresident Cost
    Fall I 4 $3,209 $320 $320 $5,349
    Spring I 6 $4,238 $480 $480 $7,469
    Summer I 7 $5,080 $560 $560 $9,076
    Fall II 6 $4,238 $480 $480 $7,469
    Spring II 6 $4,238 $480 $480 $7,469
    Summer II 6 $4,238 $480 $480 $7,469
    Fall III 6 $4,238 $480 $480 $7,469
    Spring III 6 $4,238 $480 $480 $7,469
    Summer III 6 $4,238 $480 $480 $7,469
    Total 53 $37,955 $4,240 $4,240 $66,688

    Total Tuition & Fees (Resident): $46,435
    Total Tuition & Fees (Nonresident): $75,168

    Professional Flex MBA (assumes average of two courses a semester)

    Semester Credit Hours Resident Cost Fees Nonresident Cost
    Fall I 4 $3,209 $320 $5,349
    Spring I 6 $4,238 $480 $7,469
    Summer I 7 $5,080 $560 $9,076
    Fall II 6 $4,238 $480 $7,469
    Spring II 6 $4,238 $480 $7,469
    Summer II 6 $4,238 $480 $7,469
    Fall III 6 $4,238 $480 $7,469
    Spring III 6 $4,238 $480 $7,469
    Summer III 6 $4,238 $480 $7,469
    Total 53 $37,955 $4,240 $66,688

    Total Tuition & Fees (Resident): $42,195
    Total Tuition & Fees (Nonresident): $70,928

Apply for PhD Program

The PhD in International Management Studies program and PhD in Management Science program each admit 3-5 new students per year per concentration (fall admission only). Both are designed to be full-time programs with completion being 4 to 5 years.

Executive education applicants must meet the program specific admission requirements.

NOTE: The information noted below about the tuition does NOT apply to Executive Education programs. Please visit the Executive Education programs for a specific tuition information.

Texas Residency (in-state)

Applicants and enrolled students at The University of Texas at Dallas are each classified as a resident or nonresident for tuition purposes. Texas residency is not based on citizenship, but based on when you moved to the state and how long you have continuously resided here. Please visit establishing Texas Residency for detailed information.

Guaranteed Tuition Plans

UT Dallas offers a guaranteed tuition plan, so whatever the semester credit hour rate is when you come into your program that will not change during your program. This guaranteed tuition plan is valid for 12 consecutive semesters for new incoming students enrolled for the first time during the fall 2014, spring 2015 or summer 2015 terms. Example: For a student whose first semester of enrollment was fall 2014, this plan will expire after the Summer 2018 term.

Tuition at UT Dallas is on a sliding scale. The more semester credit hours you take a semester, the cheaper the semester credit hours will be (see chart below). Students taking online courses will pay $80 per semester credit hour distance learning fee in addition to regular semester credit hour fees. Payment plans for tuition and short-term loans are available. For more information, please visit UT Dallas Bursar’s Office.

How to Calculate Tuition?

Disclaimer: Below is just an example of how to calculate tuition based on number of semester credit hours and dollar amount per credit. For more up-to-date information, please review the UT Dallas guaranteed tuition rate.

Example: The approximate tuition for an MS SCM degree program (36 semester credit hours):

  • Local students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) taking 3 courses every semester (9 credit hours) will be about 4 x $5,970 = $22,880
  • International students taking 3 courses every semester (9 credit hours) will be about 4 x $11,141 = $44,564
  • Also, add $80 per semester credit hour for each graduate course taken at JSOM as supplemental designated tuition fee and $80 per semester credit hour for each graduate course taken online at JSOM as distance learning fee.

Estimated Tuition and Program Duration (Sample for Local Students: US Citizens and Texas Residents)

Credit-Hours Per Semester Tuition Per Semester (Estimated) Program Total Tuition (Estimated) Program Length (Including Summer)
6 $4,238 $25,428 2 Years
9 $5,970 $23,880 1.5 Years
12 $7,029 $21,087 1 Year

Estimated Tuition and Program Duration (Sample for International Students)

Credit-Hours Per Semester Tuition Per Semester (Estimated) Program Total Tuition (Estimated) Program Length (Including Summer)
9 $10,803 $43,212 1.5 Years
12 $13,449 $40,347 1 Year