MS Programs Admission

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

MS Admission Overview

GMAT or GRE Score

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management prefers the GMAT admission test; however; we accept the GRE test as well.

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:

* Once application is submitted, applicant must email JSOMGRAdvising@utdallas.edu to request review under this criteria.

Please note that the school’s current admitted average GMAT score is 600, and the average admitted GRE score is 310.

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

The ability to read, write, speak and understand English is essential for success in graduate studies at UT Dallas. If your native language is not English and you have been educated outside the United States, you must demonstrate English proficiency.

Please review the requirements as outlined on the Graduate Admission at UT Dallas page for specifics on scores and potential waivers.


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 considered when reviewing applicants for MBA programs.

Letter of Recommendation

One professional letter of recommendation from current or past employers, community leaders, former professors, etc. Letter 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.

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

Submitting Documents

To avoid processing delays, we recommend applying to UT Dallas with unofficial test scores and transcripts. Scanned unofficial copies of your documents can be uploaded using the online application. If you have exhausted your attempts to submit your essay, resume or letter of recommendation using the online application, you may upload a copy through the Admissions Forms folder under Orion Self-Service in Galaxy. If you have already uploaded a copy using the online graduate application, you do not need to submit another copy in Galaxy.

Official copies of your documents should be sent to UT Dallas after admission.

If possible, we recommend you submit your official transcripts and diploma/degree certificates after admission using an electronic uploading system like CHESSIC and TrueCopy

File Requirements for Uploading Documents

Master’s Degree Program Prerequisites

Certain prerequisites are required for graduate programs. Applicants who have not satisfied such requirement may be admitted but will need to satisfy the prerequisites within the first 12 semester credit hours of graduate study, with a grade of “B” or better. Credit is not earned for program prerequisites; however, all grades achieved in prerequisites will count toward the student’s grade-point average (GPA). For more information, please contact JSOM advising office (972) 883-2750.

  • All degree programs (except MS Accounting, MS Accounting Cohort, MS Finance Cohort and MBA programs) require students to take a one semester credit-hour Professional Development course.
  • Knowledge of calculus is required for the following graduate programs: MS Accounting, MS Energy, MS Finance, MS Management Science and MS Supply Chain. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement may take OPRE 6303 (Quantitative Foundations of Business) and earn a grade of “B” or better.
  • Knowledge of Statistics is required for the MS Finance degree program. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement may take OPRE 6301 (Statistics and Data Analysis) and earn a grade of “B” or better.
  • Some additional Accounting classes are required for the MS Accounting degree program. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement need to complete those courses, in addition to the 36 semester credit hours in the MS Accounting program. 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.

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

Students who 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.

MS Deadlines for U.S. Citizens and International Applicants

Deadlines may vary by program. Contact the program to which you are applying to verify its deadlines.

Priority Deadline

  • Complete application files* submitted by the priority deadline may receive an earlier decision.
  • As applications can take four to six weeks to process, you are encouraged to submit a complete application as early as possible.

Regular Deadline

  • Complete application files* submitted by the regular deadline will be reviewed for a decision.
  • If an application is submitted after the regular deadline, a decision is not guaranteed. Additionally, applicants may not receive a decision in time to avoid late registration.
MS Application Deadlines
Term Priority* Regular*
Fall Full-Term January 15 May 1
Spring Full-Term May 15 October 1
Summer (11-week session) October 15 March 1

*An application is considered complete when all supporting documents, including transcripts, are postmarked on or before the deadline.

More information about deadlines is available on the academic calendar.

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