Admission Requirements

Please carefully review the following requirements 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. For more specific information on tuition and fees please visit UT Dallas guaranteed tuition plans.

Apply for Undergraduate Program

All undergraduate applicants apply directly to The University of Texas at Dallas central admission’s office. To reach an admission’s office representative, call (972) 883-2270 or (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 (there is no exception to this requirement, except for those individuals who have a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD, Juris Doctor, etc.).

  • There is no waiver of GMAT or GRE for applicants who have earned other Masters degrees.
  • The school’s current admitted average GMAT score is 600. Please review the list of GMAT Program Codes.
  • The average admitted GRE score is 320 (1240 based on the old scoring system). Our GRE School Code is 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 can submit a copy of their diploma, certificates and transcripts for review and admission. At least one of these academic documents must show conferral of a degree. (For a list of examples of academic documents needed, please visit here). Please note, if admitted, official/attested documents will be required before a student can register in their first semester.

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 on a 4.0 scale.

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.


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.

Three Letters 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.

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.

Please mail your official transcripts and other 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 Please include your application ID with your email.

Master’s Degree Program Prerequisites

Prerequisite knowledge in calculus is a requirement for the Professional MBA, Professional MBA Online and 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 listed 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 page for more information.

Degree credit is not earned for program prerequisites, though all grades earned in graduate courses impact the cumulative GPA.Deficiencies must be remedied during the first semester of the graduate program. For further information contact the School of Management Advising Office.

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 International and Visa Applicants
Fall Deadline: July 1st
Spring Deadline: November 1st
Summer Deadline: April 1st
Fall Deadline: May 1st
Spring Deadline: September 1st
Summer Deadline: March 1st
Apply for Full-Time MBA Program

The Jindal School of Management looks for outstanding candidates and each year the school enrolls approximately 50-60 new students. Each student is distinguished by a unique combination of high leadership potential, academic excellence, individual background and interests. Candidates are evaluated based on a comprehensive review of their qualifications and not on minimum performance standards.

The school carefully evaluates all parts of your application to understand who you are, what you have done, what you can add to the Full-Time MBA community and how the UT Dallas Full-Time MBA experience will help you meet your goals.

Application Requirements

  • Full-Time MBA online application form
  • Official transcripts in both English and local language
  • Sealed enclosed certified copy of degree certificate if degree granted by a non-US institution
  • All international students required to provide an English proficiency test no more than two years old from one of three testing services: TOEFL, PTE, and the IELTS (reporting code: 6897)
  • Optional letters of recommendation (3 maximum) are welcomed if you feel additional information will assist in the admission process. Recommendation letters must be submitted through the online application system.
  • Two essays on topics listed in the application
  • GMAT scores (no more than five years old, reporting code: 6897). If you already have a valid GRE score, you can elect to submit the GRE score in lieu of a GMAT, but you will not be eligible for an in-state waiver.
  • Resume to be uploaded into application
  • Application fee ($100 domestic, $150 international). Please note a late fee of $75 will be assessed for all international applications submitted after May 1 and all domestic applications submitted after July 1.
  • Interviews by invitation only

Application Timeline

There will be three application periods for fall entrance in a given academic year. After the final deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.



Early November 1 December 15
Priority March 1 April 15
Regular May 1 June 15

Applicants are encouraged to complete the online application by the priority deadline of March 1st to optimize their chance for receiving scholarship (teaching assistantships and/or scholarship funds). Please remember, applications are considered complete and ready for review once all supporting documents have been received by our office. Please send transcripts to:

The University of Texas at Dallas
Admissions and Enrollment Services
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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.

Guaranteed Tuition Plans

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. For more specific information on tuition and fees please visit UT Dallas guaranteed tuition plans.

Guaranteed Tuition Plans

Texas residency is not based on citizenship. It is based on when you moved to the state and how long you have continuously resided here. Please visit Residency for detailed information.

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

Example: The proximate tuition for a master degree program (36 semester credit hours) for:

  • 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

For more information, please review UT Dallas guaranteed tuition rate.