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 the UT Dallas Bursars office.
- MS and Professional
- PhD Programs
- Executive Education
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 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 StudentFreshmen 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.
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.).
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.)
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.
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.
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.
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 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.