Prospective Students FAQ
Please review our Application Information page to follow the corresponding process for your program of interest.
Yes, you must take and submit an official GMAT or GRE score for review and admission, if you have taken it previously; it must have been completed no more than five years prior to application. We take both the GMAT and GRE for all our graduate programs with the exception of the Full-Time MBA program which requires the GMAT.
As a policy we do not base admission on just one factor that admissions process is holistic. We look at your GMAT or GRE score, GPA, if you attended an accredited school, any relevant extracurricular activities you were involved in and work experience if applicable. While we do not have a minimum there is a competitive average that you must meet in order to be admitted. Our current GMAT competitive average is 580 and our competitive GRE average is 1240.
What should I do to improve my GMAT score given its importance for admission and scholarship consideration?
We strongly recommend you take a preparatory course, numerous third party companies offer GMAT exam preparation courses. UT Dallas School of Management offers a 16-hour course consisting of four, four-hour sessions held on two consecutive weekends at the UT Dallas campus.Get detailed information on dates and Pricing
We will use highest or best total GMAT score. We will not take a verbal score from one test and a quantitative score from another we use a total GMAT score for admissions processing and decisions.
The cost varies from year to year and depends on your residency status. Please go to the Bursars page and review the latest tuition table under Tuition and Fees. Tuition will be calculated each semester based on the number of credit hours a student registers in. Additional fees will be assessed as outlined below the tuition table, under School/Program Course Related Fees.
Yes, please go to the Scholarships website for details and to apply, also please pay particular attention to the eligibility and deadline section.
Domestic applicants must submit an original transcript for admissions. This must come either from the university directly or in an unopened envelope with the university seal across the seal. International applicants or anyone with an international transcript can submit copies for review and admission. After admission you will have one academic semester to submit official transcripts or any other academic document.
I am an international student and received my Bachelor’s degree in the United States. Will I need to submit an English proficiency exam such as a TOEFL score?
No, you don’t need to submit a TOEFL or any English proficiency exam score if you have graduated from a university in United States.
If I am an international student who has to take an English language proficiency exam, what are my options and what scores should I achieve?
For details please visit English Proficiency.
For domestic applicants:
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 1
- Summer : April 1
- Fall: May 1
- Spring: September 1
- Summer : March 1
Your current academic adviser, faculty or if you are working, your supervisor, manager or colleague/coworker are the best persons to write your letters of recommendation.
Completion of Business Calculus, Applied Calculus, or Calculus I satisfies the math prerequisite for the Masters level programs that have calculus as a program prerequisite. Students who do not have this requirement may be admitted into the school, but must complete Quantitative Foundations of Business at UT Dallas within their first semester. (Certain programs within the School of Management may require additional prerequisites.)
Quantitative Foundations of Business is designed to equip you with the tools to be competitive with the students who have strong quantitative backgrounds. A large percentage of graduate students in the school come into the program with backgrounds in math and engineering. Graduates of the school are expected by industry to have achieved a high level of quantitative skill.