Welcome to UTD. Please visit our Steps After Admission page to obtain information on what to do to get started with your program.
We recommend that you accept your admission as early as possible to have time to prepare for your first semester. You should be ready to register in coursework at least a month before courses begin. Please keep in mind that some procedures, such as the International Student necessary documentsor Financial Aid paperwork, may require more processing time.
Your responsibilities include: Timely filling of all application materials Making time to periodically visit an academic advisor Keeping track of each semester’s progress on your degree plan Knowing and observing all prerequisite course requirements. (you can be dropped from a course if you do not have the listed prerequisites.) Applying for graduation according to the deadlines published in the course schedule Meeting all degree requirements of your degree plan as well as the general requirements outlined in the catalog of the year specified by your degree plan
Yes, there are three: (1) International Student Orientation, (2) UTD orientation for U.S. students, and (3) School of Management (SOM) orientation. International Student Orientation is mandatory. Please visit the ISSO Orientationpage for dates and registration information. UTD orientation for U.S. students is helpful, but not required. For more information, please see the New Student Programs page. SOM orientation is open to both international and U.S. students. It is optional but very useful. Details will be emailed to all admitted students. For additional information, please contact the Advising Office.
It is your Net ID followed by @utdallas.edu. For example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every semester, the University provides students with an online Academic Calendar that contains these and other important dates and deadlines. Please review the Academic Calendar at the beginning of each semester. You can also print a copy to keep it as a quick reference.
To find information about how UTD determines your residency, please go to the University’s residency page.
You can obtain a copy of your degree plan at the Advising Office (SOM 2.250) or view it through the SOM website.
Contact your academic advisor to initiate the procedure to approve possible course substitutions. Any deviation from the degree plan must be approved prior to enrollment in the course.
During regular registration, you can add/drop classes online using Galaxy, via a UTD email to your advisor, or in person at the Advising Office.
All course work applicable to a master’s degree must be completed within one consecutive six-year period, including any transfer coursework.
How do I satisfy the calculus prerequisite for graduate study within the School of Management graduate programs?
Completion of MATH 5304 or the undergraduate equivalent, MATH 1325, satisfies the calculus prerequisite for the Masters level programs that require it. Students who do not have these requirements may be admitted into the school, but must satisfy them within the first 12 hours of UTD course work. Certain programs within the School of Management may require additional prerequisites.
Math 5304 is a review course that covers material from the two semesters of undergraduate calculus required of all School of Management bachelor degree students. This course is not just a prerequisite for a few classes; it is a program prerequisite as well. It is considered the defining course for all management studies at UT Dallas. Graduates of the school are expected by industry to have achieved a high level of quantitative skill. In fact, a large percentage of graduate students in the school come into the program with backgrounds in math and engineering. Math 5304 is designed to equip you with the tools to be competitive with the students who have strong quantitative backgrounds
Please see Transfers & Waivers.
Can courses be taken at other institutions after enrolling in a School of Management graduate program?
Students officially admitted to a School of Management graduate program must obtain prior approval before taking any courses at another university. The resultant transfer hours may be denied if prior approval is not obtained. See the instructions on the Pre-Approval Request form.
Campus Bookstore. Go to http://www.bkstr.com/ and select Texas, then University of Texas at Dallas. Off Campus Bookstore. Go to http://www.offcampusbooks.com.
Students may change their intended degrees within the School of Management as long as they are in good standing (3.0 GPA) and meet the current admission requirements of the new degree program. A change of major form (also available in the Advising Office) must be completed and submitted to your academic advisor.
Each academic area has an assigned director to help you manage your academic experience. The program director can advise you on which elective courses might best serve your career needs, information about the appropriate student organization that can support your extra-curricular needs, mentoring and other academic concern. You can find the list of Academic Program Directors on the Important Contacts page.
You can find the directory from the UTD home page (www.utdallas.edu) by clicking on Directories, located next to the search box at the top of the page.
For anything not covered here, please try UT Dallas A to Z (the green alphabet blocks). This index provides a quick way to find what you are looking for. You can also access the entire index from the top right corner of the home page by clicking on Full Search A-Z Index.