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MS Application Deadlines
Term Deadline Late Application*
Fall May 1 Day prior to Classes begin
Spring October 1 Day prior to Classes begin
Summer March 1 Day prior to Classes begin

* If applying after the regular application deadline, please review the late application deadline reminders available on this page.

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

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

A competitive GMAT or GRE score, no more than five years old by date of application is required from all applicants, except for:

  • Candidates who have a doctoral degree, such as a PhD, MD or Juris Doctor.
  • High-achieving candidates may request a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have obtained*:
    • Their undergraduate or graduate degree from UT Dallas (regardless of their major) and achieved a GPA at or above a 3.500. (GPA only includes UTD grades.)
    • Their undergraduate or graduate degree from a university with an AACSB-accredited business school (regardless of their degree’s area of focus) and achieved a GPA at or above a 3.600.
    • Their academic certificate from JSOM, in a related field, and achieved a GPA at or above 3.500.
    • They graduated Summa Cum Laude from a U.S.-based ABET-accredited school
    • They graduated in the top 20 percent of their graduating class from an EQUIS school. (Official verification required.)*
    • MS Marketing applicants, please contact the program for information on the GMAT/GRE waiver.

* Once application is submitted, if applicant meets the GMAT/GRE criteria outlined above, they must email JSOMGRAdvising@utdallas.edu to request review without submitting a GMAT/GRE.

Interested in a scholarship? Please note, while Office of Admission and Enrollment accepts unofficial scores (such as GMAT and GRE) and in some cases the score may be waived for the purpose of admission, JSOM Graduate Scholarship Office will NOT waive any requirements (including GMAT and GRE) and it requires all new students to submit their official scores to UT Dallas, for the purpose of scholarship consideration.

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.

Transcripts

Domestic applicants must submit transcript copies from all U.S.-based colleges and universities attended, including any graduate program in which the applicant was enrolled for admission.

International applicants and U.S. citizen and permanent resident applicants with an international degree must submit copies of academic documents such as a transcript, diploma, mark sheets, provisional degree certificate and/or your final degree certificate.

The applicant’s cumulative GPA 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.

Resume

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.

Submitting Unofficial 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.

File Requirements for Uploading Documents

  • Format: Scanned and saved as a PDF file (photos not acceptable).
  • If your transcript is issued to you via hard-copy format in a sealed envelope, it is acceptable for you to open it and scan to PDF for upload.
  • File size should be 10MB or less.
  • Files cannot be password-protected or have a digital signature.
  • Upload each document separately.
  • Resolution should be no more than 300dpi.
  • Scan in black and white only.

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

Official Transcripts

Domestic 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).

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

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

Certain prerequisites are required for graduate programs. Applicants who have not satisfied such requirements may be admitted but will need to satisfy the prerequisites as required by their program. Credit is not earned for program prerequisites; however, all grades achieved in prerequisites will count toward the student’s cumulative grade-point average (GPA).


  • All degree programs (except MS in Accounting Cohort, MS in 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 in Business Analytics, MS in Energy Management, MS in Finance, MS in Management Science and MS in Supply Chain Management. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement may take OPRE 6303 (Quantitative Foundations of Business).
  • Knowledge of statistics is required for the MS in Finance program. Applicants who have not satisfied this requirement may take OPRE 6301 (Statistics and Data Analysis).

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.

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