Degree Plans

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Learn more about your undergraduate or graduate degree plan. Undergraduate Graduate

You can find your program curriculum outlined in detail in the UT Dallas Catalog. The academic program areas can provide additional updates within the JSOM website – just follow the quick links above for Undergraduate, MS or MBA.

At the Advising Office we will provide you with a degree plan worksheet to aide you in keeping track of the courses you are completing and to use as a roadmap for the upcoming semesters.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate FAQ

You will set up your degree plan during your Freshman/Transfer Orientation or during your first advising meeting. We will keep an official copy in your file and will provide you with a copy for your records. This will be your primary tool as you plan current and future registrations.

AP Scores

All testing scores must be sent officially from the College Board system. We are unable to use test scores from transcripts. The AP Credit Equivalency Chart is found on the Credit by Exam page.

UTD GPA requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (C average) is required in the major and related courses, in any declared minor, and overall. Major preparatory classes are not included in the calculation of the major GPA. Only grades earned at UT-Dallas are used in calculating this GPA. Additional information regarding GPA and academic good standing is out lined in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Transferable Credits

Please remember that for courses taken off campus:

JSOM Policy on Undergraduate Change of Majors

All students wishing to change majors to JSOM after enrollment should carefully consider the consequences of excessive hours and time to degree completion. All students considering major changes are advised to complete career counseling assessment at either the Jindal Career Management Center or University Career Center.

Application to Change Major from Non-JSOM to a JSOM Major:

Currently Enrolled Students:


Incoming Freshman:

Graduate Students

Graduate FAQ

Important Highlights

The following are applicable to graduate students:

Transfers and Waivers

Transfers and waivers may be granted for coursework previously completed. We have put together some preliminary questions to help you determine if your course meets the preliminary requirements for a transfer or waiver.

Transfer Waiver

The complete rules are outlined in the forms below. Please review them completely before submitting the forms:

Waivers of Core Courses

Waivers of program core requirements may be granted in recognition of previous coursework completed with a grade of B or better within the past six years in a specific business program area. This allows a student to skip a core course in their degree plan and take a higher-level course in the same academic area meeting the core requirement with no reduction in the program credit-hour requirements. Up to 9 hours of coursework from other universities may be waived from any Master of Science Program’s core courses in the School of Management. Up to 12 hours of coursework from other universities may be used to waive core courses in the Professional MBA degree program.

Transfer of Graduate Semester Credit Hours

Transfer credits may be granted for equivalent graduate coursework taken at other universities with a grade of B or better within the past six years. Up to 9 semester credit hours of coursework from other universities may be transferred into any Master of Science in the School of Management. Up to 12 semester credit hours of coursework from other universities may be used to transfer credit to the Professional MBA degree program. The Full-Time MBA program and Professional Evening Cohort MBA program only allows 6 elective semester credit hours to be transferred into its program.

If you are completing your transfer coursework through Study/Education Abroad your transfer paperwork will be handled through the Study/Education Abroad Office.