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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 to request review without submitting a GMAT/GRE.

Our GRE school code is R6897. Please review the list of GMAT Program Codes.

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.

You have met the English proficiency requirement, and do not need to submit an English proficiency exam for admission, if:

  • Your bachelor’s or master’s degree (or its equivalent) was earned through instruction and examination in English.

No. International applicants who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a college or university in the United States are waived from the English proficiency requirement.

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.

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.

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).

Overall, applicants must provide the following documents:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Degree certificate if applicable (international students)
  • GMAT or GRE and TOEFL or IELTS scores from testing centers
  • One letter of recommendation (no specific format)
  • Personal objectives statement
  • Resume

Note: Resume, recommendation letters and personal objective 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 Please include your application ID with your email.

Yes, you may, once admitted and prior to enrollment you would need to provide official documents.

U.S. Citizen and Permanent Residents
Fall Deadline: July 1st
Spring Deadline: November 1st
Summer Deadline: April 1st

International and Visa Applicants
Fall Deadline: May 1st
Spring Deadline: September 1st
Summer Deadline: March 1st

Yes, for available scholarships at Jindal school of management, please visit the scholarship page:

UT Dallas also provides scholarships. Please visit UT Dallas office of financial aid for more information:

You may contact the JSOM office of scholarships via:
For undergraduate:
For graduate scholarship:

UT Dallas offers a guaranteed tuition plan, so whatever the semester credit hour rate is when you come into your program that will not change during your program. This guaranteed tuition plan is valid for 12 consecutive semesters for new incoming students enrolled for the first time during the fall 2014, spring 2015 or summer 2015 terms. Example: For a student whose first semester of enrollment was fall 2014, this plan will expire after the Summer 2018 term.

Please visit UT Dallas tuition plan for more information:

Prerequisite knowledge in calculus is a requirement for Professional MBA, Professional MBA Online and all MS program except MS Marketing, MS Healthcare Management, MS International Management Studies, MS Information Technology Management and MS Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

MS Finance program require basic statistics as a program prerequisite. Students who have not meet the basic statistics prerequisite will need to complete OPRE 6301 to complete the basic statistics requirement for the MS Finance Program.

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.)

You may contact the International Student Services for questions related to I20, international orientations and F-1 visa or other visa types.