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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.

Fall Deadline: May 1
Spring Deadline: October 1

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 two different tuition plans. The variable tuition rate plan is based on a traditional plan that only locks tuition rates in for one academic year at a time. The rates on the variable tuition plan are subject to change each academic year.

The guaranteed tuition plan is a plan that locks tuition rates in for four consecutive years and protects the student against increases during those four years. This plan is designed to aid students and families in the budget and planning of college expenses.

All new incoming students will be automatically placed into the variable tuition rate plan, but will have the option to lock in their tuition rates for four consecutive years with the guaranteed tuition plan.

To make your tuition plan choice, please follow these instructions on this page

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).

Other prerequisite information can be found on the JSOM Policy page

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