The Graduate School is administratively located in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
The goal of graduate study is the development of a student's ability for creative research, critical evaluation and scholarship in a particular discipline or in interrelated disciplines. Graduate study actively involves students in research, and by sharing in investigations with their professors, graduate students acquire the spirit as well as methods of creative scholarship. Achievement of the goal is demonstrated by preparations of reports, theses and dissertations. In practice-oriented and teaching-oriented graduate programs, emphasis is on preparation for careers in application of existing knowledge in professional practice and teaching.
The Graduate School is the focus of advanced studies and research in the University. A graduate faculty of more than 400 makes the Graduate School an important influence in creating high standards for academic accomplishment and in achieving an intellectual environment of the highest quality for the University community.
The Graduate School of The University of Texas at Arlington was established in 1966 with the initiation of six master's degree programs. Doctoral degree programs were added in 1969 with a Ph.D. in engineering. Today the University offers master's degrees in 66 disciplines or interdisciplinary programs and 21 doctoral degree programs.
Students and applicants are encouraged to visit the Graduate School Web site at http://grad.uta.edu to locate important information about graduate programs and the admissions process. The Web site is organized into user groups that quickly link students with all the important Web resources on campus.